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So, I really am just curious, who here reads my blog? (Forums : General Banter : So, I really am just curious, who here reads my blog?) Locked
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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Oct 11 2012, 4:18pm Anchor

I'm not trying to be pretentious here -- the fact is that I really don't know who reads my stuff because no one ever comments. So, for those of you who read my blog posts on my profile -- I really just want to know who it is out of the 750-200 readers that keep on coming back. If you want to say about something you liked or disliked, okay then, that's very welcome because as a writer my only means of measuring the quality of my craft is by feedback. Otherwise I'm just throwing stuff at a wall that I thought would be good to read and hoping that it turns out well.

And I really hope this is the proper forum. I didn't want to use the writing section since that's explicitly about writing for games and stories.

Oct 11 2012, 5:28pm Anchor

I think the forum choice was quite spot on. I'd also say that the writing section is for games/storylines in general.

Well, I know what it feels like not to receive comments on blogs. I mean, I rarely do blog but when I do I don't really have a mindset where I naturally expect anyone to comment. I just look at the statistics to see how many visits the post generated and assume that maybe a handful off them took the time to read the whole thing. Though I understand that is is nice with a bit of confirmation every now and then. I post comments on some blogs but not all that I read, so I am not going to say that one should always comment after reading a blogpost. Still, I think it is important to leave comments if you have anything to say. Either to address a point made in the blog or to show support :)

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Oct 11 2012, 5:38pm Anchor
Bambs wrote:I think the forum choice was quite spot on. I'd also say that the writing section is for games/storylines in general.

Well, I know what it feels like not to receive comments on blogs. I mean, I rarely do blog but when I do I don't really have a mindset where I naturally expect anyone to comment. I just look at the statistics to see how many visits the post generated and assume that maybe a handful off them took the time to read the whole thing. Though I understand that is is nice with a bit of confirmation every now and then. I post comments on some blogs but not all that I read, so I am not going to say that one should always comment after reading a blogpost. Still, I think it is important to leave comments if you have anything to say. Either to address a point made in the blog or to show support :)


I am left to guess by stats as well but... well that kind of has been difficult to do. I was bleeding readers for a time, now I had a recent resurgence of 750, and now it's back to 200 or so. I just want to entertain my readers, really that's the most important thing out of all of this. Yes, it'd be nice to have a blog that's official, maybe have something like a column on the Escapist, but in reality all I do deeply care about is successfully entertaining people and/or making them think or be happy. I have no way to guess that than by numbers and... yeah as you said, it can be difficult to tell as a result. Based on the forum activity (i.e. roughly only a few hundred people usually at most across the whole thing), it's not like I expect 13 comments a post. But just, ya know, maybe someone say "that was a really good one" or "I like this one because of 'insert thing'". Hell even "this was utter shit and here's why" is better than nothing.

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Oct 12 2012, 12:53am Anchor

Every blog entry appears on the Desura community page. So I guess that's where a lot of traffic comes from. Myself, I read your blog from time to time.

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Oct 12 2012, 10:55am Anchor
Ambient_Malice wrote:Every blog entry appears on the Desura community page. So I guess that's where a lot of traffic comes from. Myself, I read your blog from time to time.

It does? Okay, thank you for filling me in.

Dec 28 2012, 4:02pm Anchor

Well... Ill start now

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 28 2012, 6:05pm Anchor
Servant_Grunt wrote:Well... Ill start now

That's not the best timing... considering my blog has moved to GIO: Gameinformer.com

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