The WordPress challenge ‘Bloganuary’ is over, and I’m happy to say that I managed to post every day of January! I’m quite pleased with myself because I lack discipline in my blogging. I tend to blog on a random basis, depending on where I have been and what I have done.

For the challenge, a daily prompt was provided. I found some of them were fun and some were more of a struggle to complete. I even ‘cheated’ – or did I?! – by recycling two of my old posts.

Writing a post every day, left me less time to read and comment on the blogs I follow. I’ll be able to have an intensive catch up now!

One of the aspects of Bloganuary that I enjoyed the most was discovering new blogs and connecting with previously unknown bloggers. Would I participate in #Bloganuary again? Who knows how I’ll feel in a year? Watch this space!

My main concern, before I began the challenge, was that some of my long-term readers might disappear. As far as I can tell, this hasn’t been the case. I do appreciate those of you who have stuck with me and read my January posts. Many thanks if you’ve commented as well. I value every comment.

I’m not really a ‘stats person’ but I couldn’t resist reviewing the numbers for January. I wanted to see which posts had the most engagement, particularly in terms of comments. Out of the thirty-one posts, the most popular was: What language do you wish you could speak? The clue is in the image below!

At the end of each year, I review my posts from the last twelve months. It dawned on me that I hadn’t done this for 2022. Below is my unscientific analysis of last year’s posts.

The most well-received post turned out to be about the popularity of baguettes. As my love of France and (almost) everything French inspired this blog, I was pleased to have a positive response to this post.

I love dogs and they have featured in many posts. When we got Zeph, our Border Collie, dogs appeared more. The second most popular post of 2022 was around the thought that my home had become an Airbnb for dogs!

The third and final most popular post focused on the symbolic red telephone box:

I’d be interested to know if any of my readers have a favourite blog post from last year!