So I've had my website up for a month now, and my experience so far as been almost completely positive.
I've had around a dozen comments and a fair number of votes on top web fiction. I had some success getting people to comment and vote using a bonus chapter as a reward. Most people seem to like my writing as well. Obviously, the community here has been very supportive.
Stat wise I've had slightly over 5000 page views, and 1500 visitors. Looking through the stats for individual pages around 120 of those people have actually read through everything I have posted so far, which seems kinda low to me. Maybe I should work on my writing, lol?
My main sources of visitors are:
4.Various other Forums
I have had no donations yet but I haven't really been trying for that yet. I've been more concerned with building up my readers and chapters first.
I just hired a artist to do some artwork for my site. I'll see if that helps improve visitor follow through and donations.Once I get my site completely set up I'll probably be experimenting with some fancy social media stuff to try and get more visitors because I think I'm pretty much maxing out my current sources.
Hmmm, that's about it. How are other authors here doing, and how do their experiences compare to mine?