That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2013

And now, our November in review. Because everyone likes math on Christmas Eve. This got a little delayed due to assorted holiday season shenanigans. I hope y’all enjoy it.

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Hosting: ($17.06)
Stories: ($55.00)
Art: ($200.00)
Advertising: $0.00
Paypal Fees: ($8.05)
Donations: $0.00
Ad Revenue: $0.57
Book Sales: $11.60
Total: ($260.97)
QTD: ($260.97)
YTD: ($3,625.92)
All Time: ($6,941.97)

As per usual, I try to list costs for art and stories under the month that the stories run on the site rather than when I pay them. I also cover Paypal expenses when paying authors and artists.

It was what I’ve come to recognize as a fairly typical month. No great shake-ups. No great booms of success. One thing I’m trying to do is minimize the amount of Paypal fees I’m covering. I’ve been using my PayPal Mastercard for sending most payments, but if I maintain a balance on my Paypal account it removes the transfer fee.


In November we received 9 submissions, of which we accepted 6. That’s 66.67% for the month. Our all-time acceptance rate is 55.91%.

This gives us enough content for the site through the beginning of March 2014.


Traffic dropped further in November. We had a total of 845 visits, another drop from our low September numbers. Our traffic consisted of 574 unique visitors and 1,527 page views. Our highest daily traffic was 57 visits.

November’s search engine term of the month is “remain woefully understudied.” Because clearly they understand how tragic fringe science is.

That’s all I’ve got to say for now.

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