That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2014

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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