Thanks to everyone who visited this site in 2018. You came from far and wide, according to my WordPress statistics. The top five countries viewing my blog were: United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and, for reasons which escape me, Palestinian Territories.
Visitors came primarily to view The Short List, which now features 950+ entries. There were 360 additions to the list this year, an average of 30 new publications per month. Other than Facebook, Twitter and WordPress Reader, the top five referrers to this blog were: Wikipedia, Sandra Seamans, Christopher Fielden, Alex J. Coyne’s article in Author’s Publish and 805 Lit. I appreciate you spreading the word.
The Short List is for writers of flash fiction and short prose. The list is organized by word count, providing links to the submission guidelines and potential publication. These were the top five publication links that were clicked this year: Folded Word, Antimatter Magazine, Degenerate Literature, Down in the Dirt and Fairy Tale Magazine. This last one may or may not be defunct at this writing, but that’s why I keep an ever-growing list of departed publications. A moment of silence for those we lost this year.
Other than The Short List, a few other of my blog posts received top clicks: Barbarism, 6:58, A Fortune, Night Before Trash Day and Forget-Me-Pops. It is no secret that these posts are for stories I wrote. In fact, 21 stories of mine were published in 2018. Click on over and give them a read.
Here’s to a Happy New Year and for more words in print in 2019.