Patreon Update – September Blog Stats

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Views and Visitors

Growth in views from August to September was 33% (August: 249, September: 369)

Growth in visitors from August to September was 20% (August: 207, September: 260)

 

29% of views came from Google Plus

34% of views came from Google searches

4% of views from from Facebook

 

Posts

The top five most visited articles for September were:

  1. Masks Actual Play: Junior Elite #2 – 57 views
  2. Masks Actual Play: Junior Elite #0 & 1 – 32 views
  3. Comic Book Review: The Vision Vol.1: A Little Worse Than Man – 20 views **
  4. Comic Book Review: Omega Men by Tom King – 18 views **
  5. Movie Review – A Tale of Tales – 16 views

 

** denotes post was published in previous months, though the views came exclusively from September.

 

Analysis

My Masks actual plays are by far the most popular thing posted in September, but isn’t too big of a surprise based on my knowledge of my core audience. This has caused me to look closely at some future games I’d like to run with actual play posting in mind (i.e. would they be fun to read, would I be able to write them in a way that would be fun to read). I definitely Masks is going to be my major go to game for the foreseeable future, but am also looking at running Lovecraftesque and doing more Games for Two reviews with more detailed play reports.

 

Tom King comics appear to have a very long lasting popularity as evidenced by The Vision and Omega Men continuing to be mainstays in the top 5. A review of his first volume of Batman is coming in January. Based on what I’ve read about sales number for DC Comics since the launch of their Rebirth direction, there is increased interest in those titles. My own interests are also pulling me towards a large number of quality looking Image comics titles and I plan on devoting some time and posts to review a series of collected volume Ones of these.

 

Two films jumped to the top of the charts this month, A Tale of Tales and I Am Not a Serial Killer. I think they garnered so many views because they are both current and not mainstream cinema. I will still be posting reviews of films like Ghostbusters and Star Trek Beyond when they become available, but will actively look for interesting non-mainstream cinema that plays with genre expectations.

 

Conclusion

Views will definitely make a jump in October due to an increased posting schedule. I have found a balance with work and home with some detailed scheduling so I think posting is stabilizing. In November, I have planned to delve deep into Gene Wilder’s films. I have some election related posts, and depending on the outcome, have a list of post-apocalyptic films ready to go. December will have a Xavier Dolan post series and I strongly hope this gets good views because he’s a filmmaker I’m incredibly excited about. Patreon pledges have increased with two new donors coming on board in September.

 

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