At the start of each month, I highlight the best performing posts from the previous month. I only include articles I actually posted throughout that month and they’re written in order. I don’t do this to brag, it is to highlight what posts work well and which possibly don’t for those prospective bloggers. Here are the most successful blog posts from the month of March 2022.
March was a great month for my blog as I wrote some fairly different and interesting articles, highlighting some new content for people to read. As I come to the realisation that the content people come to my blog for is mostly about books. So I’ve started a new series of content where I highlight some of the best books I’ve asked people to recommend on different platforms. This way, it’s not purely my opinion – it’s that of the many.
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The most-read articles from this month have a good range to them. They’re not all book reviews and they’re not all from another type of category either. On top of a five-star read, there are also some great gadgets for those of you who love picking up tech that supports your reading.
5. Book review of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
The fifth most successful article from this month was my review of my first Colleen Hoover book. It Ends With Us is one of the more popular of her books – it was also one I got as a Valentine’s Day gift (we do gifts instead of flowers/chocs etc) and so I decided to pick it up. I wrote a glowing review for this and gave it only the second five-star rating I’ve given this year.
4. Have You Seen These Super Useful Book-Reader Gadgets?
Early on in the month, I found myself buying a lot of different gadgets to support my book reading. Therefore, I thought I’d write an article about some of the great gadgets I’d found during my searches online for those book lovers who also love their gadgets. My absolute highlight from this list is the Sleep Mask with built-in headphones – these are perfect for falling asleep to an audiobook at night.
3. Are Twitter Communities Actually Any Good?
Twitter Communities have quickly sprung out of nowhere and become a place for people with like-minded hobbies to get tweets and post tweets about said hobbies. It’s quickly become a place that’s perfect for book lovers. However, it does come with a few caveats such as not showing responses in your notification tab and also opening the possibility for your feed to double in size as tweets from these Communities will appear in your regular feed too. Find out more about Communities and how they can appeal to us book readers via the link below.
2. I Asked My Twitter Followers for their Saddest Books
So as I mentioned above, I’ve found some great resources recently for some of the best books in certain genres or with certain themes. I started with My Twitter Followers Named These The Best Books With a Twist last month which turned out to be the most-read article of the month and so thought I’d follow it up with another Twitter question I posed which received some great responses.
I love writing these articles as not only does it give me some great options of new books to pick up but also allows me to compile a list of books for you lot to consider as well. If there’s one thing I know about book lovers, it’s the fact that they love to find new books to read.
1. Book review of 1979 by Val McDermid
So it appears my followers big Val McDermid fans. I’ll be honest, this doesn’t surprise me as she has been described as the “Queen of Crime” and so I think she’s got quite the large following. 1979 was a book I was given as part of my Valentine’s Gifts I mentioned above and so after seeing others mention her multiple times, I thought I’d pick up her latest novel. I don’t regret it – it’s a great crime novel set in late 1970s Scotland.
So to summarise…
So my book review of 1979 by Val McDermid was my most read article from the month. I did wonder if the article about the saddest books from my Twitter followers would do better or even the article about the best books with time travel in them from Reddit. However, I know that a lot of my followers across social media are big Val McDermid fans.
Which of these articles did you like the best? Were there any articles from this month that you think should have done better?
If you’ve done a round-up of your most successful blog posts from the month, I’d love to see them. It’s always fascinating to see what posts maybe I haven’t thought of trying or if different posts work differently for different audiences.