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Happy New Year and Thank You! – My submission & blog stats, 10K+ followers in 2017!

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 some amazing and talented people along the way.

My blog really started out as an experiment, to just share the things I’ve learned in the last year or so as I began 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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Below are some stats for this last year:

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: 475 (total count, not unique poems)

Total Poems Accepted: 15 (includes reprints)

Total Poems Published: 21 (includes reprints)

Chapbooks Published: Footnote published by Lithic Press

Readings

  • Open Bard feature poet at The Sherbino in Ridgway, CO, November 2, 2017
  • Rock Canyon Poets workshop and reading at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery in Fruita, CO, October 14, 2017
  • Footnote Book Launch at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery in Fruita, CO, reading with Luis Lopez, July 20, 2017
  • Utah Arts Fest poetry reading at Library Square in Salt Lake City, UT with the Rock Canyon Poets, June 23, 2017
  • Speak for Yourself Open Mic at Enliten Bakery & Café in Provo, UT poetry workshop and feature reading for Footnote release, July 13, 2017
  • Nuclear Impact poetry reading at Ken Sanders Books in Salt Lake City, UT, April 29, 2017
  • Radioactive KRCL 90.9 FM on air reading in Salt Lake City, UT, April 6, 2017

Other Notable Publications/Projects

  • Published 2 poetry book/lit mag reviews (click here to read my reviews)
  • Was interviewed 7 times (click here to read my interviews)
  • Interviewed 62 lit mags/journals for submission call posts (that’s up from only 25 last year!)
  • Published the third volume of Orogeny for my poetry group Rock Canyon Poets
  • Published the third volume of Inspired from my local community poetry workshop funded by Utah Humanities
  • Hosted Rock Canyon Poets monthly open mics poetry readings at Pioneer Book
  • Hosted Rock Canyon Poets monthly members workshops at Pioneer Book

My blog stats

My blog just hit 10,000 followers with over 233,000 views for 2017! That’s 33,000 more views than last year. Here’s a quick comparison of previous years to this year.

2015 2016 2017
Total Views 127,276 201,652 233,765
Total Visitors 71,460 110,023 117,493
Total Followers (as of May 2016) 1,000 6,770 10,073
Blog Post Likes (on WordPress) 1,135 2,497 3,957
Comments (on WordPress) 422 837 811
Click-throughs to other sites 83,212 158,343 156,174
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17 replies »

  1. Trish Hopkinson is a main resource, resorceress, hero. (Heroine) While submitting her own stuff, she finds time to help us all out here and I know she is so appreciated. My voice is just one among the many. Happy new year, Trish!!!

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  2. Thanks for your work and sharing.

    Faith Williams

    On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 12:03 PM Trish Hopkinson wrote:

    > trishhopkinsonpoet 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” >

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you so much, Trish, for all that you continue to do to promote poetry and support poets. It is encouraging to see your statistics and reminds all of us to persevere with passion and persistence. Best of everything in 2018😊🎶😊

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  4. Impressive statistics! Thank you Trish for everything you do for the poetry community.

    On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Trish Hopkinson wrote:

    > trishhopkinsonpoet 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” >

    Liked by 1 person

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