2019 had the third lowest number of posts published on Beyond the Sphere since the blog began back in 2010. I only managed to publish 222 posts, which, considering I spent considerable time ‘away’ from the blog last year, isn’t too bad an achievement. On the flip side, the year had the fourth highest number of likes, averaging at 13.4 likes per post, which I’m eternally grateful for. I would, however be just as grateful for one like for the whole year, so to get 2,968 means I’m thrilled to bits.

I posted a total of 47,950 words last year – the lowest number since the blog began, even beaten by the first year, 2010, which only began in May. But hey! I did post a lot of short posts… and a few pictures which balances things out a little. That’s my excuse, anyway!

My top category for posts was Feel GOOD!, which it would be as I use this category for every post I write. That’s really the whole point of blogging, for me, so regardless of the content of the post, that is my main intention. That hasn’t changed since 2010. My top tag was Feeling Good, which is quite a new tag brought in for the ‘featured image’ item on a previous theme I used, but like the Feel GOOD! option I now use it for every post. It’s always good to have little reminders of these things, I feel!

I’ve managed to Feel GOOD! throughout all of 2019, even through the latter months of the year where things that would be considered a deviation from the norm occurred. A positive attitude helps with any situation, and I feel this helped me through as well.

It’s now 2020. As of yet, I don’t know if I’ll be posting daily, weekly or as often as I can, although I feel it will be the latter – which is probably the better option anyway for me. I’m planning on writing away from the blog, which may or may not appear on the blog during the year, we shall see. I’m also planning on getting more creative artistically, and I’ll probably share these creations either here or on my other blog Splodge and Splatter – but there’s a whole New Year ahead to see where these turn up.

So, I will say Happy New Year once again. Happy January. Happy New Decade. Happy Times.

18 thoughts

  1. Just go with the flow TL, what will be will be….Take the pressure off, forget numbers and just have fun! All will be well…I hope you encounter a wonderful new year/new decade ahead. Wishing you all the best. VK 🙂

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  2. Happy New Year, Tom. Like you I have had a somewhat fallow 2019 when it comes to blogging. Reading and visiting others’ posts has been the main casualty, sadly. I feel a renewed surge of energy with the turn of the decade and the promise of better things to come.
    Although atm that is hard to imagine with all the fires that are consuming so much of Australia. The losses have been huge, devastating, and will continue to be as extreme weather conditions are still starting new fires and resparking old ones. May we be gently rained upon for a VERY long time to replenish, cleanse and hydrate.

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    1. Things are a bit extreme there at the moment, Raili, aren’t they? Here’s hoping you get those rains you desperately need very soon.
      Happy New Year to you and keep safe.

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