I have really enjoyed the experience I have had with WordPress over the last several months. It has given me the opportunity to express my opinions on something that I am passionate about. Through my time with WP, I have found that twitter was the most effective tool that I used. My friends would see my posts that way and retweet them so that others could read. I had several people text me and say that my reviews made them want to watch a certain movie (which made me very happy). I think having to include an image in my posts was not an effective. Since my blog centered around movies, finding an original image that related well enough to the movies was difficult and ineffective.
I wish to improve on the timeliness of my posts. I do not post as frequently as I wish to. I think the only way that I can create a following on my blog is to post a review about twice a week. This blog could serve as a reference on my resume to future employers. It is a great resource to display my writing skills and build experience as well.
My most popular week was the week of April 9th, where I received 38 views and 30 visitors. Within this week was my most popular post: my review of A Quiet Place. It received 27 views, and I believe this is because of my promotion of the review on my twitter. Since the movie was so popular at the time of my post, I think many people were intrigued to see my views on it. In all of the Site Stats data, I was surprised to see that I still had visitors to my site on weeks that I hadn’t made a post. I think this shows that people have more access to my website through twitter and the promotions there stay available to people.