The Stray Sheep #25 – The Party Ended

Heya, everyone!
I thought of this as a little update/conclusion post where I just summarize the goals I had and the goals I achieved for Blaugust.

And this post’s titled because of this song by this great band that I used to listen to! Check them out :)

Anyways, let’s just get into it, shall we?

On July 16th, I made a post about participating in Blaugust2019. I ended up getting 31 posts done in the last 31 days (today being September 1st, that is). So, I guess, I really did participate in it, lol.

On July 28th, I declared which formats I’ll be going for.
I ended up posting 24 Stray Sheep posts, including ten posts about the GamesCom or about my experience, and six posts about interviews that I had with Indie Devs.
As for reviews, which now’re called “Indietail”, I’ve published six in August, that all did kind of well, but I’ll talk about stats later on.
And as for Late to the Party: I haven’t really touched it ever since the first game but that may be due to my schedule and me not deciding on what game to play next.

In “The Stray Sheep #1 – Blaugust Schedule and Ideas” I said that I wanted to increase my work speed and publish more reviews. Originally, there were 4 reviews planned (weekly), including Moonlighter, but I ended up posting six excluding Moonlighter! I’m also going for this shorter style now since I not only get the shorter reviews out faster but also am able to reach a lot more people. While that’s not my primary goal, it’s quite important that I post staff that my followers want to read. Keeping the words at a maximum of 1k word at reviews was the right move then!

I love stats. Hence, we’re taking a look at them and check what we can improve on. In August, we received an overwhelming amount of 594 views, distributed among 234 visitors (which is a ton!). There’s 43 comments, not including mine, and 171 likes (aka a lot!).
In average people click on ~2.54 posts per month which is an improvement in comparison to July (where I only posted for seven times, including my introduction). In July I’ve hit 138 views by 68 visitors, resulting in an average of ~2.03 views per visitor!

Another thing I wanted to take a look at was the Referrers:
Most of my readers are informed about my posts by the WP-Reader and Twitter with the Reader being used about three time as much as Twitter. I’m quite happy to see Facebook in there as well, as I’ve set up a facebook-page with 3 likes (already!) that I’m not promoting in any way, but that is still driving in views. Tumblr apparently is doing nothing but it’s tumblr and I guess the post existing on there is better than it not existing, right?
Thanks to Angie, Belghast, Mr Peril, Naithin, and Aywren for referring to my site in the last month. With their help a total of twelve (!) readers found their way here!

In total, I’ve managed to get to 38,173 words in all of my posts together, and as Tessa told me, I may only call myself a real blogger (or was it journalist? or writer? idk) if I manage to write down 1,000,000 words! So, we’re getting closer!

As for post-views, I doubt that it’s good to publish them since wordpress is inaccurate in some results, I think. For instance, there’s posts that have more likes than clicks, which doesn’t make sense at all. So, at this point in time, I’ll leave it out.

Anyways, what’s planned now?
Well, I’d like to continue blogging, for sure, but I may or may not continue daily blogging. It’s kind of taking a toll on me to post daily and I’d like to publish a Stray Sheep post whenever I want to and publish a review or LttP-post at least two times a month, maybe even four times. We’ll see. The upcoming months are going to be a bit harder as University’s starting soon, too, and as I’ve got a job now, too. Therefore I don’t know if I’ll be able to post consistently, but I for sure will try to! :)

Anyways,

Nobody guess what “The Stray Sheep” is referring to.. :( 100 points to Hufflepuff.

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