All Time Best Articles and More on How to Live the Freelance Life

238551366_80_80I know I recently published the Top 10 Posts of 2014, but I also wanted to do something a little different this year. I decided to go all the way back to the beginning to see what the most popular items for this blog have been since I started it. This is how I did that:

Dashboard — Under Site Stats on the right, click on View All — Under Top Posts and Pages on the right, click Summaries — Under Top Posts for 7 Days… click on All Time

There you will see a list of all of your posts and pages, from the most popular to the least. Take a look at the most popular items on the list.

What does they tell you?

This is my list:

  1. 20 Christmas Writing Prompts
  2. Goals for 2015
  3. Free Writing Prompts
  4. Free Tip Sheets
  5. But, I don’t Want to Write Today
  6. Free Worksheets
  7. 8 Writing Ideas for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
  8. Special Report: Careers for Freelancer’s
  9. Switching Gears
  10. 9 Simple Ways to Green Your Freelance Business: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Paper

What does this tell me? Readers are looking for ideas on what to write, whether fiction or nonfiction, and may be wondering in what field to start or looking for other venues to add to their existing career. They are also looking for tips on running their business in an eco-friendly way. And, people may need to have a little more downtime than they are currently taking.

If you haven’t already, take a look at your list. In a notebook, write down what has been the most popular. Brainstorm more ideas on those topics, and then write on them this year, at least to some extent. And don’t forget to introduce some new topics. Plan these out in your notebook as well.

Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.