By sometime Monday, 562.0 A.C. (9/28/2003 A.D.), Modern Evil will have been seen by over ten thousand different computers in one month, this month, September. This is more than the previous “high water mark” by three thousand computers. That’s a lot of readers. Page views, or the actual number of different pages loaded everywhere on Modern Evil, is over seventeen thousand so far, and may climb to over twenty thousand, depending on volume of posts and readers in the next couple of days. (Previous high month of page views: around fifteen thousand)
Wow. Ten thousand.
That’s a lot of readers. What I want to know is who are these people? Comments aren’t up, much, and FYTH still gets 50%-60% of all page views, so … I don’t know what that says. There aren’t any stand-out search terms (like we had for our previous high, around valentine’s day) directing people here, just miscellaneous stuff. There isn’t a big referrer like Penny Arcade or Slashdot driving traffic to us. I don’t get it.
Maybe people really do like reading me whine about my life and ramble about whatever bizarre topics come to mind.
Now the real question is, when my first novel is made available later this year, how many of those ten thousand will buy a copy?
Heck, if ten percent of ten thousand people bought a copy in one form or another (I am planning on releasing it in paperback, PDF, and audio formats), I would not only consider it a huge success, but would basically be guaranteed a publisher for my next novel (already in progress). Who wants to pre-order?