Good Afternoon everyone,
Today I woke up to a message from WordPress congratulating me on my 6th Blog Anniversary! That’s right, it’s been 6 years already! It’s been an exciting journey so far with many adventures, great reads, and most of all, incredible new friends made along the way.
Blogging can be a bit tiring at times, and it occupies a lot of my after-work time, but I still love doing it as well as being a part of this community, so hopefully I’ll be here celebrating with you many more anniversaries 😊
As always, I though it would be nice to share with you some statistics of what I’ve been doing throughout the years, but this time I decided to bring some new data as well.
But let’s start with a general overview:
Since the 5th of August 2015, I’ve published 462 posts (I’ve decided not to count giveaway winners’ announcements, book deals announcements, etc.), and I am very happy to see that half of those posts were reviews. In fact, I am a bit surprised with that fact because I always feel that I am behind on my To Be Reviewed pile, so it makes me happy to know that I’ve been able to review an average of 33 books per year, especially because I still have 5 more months this year to raise the average 😊. What do you think? Should I make that a 2021 goal? I bet I can raise the average to 35, don’t you think?
If I look at the type of posts I’ve published in each year, I can see a tendency to increase the number of reviews (again, 2019 was an atypical year because I felt the need to read less JAFF books for a while) but all other type of posts have remained stable at the exception of Guest Posts which had a boom in 2017. I’m sorry to see that My Jane Austen Road Trip Posts have not increased, and I blame Covid for that, but hopefully I’ll be able to change that in 2022. Fingers Crossed!
What do you think of these statistics? Do they correspond to what you’d like to see here at From Pemberley to Milton? Which are the type of posts you like the most?
As mentioned above I’ve reviewed 231 books throughout the years, but how many authors I have I reviewed? Well, I’ve reviewed 120 different authors! That gives me a pretty good picture of what is out there in the genre, don’t you think? But that also means that some authors are recurrent, so let’s take a look at the authors I’ve reviewed the most at From Pemberley to Milton:
Victoria Kincaid, Jennifer Joy and Maria Grace are on top of the most reviewed authors list, and again, I was a little surprised with how many books from these authors I’ve read. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything from Victoria Kincaid, and I wasn’t expecting to have reviewed so many books from Maria Grace. I guess time just flies by and reviews keep coming, increasing these numbers without me even realizing it. Joana Starnes is next as I’ve read 8 of her books, and that is not so surprising for me, in fact I though she would be on top of that list.
Abigail Reynolds, Cassandra Grafton, Christie Capps, Elizabeth Adams and Nicole Clarkston complete this list as I’ve reviewed 5 books from each of these authors, and I believe some of them will go up on the list as I have a few of their books in my current TBR.
But does this mean these are the authors I read the most?
Well, it kind of does, but there are a few other authors I’ve read just as much, like Jan Hahn (long time favorite), Kara Louise (who I should read shortly) and Regina Jeffers (who I will certainly read shortly). So why haven’t I reviewed all the books from these authors that I’ve read? Well, some of them were read before I even I had the blog, so I wasn’t reviewing them at the time, I guess I’ll need to re-read them, right? That is an effort I’ve been trying to make, especially when audiobooks of “older” books come out. As time is limited and there is an ever-growing offer out there, I try to revisit books I’ve read some time ago through the audio version, hopefully this will allow me to solve this situation. Also, sometimes, if I read a book and I don’t take notes or review it immediately, I tend to forget what I liked or disliked, so sometimes, I read some books that I don’t review because I am lazy (that’s the ugly truth). I promise to do my best to avoid this in the future!
I decided to keep it simple this year, so this is about it when it comes to stats, but if you’d like to see any other type of graphics or statistics, please let me know and I’ll include them next year, or maybe even when I announce the winner of the giveaway next week. I absolutely love statistics and graphics, but I would also love to publish only what interest you, so let me know if there is anything you’d like to see. Also, we’ve done some surveys to readers in the past, is that something you’d like to see done once more? Which type of information would you like to know?
Last question (hum…or couple of questions). Which type of posts do you prefer to see published? And in the case of reviews, which type of books do you prefer to see reviewed? Variations? Moderns? Older ones, recently released? Known authors? Unknown authors?
Let me know, I’m all ears 😊
To celebrate From Pemberley to Milton’s 6th anniversary I will be offering one ebook to one of my followers. The winner may choose any book I’ve reviewed in the past 6 years. You can check them out by author or by genre. Navigate through the website, and let me know which one calls your attention 🙂 The giveaway is open until the 13th of August and I’ll announce the winner shortly after that.