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Happy New Year and Thank You! – Personal submission & blog stats, 200K+ views in 2016!

15726855_1082329171890155_1341572120133628188_nHappy New Year and big thanks to such an incredible online community of poets, writers, and supporters! I started actively posting and promoting this poetry blog in October 2014, and have seen a constant increase in traffic, likes, and followers. I’ve met some amazing and talented people along the way.

My blog really started out as an experiment, to just share the things I’ve learned as I began my journey to actively submitted my poems and other writing to different markets. It does seem there is a need for clear, concise, and quick ways to stay updated on calls for submissions, contests, writing tips, especially those with a focus on poetry. I’d love to hear from my readers if they have suggestions for information I can share or other resources they find helpful in their quest to publish poetry.

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My submission stats

Here are my personal submissions stats for 2017, which I track in Duotrope. Many of the poems I sent out were sent to multiple markets as simultaneous submissions. My acceptance rate dropped some from last year, since I started challenging myself and sending to tougher markets with lower acceptance rates. Some of the poems published this year were actually submitted last year.

Total Poems Submitted: 376 (total count, not unique poems)

Total Poems Accepted: 30 (includes reprints)

Total Poems Published: 32 (includes reprints)

Acceptance Ratio: 8%

Other Notable Publications/Projects:

My blog stats

A few days ago my blog hit 200,000 views for 2016! That’s almost 75,000 more views than last year. Here’s a quick comparison of 2015 to 2016.

2015

2016

Total Views

127,276

201,652

Total Visitors

71,460

110,023

Total Followers

(as of May 2016) 1,000

6,770

Blog Post Likes (on WordPress)

1,135

2,497

Comments (on WordPress)

422

837

Click-throughs to other sites

83,212

158,343

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  1. Thank you Trish! I am very impressed with your site and generosity of spirit! I have been following your blog just for a couple of months, submitted a piece on poetry readings, which you graciously published. I appreciate all your efforts.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy New Year and a HUGE thank you for doing all the legwork and sharing it with us. Your posts lift my spirits and inform me at the same time. Love the blog!

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  3. Trish, thank you so much for the blog, the legwork, the research, the posts, and the inspiration! I admire what you’re doing and I’m always grateful to see you on FB and in my emailbox. Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year. Have a prosperous, professionally big, healthy and peaceful 2017. devinder

    On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 12:13 AM, Trish Hopkinson wrote:

    > tlhopkinson posted: “Happy New Year and big thanks to such an incredible > online community of poets, writers, and supporters! I started actively > posting and promoting this poetry blog in October 2014, and have seen a > constant increase in traffic, likes, and followers. I’ve met” >

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  5. Great stats but am I crazy, aren’t we just beginning 2017? So the comparison should be 2015 and 2016? Not 2016, 2017, unless 2017 is a goal? Lol! Awesome determination and success!

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  6. Happy New Year and Thank You, generous selfish poet Trish! You are invaluable: a number of my poems were published last year in journals that I first learned about from you! And, two more are forthcoming this year in publications that — again — I initially read about in your interviews, i.e. Sub-saharan Magazine and Wraith Infirmity Muses.

    And, is it okay if I write my request here? Perhaps you’d be interested in interviewing the editor(s) of Spillwords (http://spillwords.com/), a platform which is very active and apparently has a remarkably strong SEO going for it.

    Anyway, whatever happens, again, thank you very much and all the best this 2017! 🙂

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  7. I’ve enjoyed your blog since I stumbled onto it this year, but wondering if you or any of your readers know of a similar blog for the UK market? I’m based in Europe, so would prefer to submit more work to the UK publishers or English language publishers in Europe.

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  8. I used to write poetry but gave up when most of the print magazines ceased publication. i now write a hiking blog; there’s a link to my poems on there though. Cheers.

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