2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 54,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

While I started 2013 off with a bang for this blog, things have definitely been slow on the posting front these past couple of months.  Now that I’m really starting to get settled in at the new job, I’m hoping to be able to blog more.  However, I’m already predicting that 2014 will be a year of transition for this blog.

While I’ll still post as many storytime plans as possible, they will be fewer and farther between.  I’m a part of a great team at my new library, and we split storytime between everyone.  Which means some months I’ll be doing 3 storytimes, and other months I might be doing only 1!  This is a big change from my last library, where I was doing about 3 storytimes per week!  While I’m sad that there won’t be as many storytime posts on this blog, I’m also very happy that I won’t be getting storytime burnout any time soon.  Also, less storytimes means I get to focus on other things!

You’ll be seeing more posts for programs that are geared towards older, elementary/junior high kids in this blog.  You’ll also be seeing more posts that deal with technology/makerspace movement (I’m doing a 3D printing workshop in February, which is very, very exciting!).  I’m also really hoping to try my hand at book reviews, because I really struggle with those (plus I haven’t touched my NetGalley account in months!).  And I’ve got a few other series-like posts that I’m plotting out in my head.

So 2014 will be a year of more blogging!  But it also might be a year of a few bumps and hiccups as this blog makes the transition from a mostly storytime blog to a blog that focuses on a little bit of everything.  Hang on to your reading glasses, folks!  This is going to be interesting!

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