Page Visits and Such

I use WordPress for Femitokon.com 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.

 

Discontent

My editing schedule is clear enough; I’m just not sticking to it. Instead of doing a read-aloud pass of Suffocation, Monday through Thursday, I’ve been doing copyedits on the series bible, a task that occurs on Fridays. Why edit it at all? The series bible will be free to all visitors of the Femitokon patreon, so edits are a requirement. If there’s misspelled words, and bad grammar there, why would readers subscribe to reading the series?

Twitter weighs me down. Again.

When I first started on twitter I had hundreds of followers–most of them were yaoi readers, people that read my comics, or industry types I considered friends. I shut that Twitter down over three years ago and began again with a new one, last year. BL readers don’t care about what I’m writing now because there’s nothing to interest them. I tell myself this, though it’s cheating those readers by assuming they have no interests outside of yaoi/BL. Shame on me.

The twitter I have now is about link-sharing writerly-things. My real job requires an on-call meeting every morning. The producer doesn’t like trust the showrunner, and we all (the entire writing team and script team) must suffer for it. I spend these calls reading various writing articles on whatever interests me. If I like it, I share it on Twitter. People that find my shares interesting either RT, or add me to a list, or follow me. It’s cool. It’s easier than doing “my writing process 101” blog posts all the time. I follow some great online magazines on Twitter, other writers whose work interests me, and some close friends.

I know that Twitter is supposed to be about gaining a following but the thing is, I did the online brand thing when I was writing comics. Small publishers expected it (and needed it), and I hated it. I don’t like the person I am when I’m a Twitter handle or a blog-site. I think it stinks that agents and publishers look to sort of online presence as a condition to representation or publishing. I get it, though. Readers today are different. The author is as important as the what they’re writing.

I’d love to live in a world where my work speaks for itself, where my fiction is my brand–but if I’ve nothing out there, so who am I do desire anything?