I thought to update you all on several new things, and as it isn’t just a minor piece of news or two, I created its own post to grab your attention.
First of all, I am incredibly excited to announce the page views. I have been waiting patiently for the past month for this blog to reach a million views. I’m not some super conglomerate website, like wuxiaworld – that has recently, very recently, updated the fact that they have now reached 500 million page views, or other massively popular fan translation sites. But to someone like me, a million views is an incredibly big deal to me.
Considering I started End Online as a hobby during unemployment, without the slightest intention or idea I would make it my full time career, a million views back them was smoke and mirrors within a dream.
The site took a large hit when I got a full time job and releases slowed down, it has remained steady ever since. Here are some stats:
~ 10+ views/day was a thrill when I initially started.
~ 2500 views/day was the top average prior to employment.
~ 6392 views, with 617 reddit referrals and 492 others, on May 8, 2015 is the all time high for views.
~ The latest average is about 2000 views/day on average, thanks to the viewership spikes during releases
We are only 34,000 views away from the 1 million mark, so hopefully we will reach it within 17 days!
There are two things I would like to notify everyone of. One I have known about for a long time, and another I found just yesterday after a self satisfactory google search of myself. Some of you may be wondering, “Do you google yourself often?” The answer to that is, “Not often, but frequently, yes. I tend to search myself about once a month, just to see if anything else comes up as I can only usually find out through referrals – when people click a link leading to my blog.”
The first item I thought to share with you all is there is actually a translation of End Online, courtesy of Cheesestick. You can find that one if it piques you interest by following the below link:
The translator contacted me quite some time ago for permission to translate End Online, and I was more than happy for him to go ahead. I would like to thank Cheesestick greatly for the time and effort he has put into this translation, bringing my work to a different community.
This here is the second item I found on the internet, just recently too I might add. A certain individual, who I would like to give a personal commendation for the effort put into making this, posted a certain video on youtube. I know what you’re thinking, an animation of End Online! Well, you’re wrong and wrong again.
This individual, who goes by the name of/whose name is Alex Rider, created a audible reading of Chapter 1 of Chronicle of the Eternal. I’m not much of an audio book listener myself, but I found this piece of art to be quite pleasant. I stumbled upon it by accident, googling a routine tangent of my name and following a link through some back end website search engine to arrive there. A strange coincidence, but I found it.
I would like to give a massive commendation to Alex Rider for taking the time to create this. Please take the time to follow the below link and send him a like, a subscribe, or both for his efforts. If you enjoy audio books, have a listen as well!