New Year Round Up

It has become fairly customary amongst bloggers to offer a New Year round up post.  These posts tend to recap what happened during the year and thank the visitors to blogs across the globe.  I don’t normally do a round up post, but I did one a couple of years ago, in fact looking back it was in 2013 for the year 2012 so a bit more than a couple of years ago now!  I listed every person who commented on my blog posts and linked back to their own blogs.  Having just revisited that post and clicked the links I am horrified at how many no longer have blogs!  And it’s a lot of broken links to fix!

Anyway, this year my New Year round up is going to be slightly different.  It’s so important to let your readers know how valued they are, and especially those who take the time to leave a comment.  So I would like to offer you all a free gift from me to say thank you for your commitment to my blog over the past year.  Leave me a message below this post and I will give you free access to my blogging guide, it gives you all the information I have gleaned from over 7 years of blogging effectively.

During 2015 I wrote 47 posts and had over 300 comments during the year.  My most popular post was ‘Want More Visitors?  Run Your Own Challenge‘, which has 69 comments.  You can read it by clicking the link.  The whole concept of running blog challenges to inspire other bloggers and create a community that helps and supports each other was something you all loved to read about!  I hope some of you took the opportunity to run your own challenge and please leave a comment and tell me how it went for you.

During this coming year I will be participating in more challenges and also have plans to run another, different, challenge.  Watch this space!  The challenges are open to everyone so look out for news of when you can join in!

Enjoy the journey!

21 Comments

  • Roger
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    Reply Reply January 19, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Always love reading your posts, thankyou. Here’s to a great year ahead and look forward to learning more about blogging

    Best wishes from Roger at the Mindshed.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Roger, thanks for visiting. Wishing you well too for 2017!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Kathryn Maclean
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    Reply Reply January 19, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    Saw your post on Facebook and followed the link you gave. No problem.
    What a great idea to list all the blogs of people who left you comments during
    the year. Sad that many were no longer blogging when you checked back on them.
    Your most comments were for the challenge you did for PAC. I should know as I
    was the winner of he challenge, likely not by much. Many contributed to that challenge. Look forward to seeing what you have next in the way of your new challenge. Would love your blogging guide.Thank you!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Kathryn, thanks for visiting. I really could not believe how very many had gone from the huge list, Kathryn. Yes, such a shame!

      The blogging challenge was really great and I was so amazed at how many people actually love the idea of challenges. Time for another, I think!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Roger
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    Reply Reply January 19, 2017

    Always great to read your posts Mandy. Here’s to a great year ahead, looking forward to learning lots about blogging.

  • Shreya Banerjee

    Reply Reply January 20, 2017

    I have to give it up to you Mandy. In the short time I have known you, I have learnt that everything you do, you do with true passion and with an eye for detail. Listing every person who commented on your blog for a year back to their blog is not an easy task.

    I am looking forward to participating in some of the blogging challenges with you this year.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Shreya, thanks for visiting! I will certainly let you know when I run another challenge. Thinking of a video challenge next which will be right up your street!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Ruth Bowers
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    Reply Reply January 21, 2017

    Happy New Year! I love challenges and am thinking of doing one this year as well. I’ll have to go back and read your post!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Ruth, thanks for visiting. Let me know when you get your challenge going, I’ll promote it and may even join in!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • ikechi
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    Reply Reply January 22, 2017

    Hi Mandy

    Happy new year and what a great year you had in 2016. I do believe that you will give us so much dose of your inspiration in 2017.

    Looking forward to your posts. Take Care
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Ikechi, thanks for visiting. Lovely to see you here and looking forward to reading your posts in 2017 too!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Elise Cohen Ho
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    Reply Reply January 23, 2017

    How lovely of you to provide a gift of appreciation for your loyal readers. Thank you in advance.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Elise, thanks for visiting. My blog guide is full of everything that impacted on me when I started. I will send you the link.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Marquita Herald
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    Reply Reply January 24, 2017

    Sounds like a good plan. I don’t normally publish year-end reviews either, but I do let my subscribers know some of the things I have planned. This was especially important coming into 2017 because I’m launching a membership program this year so there’s going to be a lot going on! Thanks and definitely keep and eye out for your challenges.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Marquita, thanks for visiting. Very good luck with your membership plans!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Amar kumar
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    Reply Reply January 28, 2017

    Hey Mandy,

    Glad to read your wonderful post, You have arises amazing subject to aware us with blogosphere. Blog is one of the best ways to drive traffic to a website whether it be a corporate website, directory, or online shop.

    The world is increasingly interconnected, churning out massive amounts of data and limitless, fast-moving competition. Technologies are growing exponentially, meaning what we learn today is destined to be obsolete tomorrow.

    It is the approach behind most of what we’ve accomplished in collaborative endeavors from business to the arts to science. Eventually, thanks for sharing your best personal experience with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 29, 2017

      Hi Amar, thanks for visiting. I think that connecting with people online is a fascinating and time worthy endeavour.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • K. Lee Banks
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    Reply Reply January 30, 2017

    Blog challenges are so helpful, for accountability, motivation, and even stirring up the creativity to think of content to interest readers. I’m completing the Ultimate Blog Challenge this month and have written daily in TWO blogs! One of the best parts of challenges (and PAC membership of course!) is finding new bloggers and blogs of interest.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply January 30, 2017

      Hi Karen, thanks for visiting. I agree that challenges are great for all of these things. I love the camaraderie that happens when you get together with other bloggers for a challenge. And they are often people you have never come across before. Really great.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Yogesh Shinde
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    Reply Reply February 12, 2017

    Hey Mandy,

    Challenges always help us to push ourselves. I am looking forward to your next blog post explaining the challenges.

    I have given a challenge to myself, that’s a weekly blog post on my blog. I am working towards my goal and making various changes in to-do list to accomplish my goals.

    Thanks for being an inspiration Mandy.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply February 13, 2017

      Hi Yogesh, thanks for visiting. I love challenges, they inspire me to write more! Good luck with your own challenges.

      Enjoy the journey!
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