Every January I do a “year in review” of my most popular posts during the previous year. Most people who visit my blog want to get published, so it’s natural that my most viewed posts are calls for submissions.
Last year was no exception. There were over 50,000 visits to my Calls for Submissions page.
In 2021, I published 81 posts. (My total number of posts since 2012 is 892.) I don’t know whether to be proud or ashamed of this apparent “blog addiction.” I blame my children. (They also said, “Mom, you need a Facebook page,” and look where that has gotten me!) (Oh, and Twitter…don’t get me started!)
In 2021, my most popular post was (drum roll):
Despite the popularity of self-publishing, most people visiting my blog want to get traditionally published. That is not at all surprising. Most writers want the pedigree that an established publishing house offers, not to mention the marketing and distribution.
At this time of year, I also like to do a review of my most popular posts of all time. (All of these posts have been recently updated.)
5 Most Popular Posts — All Time
325 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction 155,000 views
Agents Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers 156,000 views
Some Additional Popular Posts
40 Paying Markets for Personal Essays 37,324 views
20 Magazines That Pay $500 or More 22,000 views
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