Another A to Z done and dusted. Now it’s time to look back and reflect. I always like to look at the statistics (I am a scientist after all), so please bear with me while I rattle off a few numbers. If you’d rather skip that, I have a fabulous PS to add to my poisons series below the A to Z winner badge.
I did a lot of research for this year’s A to Z with the intention of having my posts written before April started… unfortunately I didn’t manage that so it was a bit of a stretch getting through this month. That meant, to claim the time I needed to finish writing the posts, I didn’t spend as much time visiting other blogs (I got to about 55).
My little corner of cyberspace had 1,752 visitors (the most I’ve had during an A to Z to date). Each visitor, on average, viewed 5 pages on my website.
There were about 270 comments left by those visitors, with C (cyanide) attracting the most comments. However, the most popular letter in terms of visitors was T (thallium), followed by S (strychnine) and C (cyanide).
Most visitors were from the USA, then Aussies and Canadians.
There were some letters that were a little tricky because I had a limited pool from which to select, so I cheated with letters U, X, Y and Z falling within the word, rather than at the start.
Thank you to everyone who visited my blog during A to Z April. I’ve enjoyed hearing from you and I hope you learnt more than you ever wanted to about poison. And on that note, for one last peek into the world of poisons, keep reading 🙂
Conveniently, DP Lyle gave a virtual talk to the Mystery Writers of America Rocky Mountain Chapter in March. If you haven’t heard of Doug, I’ve included his bio, but rest assured he knows what he is talking about. This is a workshop, so goes for about 90 mins, but well worth the listen if you are interested in poisons (he gets into a lot of detail).
DP Lyle, MD is the Amazon #1 Bestselling; Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning; and Edgar (2), Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreward INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of 20 books, both non-fiction and fiction. He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.