Some year-end wrap-up numbers:
I’ve been enjoying various ‘state of the blog’ reports, so I figured I might as well share! This site had 1.4 million pageviews last year (up about 11% from 2021) — and I know the majority of those visits are repeat visits rather than random traffic, so THANK YOU! You make it fun and gratifying to write here.
The newsletter is up to ~3700 subscribers, which is wonderful. And my favorite part is that when I sent a newsletter, several of you always email me back interesting tidbits related to what I sent — unexpected and fun!
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Our BOBW Patreon has grown a lot in the last few months especially and the conversations (both in our meetups and on the site, message-board style) have been active and fun.
And finally, the launch of Best Laid Plans Academy was a success — and round 1 is about to kick off! I’ve been enjoying meeting participants in 1:1 sessions and can’t wait to get the group together.
The growth above has happened organically – no paid ads and (importantly) no social media. I am much happier without IG/etc in my life so I am thrilled to see people will still find what I create without it.
Your ideas, welcome!
I probably should do some kind of survey at some point, so look for that in the weeks/months to come. But if you have ideas or feedback for what you’d like to see more (or less of – just be nice 🙂 ), I would love to hear them! It has definitely been a mindset shift to bring my work in this realm to ‘real job’ territory, but since going part time I feel like I have the space and energy to give so much more, so I am excited for what is to come!
Back next week with regular 5 on a Friday!
Just felt pulled to share some of these numbers and my gratitude to you all for helping these things grow.