EelKat Wendy C Allen - zdark Fantasy Author


2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided


After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.


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>>2-3 posts a day. Dis cray.

Why?

I'm gonna copy my answer from an older post on this sub (https://www.reddit.com/r/Blogging/comments/78mu5z/how_much_time_do_you_spend_blogging_on_a_weekly/), with updates for this post here, and prove you wrong...

I average 3 to 5 posts a day and this is my full time income.

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  • How much impressions from the Google Search Engine do you get on average in a month?

14,000 to 25,000 visits a month depending on season/time of year; with only about 10% (1,500 to 2,500) of them coming from Google search engine.

I have 300,000 email subscribers.

The bulk of my traffic comes from my notification squad, who visits daily within minutes of the Twitter-Tumblr-FaceBook-Google-LinkedIn posts announcing each new article

  • How long have you been blogging?

since 1996; so as of 2018 it is now 22 years old

  • How much articles/words do you have published?

I published article # 10,000 on October 15, 2017, (yes - you read that right - ten thousand articles) so now in January 2018, am closing in on 10,200 articles.

I publish 1 to 5 new articles daily, though days with as many as 10 articles are not uncommon. (I average 150 articles published each month.)

This is my full time job, I spend 40 to 80 hours a week writing, editing, and publishing articles.

  • 8 hours a day writing
  • 4 hours a day editing/formatting/publishing
  • 2 hours a day marketing (social media announcements, etc)
  • 7 days a week
  • my typing speed is 91 words per minute (that's 5,000 words an hour)
  • I average 17,000 words a day; the most in one day was 37,000 words.
  • I publish on average 3 million words a year.
  • since 1978 I have also published 130 novels, 2,000 short stories, 30 non-fiction books, a few dozen stage plays, and a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck via Disney's Egmont division
  • I am trained in secretarial typing and my fastest clocked speed was 175 words per minute with an 80% accuracy.
  • I was a magazine editor for several years before blogging became my full time career
  • I was a door to door sales representative for 16 years before blogging
  • and I worked in retail merchandising as well
  • I've been doing SEO marketing since 2007
  • my blog ranks #1 on page 1 of Google for 51 keywords, and in the top ten on page 1 for 300+ more keywords, with more 3,000 additional keywords ranking on pages 2 and 3.

Most articles are 2,000 to 5,000 words, though my long ones are in the 10k to 20k range, and my biggest article has 60,000 words. It is also my most trafficed article with 10million views since it was first published on April 17, 2007 (<-link to article so you can see what type of blog posts attracts 10million views)

  • What is your CTR % (the amount of people that click-through your website)?

The average visitor stays on each page for 12 minutes, and clicks through to 7 additional pages after leaving the first page they entered from.

The average visitor visits 7 pages per day and returns 3 days per week.

I have a bounce rate of 73% visitors clicking additional pages after arriving and 27% leaving without clicking to another page

You didn't ask, but adding:

  • What topic is the blog?

I'm an author (Fantasy Novels) and the blog is how-to write help guides/advice for newbie writers and content marketers; mixed in with updates of events from my daily life, and sample chapters from my novels

I average 3 to 5 posts a day and this is my full time income.

Still think 2 to 3 posts a day is crazy?

Don't knock it til you've tried it.

Though I do disagree with this:

>>After writing that much content, after a while you get use to writing. You'll have more ideas and you can write faster posts. Your posts shouldn't be thousands of words long. Keep it at about 500-700 words long. That way, if you're writing 1500-2000 word posts, you can write that much, but instead of one posts to read, people have 3 posts to read.

Google will downrank you if you have fewer than 2,000 words, as they stated in their July 2017 update, where they also stated that the 400 word rule no longer applied. They'll unindex any page 400 words or less. They give a rank boost to pages with 3k+ words. And pages with 10k+ words soar to #1 on page 1, MINUTES after being published.

And as has been proven by my own track record, readers WANT articles LONGER then 10,000 words.

My top 5 most visited articles: (links so you can see the proof for yourself)






You want to be putting out more posts total, yes, but it counts for nothing if you are just writing a 2,000 word article and cutting it in 3 small pieces. You want REAL traffic that stays for REAL reading time, you want 3 articles of 2,000 words EACH - 6,000 words total a day.

Quantity don't mean squat without the quality to go with it.

1 long form quality blog post a week is going to out rank 3 snippet form daily posts. The 3 posts a day method only works if you are maintaining high quality with your quantity.

Quantity is going to help yes, but not if you are sacrificing quality to reach that quantity.

If you are only going to write 2,000 words a day, you are better off with only 1 post that is 2,000 words long. If you can't write 3 posts of 2,000 words each a day, you shouldn't try for 3 posts a day because in the long run, Google doesn't like what it terms "snippet content", Google favours long form content.

Quantity, quantity, quantity is good, but quality is still king.


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So, I was over on Reddit, you like I often am, and found this question. And answered it, like I do. However, the answer I initially gave was a simple generic answer. If you want to read my original answer unaltered, simply click on Reddit's embed feature links which Reddit provides for webmasters to be able to post their answers on their websites, while linking back to the original thread on Reddit (if you didn't know Reddit offered and encouraged the use of this feature, look for it in the "share" features underneath every post, comment, and reply on Reddit).

I am answering random questions today about world building, over on Reddit and decided to take my answers from there and expand upon them even further over here. So that's what this page is. Me rambling on about various aspects of world building techniques I use when writing the Quaraun series. The questions I am answering are embedded here. Clicking the link in the embedded question will take you to the original Reddit page where you can see the original answer along with other people's answers. If you wish to comment, you can do so on the Reddit page where a place to do so is provided.

In any case, as with all of my Reddit answers found on my site here, my original post on Reddit is much shorter then the article here.


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