Communion Of Dreams


Final stats for 2007
January 2, 2008, 6:52 am
Filed under: Feedback, General Musings, Promotion, Publishing, Writing stuff

I took yesterday off from all blogging (including commenting on blogs), just to relax and watch movies. But I did stop by here and get the year-end stats for the blog and my Communion of Dreams site, and here they are:

  • 6,288 have downloaded the novel. As noted in this post, that reflects a slow down over the past couple of months, but still amounts to over 500 downloads per month on average. Sure, it’s not block-buster size sales, but it ain’t bad.
  • This blog has had a total of 10,834 visits.
  • Typical visits per day is now between 50 and 70. The best day was in August, at 152 visits.
  • I posted 247 entries in 2007, which amounts to something on the order of 100,000 words (or more – this software will not allow me to calculate that easily, so I am estimating an average post length of between 400 and 500 words). That’s a solid-sized novel, and makes me feel pretty good about maintaining my writing skills.

So, just for reference, there it is. Thanks to everyone who visits, links, comments, or helps to promote this blog or my novel.

More later, depending on how the day goes.

Jim Downey


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One minor suggestion re: “promot[ing] this blog or [your] novel”:
When crossposting to your other blogs, you might want to add this
blog’s name. I’ve been reading UTI for some time now
(via Google Reader), and would have followed a “cross-posted at my blog, Communion of Dreams” tagline months ago. (Others only know you through UTI might be intrigued by the seeming dissonance of the title, as I was.)

(Now that I have finally clicked through, you have a new feed subscriber and my TOREAD queue contains your novel….)

Comment by James Crowley

James, thanks – it’s a good suggestion, and one I will put into effect. I don’t like to push CoD too much at UTI, since it’s Brent’s place, and I don’t want to step on any toes (too much).

Hope you enjoy the novel – feel free to offer opinions in any thread that strikes your fancy!

Jim D.

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