Sometimes I feel like the Mad Cat Woman, collecting things which are really of no use to anyone else but me and always trying to improve on what I have, what I have achieved. Fine, that last one applies to most of us I imagine, we all want to improve, either ourselves, our position or things in general. The MCW because I seem to spend half my time on the Internet writing, reading, commenting, uploading photographs and building a small world all of my own, much of which I share with you. What follows is more for me than anyone else – the statistics for this small corner of the Internet again – but perhaps it will be of some interest to those watching my progress from the sidelines.
On this Blog there are 257 posts (including this one), 241 comments (including my own replies) and 277 spam comments have been deleted (thank-you Akismet!).
According to Google Analytics I have had 9,808 visitors since November 1, of which 6,982 visited between November 18 and November 29. Of these visitors, 5,065 went straight to my erotic story Our Little Secret and 2,989 came to the main page direct. Of these 4,430 live in the States.
According to Alexa my Blog is now in position 1,190,087 over three months and 943,376 over the last month worldwide. There are more than one hundred million Blogs in existence, according to Technorati, at the moment. In the States my Blog has achieved position 350,412.
My first post was on May 12. Since then there have been 26,133 visitors to the website and a total of 57,206 page views.
All in all a set of results I can be happy with. But. there’s always a But, there has to alway be a But. But the visitor figures are likely to go down again over the next week or so as my erotic story gets known by all the people who regularly surf for this kind of post. Not that this bothers me too much, it’s not as if I’m here just to gather visitors or list facts and figures: I’m here to write my Blog and enjoy myself whilst doing so, and that is precisely what I am doing. And the figures do show me the direction I should be going in if I want to carry on improving: obviously my writing has struck a chord with some people – especially the erotic writing – and, since this is the part I enjoy the most, this is the direction that I intend taking in the future. A little bit more erotic fiction mingled in with real life erotica from my own experiences and a few tales of travels, experiences and thoughts in general. My little niche in the Internet.
And yes, I do know that I could be earning quite a bit of cash with my writing, the idea has been put to me by several people and it is one that I am mulling over. My erotic story on Literotica was a success – as far as I am concerned, with nearly 20,000 readers since it was put up – and there are several sites which offer payment for good erotica. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to start churning out standard erotica by rote, but I do need the extra income over the next few years, not so much to finance my lifestyle, which is fairly frugal by all standards, but to keep my head above water while I’m at university. I can write better than I can serve beer or wait tables, and there is a good deal more enjoyment involved! Perhaps you’ll see my sweet, innocent name (quote from someone else!) in print or on a paying Internet site sometime soon, who knows.
But for now, if you happen to have read this far, I’d like to thank all those who’ve commented, visited, sent me messages (well, almost all!) and hope to hear from you in the future or, at the very least, see through Google that you’re still visiting my Blog.
Love & Kisses, Viki.