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A few years ago my Blogger posts averaged maybe fifty views. This year they've been averaging around 150, give or take. My most recent post, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction, is within two of hitting 700 views.
Unless I've missed one, it's a record for my blog views. What am I to make of this? That BtVS fandom isn't dying? That a lot of people haven't forgotten when I was active in the fanfiction community? That it was a slow news day?
It's been two years since I wrote a fanfic, having gotten busy with original fiction and the more un-fun aspects of life in general. This makes me wonder if I should go back to what I originally planned to do, when I first got published: Write a fanfiction to celebrate every milestone of my original fiction journey, like selling a story, completing a manuscript, or seeing something published. It might bring more attention to my original fiction, but--and we all need this--it would also be fun.
Or maybe it was just a slow news day.
Or ... jeez, I just now thought of this. The title of the blog was "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Fanfiction: A Very Bad Idea". Suppose people turned in to see why I thought fanfiction was a very bad idea? I've always been bad with titles, but was "A Very Bad Idea" a very bad idea?

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millysdaughter
Oct. 16th, 2017 01:15 am (UTC)
Any headline that includes "buffy" will win
ozma914
Oct. 16th, 2017 04:49 am (UTC)
There you go!
kazzy_cee
Oct. 16th, 2017 08:26 am (UTC)
I'd be interested if you wrote more fanfic... :)
ozma914
Oct. 16th, 2017 09:19 am (UTC)
So would I! :-) Maybe I'll write one to reward myself if I win NaNoWriMo next month ... but how much time I'll have for it all depends on how successful my original fic writing is, so I'm of mixed feelings on the subject.
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