The Half Yearly Look Back

So half a year has gone by, in a twinkle of an eye! I hope 2016’s turning out to be awesome for everyone.  It’s already past mid-way so I thought I’d put together a post with all that happened with me as a person and as a blogger so far this year.


My blog had 27 and I read and reviewed 7 books. I had 884 visitors on the blog and 5 bloggers wrote guest posts for me. Most interesting affair of the month was writing 3 entries towards #SportsChatter blogging contest.


With 25 posts, 8 books read and reviewed and introduced 2 new guest bloggers, I could attract 636 visitors. Not Valentine’s Day but there was some unexpected book gifting on ‘International Book Giving Day’ to one of my friends on Twitter who happens to be someone with whom I share great rapport. I won a fashion contest for bloggers hosted by Jabong, received thank you notes and vouchers from authors for reviewing 2 books and the BIGGEST surprise was winning the #SportsMirror contest.


The month had 28 posts, 7 books I read and reviewed, blog had 743 visitors. I signed up for AtoZ Blogging challenge and out of blues I was made one of the conspirators to take this challenge ahead and make it a hit along with 4 more wonderful bloggers by Blogchatter, this was a BIG responsibility. I won blogging contests by Limeroad, P&G, and AdventureN.


The busiest month ever. 55 posts written and published, with 7 books read and reviewed, the blog turned beasty with 951 visitors. What a rush! There was another unexpected book gifting on ‘International World Book Day’ to the same friend of mine. I had much hopes of winning some books for myself but luck was not in my favour. I won at the first place – #Iam Capable activity, #JungleBook activity by Blogadda as well as won some freebies from Limeroad.


One of my favourite months till date. I turned an e-book author. I won at first position- #MyInternshipTheory activity at Blogadda, so did I win at #Setwet and Ariel blogging contests. There were 28 posts with 5 reviewed books and got 633 visitors.


My blogging resolution came true; I inspired a fellow blogger (Masoom Jethwa) to get back to some serious blogging. I won my first BIG twitter contest of 2016 on #RDBurman. Not much just 24 posts and read/reviewed just 5 books, blog had 734 visitors.

In all I wrote 187 posts in these 6months. I read 53 books out of 100 books of #GoodReads challenge. My first e-book has been a great success, with readers showering so many compliments on it. My second e-book is almost ready. I look forward for July –December to be more busy and good blog and work wise for me. For the moment I am excited about the 7days and 15days daily blogging challenge for which I have signed up.

This post is written for the Half Time campaign at Blog Chatter community of bloggers in Twitter which meet every Wednesday at 8.30 PM IST discussing various blogging topics on twitter.”

Author: Novemberschild

I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.

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3 thoughts on “The Half Yearly Look Back

  • July 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

    20+ posts almost every month! You totally inspire me to write.. and I have been trying to post two or three times a week at least!
    Congratulations on such a fruitful first half, and all the best for the next! 😃💓

  • July 11, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Sounds very fruitful for you. Wishing you a better second half.

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