Wednesday 15 December 2021

Month In Review(s) - November 2021


OK, this post is a bit later than I intended, but December's hectic at the best of times, so... let's just do this -

November - Tachwedd

November's over, and here I am standing in December wondering how we got to the end of 2021, when it feels like it never really got started in the first place.

This year's felt like the hangover after 2020, and never really moved past that. 

Or is that just me? How has your 2021 been, dearest nerdlets?

November was migraine-y, for the most part. 

So, I'm happy with what I managed to get done, without over-doing it (as I have a tendency of doing.)

(OK... maybe I over-did it a little on a few occasions, but for me that's like a record dammit!)

I've been really building up my Medium account for the last couple of months, and it's starting to show real improvement stats-wise and earnings-wise.

Don't worry though, dearest nerdlets, the vast majority of things I post on Medium have been previously published either here, or on Twitter, where there are no pay-walls/article limits.

The only real exception is posts that are actually about Medium - like this one about Medium's clap feature, and this one about my highest earning Medium post in November - and that's 'cos the place they're most of interest is Medium itself, ofc.

Which brings us to December's blogging schedule right here on Dora Reads.

As usual, I'm taking my chance to relieve some pressure over Christmas by reducing the amount of regular series posts I'm publishing this month.

So Friday Fics Fix and Nerd Church are both on break 'til January. 

Comics Wrap-Up is not taking a break just yet - because I want to be able to shout about Hawkeye on Disney+. It might take a break in a month or two, to add more breathing room to my schedule.

In the meantime I'll be giving a go to my annual attempts at blog admin. and pre-scheduling content (...a girl can dream, I guess. And let's face it, stranger things have happened in the last 2-5 years 😅)

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Most Popular Posts*

1. Nerd Church - No Time For A COP Out, There Is No Planet B

2. Month in Review(s) - October 2021

3. Comics Wrap-Up - Taking A Ride To My Old Haunts

4. Nerd Church - War Is Failure

5. Comics Wrap-Up - I Forget All About The Storm Outside

6. Seven Years of Blogging! (aka My Blog Anniversary Post)

7. Friday Fics Fix - Any Port (Cabin) In A Storm

8. Nerd Church - I Want The Books To Be OK

9. Comics Wrap-Up - And He'll Brace For Battle In the Night

10. Friday Fics Fix - Frosted Fears

*ammended to exclude suspected spam traffic - apologies for any mistakes

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Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

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Taking A Ride To My Old Haunts - Morbius and more

I Forget All About The Storm Outside - Marvel's Eternals and more

A Fortune For Your Disaster - Spider-Man and more

And He'll Brace For Battle In the Night - Hawkeye and more

Friday Fics Fix

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Frosted Fears - FrostIron where Tony and Loki are stuck in a nightmare realm!

Any Port (Cabin) In A Storm - Baba Yaga ships SamBucky, OK?

Knit Together - Klaus Hargreeves (The Umbrella Academy) using knitting as therapy in rehab

Loki Angst Time! (Woo!) - ...this one pretty much explains itself 😅

Nerd Church

No Time For A COP Out, There Is No Planet B - The climate is in trouble, and COP26 may not have done enough

War Is Failure - Yes, even the ones we 'won'

I Want The Books To Be OK - Bit of a weird one, not gonna lie

Dunkirk Spirit - May 1940, November 2021

Other Non-Review Posts

Month in Review(s) - October 2021

So that's my November! How was yours?

Talk to me! 😀💬

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  1. Pre-scheduling content! Imagine such a world! I suddenly remembered there was a time in my life when I had blog posts scheduled a month out at all times. JUST IMAGINE. I could never do that in this economy.

    I'm so sorry to hear that you had such a migrainey November! I was unprepared for December to arrive and am very unprepared for 2022, but I suppose I'll have to face it as it comes.

    1. Ha, so the rumours are true - it *is* possible to pre-schedule! Lol. It's still v. much a dream at this point.

      Thanks, and yeah - I have no idea how we got to December *looks around in bewilderment* - here we are I guess! <3

  2. "This year's felt like the hangover after 2020, and never really moved past that."
    Ha! Great tagline.

    I'm sorry you had to deal with migraines. I hope you're having a better month - and yeah, schedules are real. I schedule all the time LOL. For some, though, it only feels like added pressure. I guess it all hinges on knowing how much you can really accomplish in a month...

    1. No matter what I do, 85-90% of the time I end up writing most of the post the night before it goes live *face palms* <3

  3. Time seems to play tricks on me and I'm still in shock that we are STILL living through a pandemic. Now that the holidays are here, I'm getting that deep sadness again because we won't be gathering to see family this year either. I hope your December has gone well and that you find some relaxation time. Best wishes for 2022!

    1. Thank you and same to you! Nadolig LLawen a Blwyddyn Newydd DDa!/Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)


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