Our Most Read Blog Posts in 2017

Montage of images from the top 10 posts of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what our web site visitors were actually reading on the Inspire blog. Below are our most-read blog posts in 2017 (according to the number of pageviews reported by Google Analytics).

#10 –What Inspires You to Inspire Others?

In this post from May 2015, writer Denise Rezsonya discussed how faith in God and prayer should be the foundations for our writing and our desire to serve Him through our writing.

#9 – When an Author Loses Her Way

In July 2017, award-winning author Ginny L. Yttrup discussed how striving is a sign that we’ve given priority to ourselves, or our writing, rather than to God . . . and the consequences of doing so.

#8 – Why Every Writer Needs a Writing Coach

In this January 2016 interview, bestselling & award-winning author, Sandra Byrd offered valuable insight and encouragement to writers who may be considering teaming up with a writing coach.

#7 – Track It! How to Use Character Charts

Author of historical fiction, Sarah Sundin, shared advice on using character charts to save time and ensure continuity with us in June 2017.

#6 – Five Tips for Writers Who Work Full Time

In July 2017, Inspire Board Member, and full-time banker, Jane S. Daly, shared tips and advice on time management for writers who work full-time . . . but wish they were writing full-time.

#5 – How to Write for Chicken Soup for the Soul

In this interview published in September 2016, author Heidi Gaul shared her personal tips for writers seeking to have their stories accepted for publication by Chicken Soup for the Soul.

#4 – Insider Submission Tips from Focus on the Family’s Sheila Seifert

In this June 2017 post, Sheila Seifert, Focus on the Family’s director of parenting content, helped writers prepare for submitting articles to increase their chances for being considered for publication in the various FOTF magazines.

#3 – The Holy Call of Writing: Are You Called to Write?

Author Jim Denney discussed how to know if you are called to write in this post from August 2013 – the oldest post in our top 10.

#2 – How to Attract Your Crazy Loyal Fans

This post from October 2017 shot to the 2nd most viewed ranking in 2017. Writer Cheri Gregory discussed the difference between “How-To” and “Heart, Too” content and how to develop a connection with your readers.

#1 – 7 Steps to Writing Great Book Reviews

This post from March 2015 was written by Inspire’s founder, Elizabeth Thompson, and provided seven steps for writing a great book review.

This was by far our most viewed blog post in 2017 (with nearly as many visits as #2-#7 added together).