• That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2014

    by  • December 24, 2014 • Administrative, Man Behind the Curtain • 0 Comments

    Travelling for the holidays has left me a little behind in posting this. So here’s the numbers for last month.

    The Money Aspect

    Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.
    Hosting: ($17.06)
    Stories: ($60.00)
    Art: ($150.49)
    Advertising: ($20.00)
    Payment Processing Fees: ($7.16)
    Donations: $42.00
    Ad Revenue: $0.74
    Book Sales: $152.54
    Total: ($59.43)
    QTD: ($437.36)
    YTD: ($2,702.92)
    All Time: ($10,215.49)

    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.

    Not only was this a record high in sales for us, but it’s also the closest we’ve come to breaking even. I can’t begin to convey how exciting this is for us.


    We were closed to submissions in November, so we remain at at 54.94% for all time.


    Facebook: 876 (+11)
    Twitter: 337 (+0)
    Google+: 44 (+0)
    Tumblr: 50 (+3)
    Mailing List: 31 (+5)
    Patreon: 6 (+0)


    November stayed steady in terms of site traffic. We had a total of 1,013 visits. Our traffic consisted of 667 users and 1,662 page views. Our highest daily traffic was 93.

    This month’s search engine term is “ball tossing journals”. I didn’t know such a thing existed, but someone clearly hopes it does.

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