5 Years of A Dance with Books | Stats and Shout-Outs

Did you know that I almost forgot this years blogiversary? If that doesn’t show you how all over the place I am at the moment, I don’t know what will.

5 years

It is weird to think that I have been doing this for five years. The Annemieke that started A Dance with Books is different from the Annemieke I am now. Of course I’ve become a mom of a son (who is turning 4 this Summer, can you believe that?). The book community has also opened my eyes to so many different things in the world that I was more blind too because of my white priviledge.  I certainly think that growth has been a good thing.

For this post I am going to dive into the stats of the last year and compare to how that was last year. And I am going to do a few shout-outs.


You can see previous statistics in this post.

overall stats 2020 mayOn May 9th 2020

2019 stats

I did make a jump in 2019 so it seems. From May 2015 to May 2019 I gathered almost 68.000. That would be an average of 17.000 per year. In the next year we got to almost 99.000. That is about 31.000. That is a jump. It is nice to see that we can still grow as a book blog.

My top 2 of best posts are still: Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi – A (2019) Reading Challenge + Bingo Cards  & Urban Fantasy vs Contemporary Fantasy: Is There a Difference? .  However the next one is a new addition: Go Big or Go Home – 2020 Reading Challenge.

The top 3 of best doing reviews mixed things around a bit. The Heroes of Olympus series review has made it to the top. Hex now comes in second. And lastly there is my series review of The Lunar Chronicles.

I find it so interesting to see what kind of posts and reviews do the best. They aren’t nessecarily doing the best in comments might I add. In general these are posts and reviews that pop up when you google. If you type in The Heroes of Olympus and review, mine is the first one you see. Or at least when I do it so it stands to reason that it is the same or at least in the top for others as well.

What posts does the best for your blog considering views and being searched.


Five years is a long time and I met some great people along the way. So here are some shout-outs.

La La in the Library – Thank you so much for being you and having my back whenever something is going on. I appreciate you so much and never want to lose you ❤

Liesbet from Zwartraafje – Sometimes even a few hours is too long a distance, but at least there is the internet!

Jolien fromThe Fictional Reader| Ely, Aly and Inge from Of Wonderland| Dina from Dinasoaur| Maraia from Lettuce_Read | Alessandra | A.K.A the lovelies
I apreciate each and every one of you and I can’t imagine not having you guys to talk to. ❤

Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense – Alicia is quite frankly the sweetest. Never change. ❤

Aimal from Bookshelves & Paperbacks – I think I might have followed you from Tumblr initially but it has been so long haha.  Anyway please never change Aimal. You are so smart and kind. I am always rooting for you.

Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner – It is great to have seen you be a blogger and becoming a mom as well. Our kiddo’s differ about a year or so but it still feels like they kinda grew up together haha.

Imyril from There is Always Room for One More – Could you stop making my list of SFF books grow? My husband with my book buying budget in his hands is begging you haha.

Sammie from The Bookwyrm’s Den – You always make me smile. And our dragon obsession is real!

Carol from Musing From My Soul – We know each other more outside of the blogs, through LJ at the time. And we don’t talk nearly as much as we should, but that dang timezone. I appreciate you so much ❤

Harker from The Hermit Librarian – I’m glad I got to know you this year and that you are on board the Murderbot readalong!

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32 thoughts on “5 Years of A Dance with Books | Stats and Shout-Outs

  1. Van harte proficiat met het vijfjarig bestaan van je blog!! 🎉 Super dat je het al zo lang volhoudt en dat je er nog zoveel plezier aan beleeft. Ik wens je nog vele creatieve blogjaren 😘

    (Sorry ik ben de afgelopen tijd niet meer zo goed met reageren op artikels, maar ik lees nog steeds heel veel van wat je post!)

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  2. Congratulations on five successful years of blogging! Happy blogiversary! 🥳🥳🥳
    Those are some incredible numbers, you should be proud of yourself (and I hope you are). XXX

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  3. Happy blogging anniversary!!! 260 posts in a year is amazing, your dedication and hard work really pays off. Glad to see you still passionate with blogging! 🙂

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  4. Congrats on 5 years!!! That’s super exciting. What a milestone! Your blog has changed quite a bit over these 5 years with you, too. I love that — watching blogs grow and change as their authors grow and change. Keep up the awesome work!

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  5. *bursts through the door and throws confetti*

    I’m sorry I’m so late in responding to this! But hey, fashionably late is still a thing, right? Besides, I brought caaaake! Happy blogiversary! I’m so impressed by your stats and how far you’ve come. Here’s to, hopefully, many more great years to come, yeah? 🙂

    Thank you so much for the shout-out. ❤ I've been honored to get to know you. Also, you're totally the first person who's getting a ride on my dragon when I officially make it a thing. I haven't worked out the logistics yet … but rest assured, I will. Eventually. Probably. Right after I finish my TBR. *cough*

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    1. Ha you can never be late~ I always feel weird about my stats because I am never sure how they hold up.

      Loved getting to know you too dear. And yes. I’ll just wait here then shall I? 😉

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