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The Business of Writing About Sex: June 2016

The Business of Writing About Sex: May 2016 Edition

Aaaaaand here we are in July, looking back at June, and where in the hell did the month go? And how in the hell has half the year slipped by?

For those who follow this monthly update closely, you'll see that I've changed it up a bit and removed some information. I'm looking for your opinions on this (since if you're interested enough to read it each month, I assume you have a thought or two, lol). At the end, I ask a few questions, but your thoughts are always appreciated.

This was June...

A Sexual Being

Total views: 16,850

Top post of the month: 3 Things Submissives Do That Turn Off Dominants (another one from 2015 that's gained new life)

I've struggled this past month with blogging. Not because I don't want to but because whatever is going on in my head has made it rough. So, I do what I can, pull some fiction out of my head when there's no kinky fuckery to rely on, and try to stick with routines because those can get you through when the energy isn't there.

I don't know who's been sharing my older posts to get so many views in a given month, but I appreciate them. And it's proof that all your content matters. When it has no expiration date and isn't tied to just one specific event, it can have a life long after you've moved on to other topics.

Masturbation Monday

Total views: 17,099

Total posts shared: 71

I didn't expect June to be a big month for Masturbation Monday because there was so much activity in May, but the views were actually higher in June. Not by much, but it's surprising to see. Hopefully this is a trend that the views will continue to go up. I know several new-to-me writers have joined in lately, bringing their audience along for the ride so that has certainly helped.

In a few short weeks, we'll be at week 100 of Masturbation Monday followed shortly by the two year anniversary. I have no clue what to do for it, but hopefully all my smutty writer friends will help me make it HUGE for the readers.

Erotic Author

Amazon: 13

Barnes & Noble: 4

iBooks: 4

All Romance: 14

Paperback: 1

Amazon was low, but other channels were higher. Those All Romance numbers are thanks, in part, to a summer sale they had in June and because I participated in a daily deal and reduced the price of the first Sir and Babygirl book. Right now (July) I'm participating in the Smashwords summer sale, and Madame Gretchen is free while the rest of my books are 50% off. It will be interesting to see what the numbers look like next month.

Loving BDSM Podcast

Total podcast downloads in June: 5,214

Top episode in June: Effective Communication in Your D/s Relationship

The podcasts have been growing in length and the numbers of listeners seem to be stabilizing. I'd love to have more growth, but that's okay. For just under a year of episodes, I'm satisfied. I receive a stats report once a week and I have episodes from two or more months ago with 1300 or more downloads.

 

For those who read these posts each month, you can see that I've streamlined the info a little. I want to take the focus off of what I've earned (June was a pretty good month, lol) and what I've written, and focus on the numbers. I get these numbers because I follow my own advice (as much as possible) that I share with y'all in the Erotic Promo Tips series. Could some of my numbers be better? No doubt, and hopefully I can start making that happen.

Do these posts help you? Do you get anything from them? If not, that's okay. I'm trying to better focus my efforts and while I enjoy looking at the numbers and sharing them, I don't need to blast them out to the world - I can look at them any time I want. If these numbers help you at all, comment below, reach out on social media, or contact me directly (kaylalords at gmail).

 

About the author

Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, and an opinionated marketer. I’m also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom. Welcome to my kinky corner of the internet!

4 Comments

  • I love the Monday Masturbation posts. I love reading what others have shared. I adore the images you choose to share for the inspiration and I appreciate that you don’t make people who submit stick to what’s in the image, but what they choose to share.

    I haven’t added your podcast to my list, yet, but I will be doing that soon. (I’ve been wandering around audiobook land lately.)

    It helps with you sharing what you’re doing and what’s working for you. It shows me that this can be done, and I know that it shows others as well because I try to converse with other authors as often as possible. So, thank you, for everything that has come and will come from your extraordinary mind. XoXo

    • Aw, thanks Mischa! I’m glad I can help. I think we, as authors and bloggers, are a stronger community when we work together and share what we know. Stats and sales have always seemed to be such a secret that I figured throwing off the veil and showing mine would help others. Glad it has. 🙂

  • Hi Kayla

    I loved reading the things you do and the pictures from Masturbation Monday are really hot!!

    Unfortunately, due to my hearing loss I don’t partake of the podcasts so luuuuvv when you do a transcript. I realise you can’t do one every time but really appreciate it when you do even though I may not always say so.

    When a transcript appears I go YAY and wish I could run up and give you a hug and big smacking kiss lol

    Thanks for all you do from this side of the pond. One day I will put a comment on here that I have found my Sir. Although I think it will have to be a toyboy as the older ones than me always seem to have loads of health problems!! lol
    Take care and keep writing luv ya both xxx

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