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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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Reqieumthefallen
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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 :)

Reqieumthefallen
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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.

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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.

Reqieumthefallen
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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.

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You know who's not got Facebook or Twitter? This guy.

Rank 119 -- only 118 more to go to reach the end bossfight...


Disclaimer -- the following below is NOT sarcasm:

Play Spec Ops: The Line. No, seriously, play it. NOW! It's probably still on sale on Amazon for crying out loud! I wish more games had balls like this game does, paired with some of the best writing, mechanics, and level design that's been seen this side of linear shooters.

Dec 28 2012, 4:02pm Anchor

Well... Ill start now

Reqieumthefallen
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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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You know who's not got Facebook or Twitter? This guy.

Rank 119 -- only 118 more to go to reach the end bossfight...


Disclaimer -- the following below is NOT sarcasm:

Play Spec Ops: The Line. No, seriously, play it. NOW! It's probably still on sale on Amazon for crying out loud! I wish more games had balls like this game does, paired with some of the best writing, mechanics, and level design that's been seen this side of linear shooters.

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