Forgive me for neglecting my accounting and statistics for the month of July. For once, the business of writing didn't seem to matter quite as much. But now, I'm back...with proof of what happens when you don't write enough fiction or market yourself appropriately (ahem, pay attention book writers - this ain't pretty!).
That being said, while the book stuff has flagged tremendously, other things are coming together in beautiful ways. See for yourself!
- 21 posts
- 11,795 views
- 12 new blog subscribers
- 59 newsletter subscribers
Top Post of August: Afternoon Delight (a Masturbation Monday post)
Not a great month, but not awful, either. I'm back to a good blogging schedule - with a few changes planned in the fall and winter. And if you've noticed, I added a new bullet - newsletter subscribers. One 2015 goal is finally underway - a weekly newsletter!
Want to get more (and different) kinky fuckery in your email inbox? You can now sign up for my weekly newsletter. You'll get the smut I write that you might have missed; my top Masturbation Monday pick (not something I've written); and other kinky and erotic goodness - some pure smut, some educational.
Sign up by September 15 and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift card to Amazon or Starbucks (winner's choice). After September 15, you'll receive a free read from yours truly. A free erotic, hawt, and smutty read. Rawr!
- 17,290 views - best month ever!
- 9 new subscribers
- 83 posts shared by various bloggers - another best!
August 31 was the 52nd week of Masturbation Monday - a full year of the best damn day of the week. So many bloggers and writers have helped make the weekly meme a success. Thanks to all who write and to everyone who reads! If you haven't checked it out yet, it's never too late, and any day is a good day of the week for Masturbation Monday.
- 13 members
- social reach of 31,395
If you write about sex, are willing to share other people's posts, and want to grow your readership, click on the link above to join the tribe. I swear by Triberr for helping my page views grow.
Erotic Book Sales
This includes The Adventures of Sir and Babygirl, Sir and Babygirl: Bound by Love, and on Amazon only: Madame Gretchen
- Amazon - 20
- iBooks - 4
Ever wanted to know what can happen when you don't promote the hell out of your books? There's your answer. Sad but true.
I no longer have any books for free on any major website. Once I finish the third installment of Sir and Babygirl (just two more chapters to go!), I'll try to make the first one free. Amazon won't be easy to work with, but we'll get there.
Around the Web
I did a lot of writing in the month of August, though - even if it wasn't smutty goodness.
How to Deal with the Question of Being Kinky and a Parent, Submissive Guide
Submission is a Choice that Will be Tested, Submissive Guide
I've written for a couple of other outlets. Now, I'm just waiting to see if it's published. Fingers crossed!
Loving BDSM Podcast
August saw the start of another big goal of mine - a new podcast. John Brownstone will be lending his voice to the podcast, and when we can manage it, you'll hear both of us discussing kink, BDSM, and D/s from our perspective. We called it Loving BDSM because we're people who love each other and love BDSM. It won't always be erotic, but (hopefully) it will always be entertaining and informative.
There are a few ways you can access the podcast:
Loving BDSM page - if you subscribe to my blog or the newsletter, you'll get it that way, too.
RSS Feed - Feedburner
iTunes (eventually - there were errors which I corrected, and now I'm waiting)
Stitcher (eventually, I think)
Two Thumbs Up Media
If you ever have a question you'd like answered or a topic suggestion for the podcast, feel free to leave me a comment or contact me directly. I'll protect your anonymity. I promise, if you have a question or are curious about something, other people will want to know about it, too.
My Two Cents
August was a busy month, but that's how I deal with stress - I work. There's a lot going on right now, and I'm glad I can share it with everyone who reads my stuff and follows me. I don't have any words of wisdom other than to keep moving forward. Whatever it is you want to do, just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Things won't always happen when you want them or the way you think they should, but you can make crazy dreams and goals happen. It is possible.