BUT, a lot of people in this community have been nice enough to share their stats, so I figured the least I could do was share mine.
Here are the numbers:
A couple takeaways here, I think.
The guest post led to MEGAPULP's biggest day of views ever: 9,546. That month actually reached 27,500 views total. By comparison, the month of the Cracked article I received 14,800 views on my blog.
4) At the same time, month-to-month retention has been a real problem. July 2015 was a good month to me, because some reviews on Godpunk got a lot of people to check out the serial. But still, after a Cracked article, a short story, a guest post, and some wonderful and highly-appreciated author shout outs, my viewer count is still lower in May 2016.
If anybody has any thoughts on how to fight reader attrition, please share. Criticism is welcome, but if you do criticize me, make sure you also point out how pretty I am.
5) For all I can complain about viewers from a business-y perspective, I have to look at things from my arts-y human-y perspective and acknowledge how grateful I am that people read my stuff. I mean, getting hundreds of readers every month is awesome. I worked hard for them, and it feels so good to have them.