One of the concerns raised by Richard Fox was that the link to the file he provided to the public Nebula Reading lists may have provided traffic to this blog, which he claims earn advertising revenue for me from people visiting. Fox was concerned that he was providing free content for the entertainment of my readers.
I went back and checked and I can see according to the WordPress dashboard that the link was clicked on 7 times. I guess some of those would have been by me but as I bought the Backblast Area Clear anthology with actual money, there was no loss of income for poor Richard for looking at the file he had provided. In the same time period about 150 people accessed the post where the link was. In short, Fox’s published story does not pull in traffic.
However, while Fox’s published fiction is not a draw, his ad-hoc fiction is extraordinarily popular. The past few days has brought more than two hundred visits to this blog from Larry Correia’s blog alone. The post about his bad faith piracy claims have drawn literally thousands of views. Sadly for me, I don’t actually earn any ad revenue from this blog. It’s a WordPress free blog, any ad revenue goes to WordPress not me. However, I’m sure WordPress are grateful for the free fictional content Richard has provided in my comment section. I’m no sure ‘entertaining’ is the right word but yes, it certainly drives traffic.