Ina Disguise Statistics update
For those who are interested, here is my statistics update.
More than a million readership hits per year does not translate into actual readers, so do not be deceived if somebody tells you they have X million hits. It probably includes some bots, some accidental hits etc.
Overall, Ina Disguise attracts about 5,000 people per year via the artwork, from all over the world, although I seem to be particularly popular in the Far East, Eastern Europe and the USA.
Ina Disguise has about 25,000 readers, the blog is set to overtake the books this year unless I put out the unfinished works I have on the go, which depends on how I feel. Like the pervert I am, I am having a sewing moment in the course of designing the game so I have not felt like writing for a while. I have also been building computers for the last month or so, and I have other commitments apart from this project.
95 people have so far this month come to the website looking for information on Wolfe, which is a bit bizarre as statistically speaking, he only gets about 20 percent of the posts. He is one of many threads, and if you take a look at the tag cloud, ironically not the most significant one. I have just let it happen, rather than concentrating on one thing or another, so I guess I am a bit inattentive. Some posts were strategic, and I see that my subversive PR is extremely effective. (no, I am not going further into that, but David would not be displeased at the level of naughtiness that goes into this blog)
300 people have got to the products page so far this month, which is good considering that I almost never plug it. I am the laziest marketer in the world so I figure this is OK. The website is actually doing slightly better than Etsy in terms of the artwork, so I guess spreading myself around a bit in the form of article writing is the next step.
I figure this is not bad for a part-time entity. I need to get the game nailed down and the books and stories out, and I need to work on some articles whilst I get some more artwork done. The sooner I have the non-Ina Disguise work out of the way the better.
Again, if you are reading this because you plan to do something similar, take the slow approach where possible. You can waste a lot of money if you try to rush it, and the personal approach ALWAYS wins. It is also considerably cheaper to put hours in than money in the early months.