My 500th blog post!

Since I started this blog in 2018, I’ve gained over 2000 subscribers (thank you, all!) and had nearly 30,000 views. Today, I publish my 500th blog post! It’s not that long since I celebrated my 300th post but I thought that 500 was a milestone worth mentioning.

Here are my 10 most viewed posts so far:

The 5 themes of Roald Dahl (this post is a ‘Google featured snippet’ if you type in ‘Roald Dahl themes’ – no wonder it’s been getting so many views)

Battle of the classics!

Book review of Inheritance by Jenny Eclair

Book review of The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Book review of The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Theatre review: James Acaster, ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’

Book review: Step by Step: The Life in My Journeys by Simon Reeve

Pineapples and toilets: Weird books from my shelf

Book review of The Light Keeper by Cole Moreton

Famous fictional hats


And here are 10 posts I’m the most proud of:

‘Outdated cultural depictions’: a discussion

Hamlet’s Bookish Poem

A paperback, an e-book and an audiobook walk into a bar

Film of the book: The ShiningΒ 

What are ‘classic’ books?

Book review of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Book review of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Book review of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

Paperback writers and neverending stories: books in songs!

Some favourite things from 1988

Thanks for reading, everyone πŸ™‚

31 thoughts on “My 500th blog post!”

  1. Congrats on your achievements!! Interesting to see there’s no overlap between the list of “most viewed”and the list of “most proud of” πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much πŸ˜€ Most of the views on my blog are through Google search results (and I can’t see the search terms people use) so I suppose the most popular are something to do with how well the posts show up on there, or something.

    1. Many thanks! I always have ideas and things to write, so I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read them.

    1. Thanks! πŸ˜€ I can tell from my WordPress dashboard how many posts I’ve done… and today it say 500.

        1. Yes – providing I still have the time to do it and that I’m still reading books πŸ˜€

  2. Congratulations, that is very impressive! I recently did my 100th post – if I keep it up, it should take me around 10 years to reach 500 posts! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you kindly! LOL it is not a competition. I will look out for your post in 10 years πŸ˜‰

      1. Hehe, no I know it’s not a competition, but I couldn’t help trying to figure out when I would write my 500th post celebration post. It will be a while… πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks very much! I will do another milestone post when I reach 1000 (which should be in 3 years or so).

  3. Congratulations, NS! Here’s more to come! What an outstanding achievement. I’ve always enjoyed reading your posts πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Jee! πŸ˜€ I’m glad you enjoy my posts. I certainly have lots more on the way πŸ˜‰

  4. I didn’t get round to reading this post at the time, but congratulations on the milestone! You come up with lots of interesting and fun post ideas too. Great achievement!

    1. Thanks very much! I always have a lot of ideas, I don’t think I’ll run out of them.

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