Prepping Episode One for Audio

My #scifisat social media sharing day is being spent prepping my pronunciations for audio-bot reading.

More and more readers are opting to listen to their eBooks (thanks Alexa!) and when creating scifi with alien-type names, listening to the bot-reader mutilate your cool names for things, can be soul crushing. I’m lucky in that I have an ebook-maker program that allows me to build a lexicon with a pronunciation guide that attaches to the .mobi or ePub file.

It also allows me to make my own audio (audible type) file. I have ZERO time to sit and read each episode out loud. 0_0 I know from experience that 20k words is about 30 hours worth of recording and edits. Sigh.


Page Visits and Such

I use WordPress for because it won’t count my visits to the site (for editorial or link-checking). While waiting for my bread to bake, I pulled up my stats for the last few months.

Since October 1, I’ve had 465 unique visitors, with over 45,000 pageviews. It’s good to know that visitors are actually clicking through linked page, and reading other stuff. More than half of those visiting are from South America: gracias and Valeu!  The next largest groups were from the United States, and various countries in southern Asia.

My biggest referrer was Facebook, but the only problem with visitors from Facebook is that they visit one page, and then leave. The visitor numbers for Facebook referrers have low pageviews. Google+ and DeviantArt visitors were the second largest group, and they generated more pageviews than by Facebook visitors. I haven’t figured out Twitter enough yet to know when my posts have the most impact; my referral numbers have been high only on Saturdays. Weird. Tumblr is consist only if there’s artwork involved; my character posts tend to bring more hits, but not necessarily visitors willing to stay and read the other material.

Dinner time.

Social Media Friends

My intent was to come on and apologize for “disappearing” from Facebook and Twitter, but I did warn you all that I was going away to concentrate on Femitokon. The Polish Athena blog is also going down – so I can focus on posting over at Patreon.

You can always reach me at Facebook or Twitter. You can LIKE and follow my Channel RaMx page at Facebook (updates and posts from the Femitokon Compendium); or you can follow me at the Femitokon promotional Twitter under the name Intragux.