Self-Publishing on FictionPress

The news:

 

I wrote this story a while ago, and started submitting it to online lit magazines. So far, no one’s been interested in publishing it. I would have to submit to many more in order to say I’ve waited patiently, but in this case I’m not worried about that. The story was written months ago and I want people to be able to read it. I doubt I’ll ever do much editing of this particular piece, either. Instead of waiting, I’ve decided to post it on FictionPress.net, a free site for any writing to post any work they want to (within the site’s guidelines).

The story is called September 2042, and my user name, shockingly enough, is Deva Jasheway. Here is the link. Send it to your friends! I would appreciate reviews with specific comments. Constructive criticism is always welcome.

2010 in review

This is (basically) the email wordpress sent me about my stats for the year of 2010 – which aren’t bad, considering I started the blog in June so I only had half the year. I’m wondering, though, why chapter 1 of Helen had so many more views than chapter 2. Do you think people lost interest, or do you think someone read chapter 1 a whole bunch of times? I like that option better.

 

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 59 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 6th with 40 views. The most popular post that day was Helen: Chapter 1 (full).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, michael-jackson-secret-exposed.xpac.info, and latest-payment-proof.co.cc.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for deva jasheway, essay about helen of troy and to helen, helen hunt front teeth, the tale of murasaki- liza dalby, and clytemnestra tyndareus’ favorite.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Helen: Chapter 1 (full) July 2010
6 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

2

About the Writer June 2010
5 comments

3

About This Blog June 2010

4

A Lyric Essay August 2010
3 comments

5

Helen Update: More to Come October 2010
4 comments

Another Life #4

Once I was a willow, growing at the side of a river just where it emptied into the sea. I trailed my bright leaves in the flowing water while wind murmured through my branches. Many beings passed their lifetimes beneath my reaching arms, but to me it went as moments. I borrowed salt from the ocean for my tears, drinking it through my roots only to return it to the waves.