November 14, 2023 will be the 10 year anniversary of the November 14, 2013 murder of my 8 month old infant son, at BugLight Lighthouse Art Studio of Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. If you have any information about who his killer is, please call FBI Agent Andy Drewer at 207-774-9322


My Son Was Murdered, The Killer Walks Free, Your Child Could Be Next!

FAQ: What are the most visited pages on this website and how many visits do they get?

Several years ago, I wrote an article on how to write different types of magic uses, or rather how I personally write various types of magic users within the context of my Quaraun books. Today that page is one of my top ten most visited articles. It gets 50 to 500 views/reads/hits/visits per day depending on the time of the years and has had over 200k visits total since it was published.

Amphibious Aliens: Debunking The Atwater Family's Alien Abduction Hoax with more then 30MILLION reads since 2007 and The GoldenEagle: Debunking Stephen King's World's Most Haunted Car Hoax with over tenMILLION reads since 2007 still rank as the two most visited articles on my website, but, neither of those are writing related.

Writing Medieval Servants is my most visited writing related article with over 7MILLION reads.

This website was started in 1996 and has 1 to 3 new articles (all written by me, I am the only writer on this site) published almost daily. In 2017 we crossed ten thousand articles published. As of 2023, EACH article gets MINIMUM 10 to 70 reads PER DAY, with the high traffic articles getting 500+ reads per day.

And since December 2019, my website now gets three hundred thousand to 7 million reads per month - well over ONE HUNDRED MILLION PAGE READS PER YEAR, making it not only the single most trafficked site in the State of Maine, but also one of the most visited websites in ALL OF NEW ENGLAND!

{{{HUGS}}} Thank you to all my readers for making this possible!

 TRIGGERED! I'm a Straight Cis Woman, but I am deemed Too Gay For Old Orchard Beach, Are you too gay for the bigoted, minority harassing, white power, gay hating psychos of The Old Orchard Beach Town Hall Too? 

RE: Some questions for bloggers who get 25k+ pageviews a month. 

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  • 1) What is your blog name?.

Space Dock 13

also known as

EK's Star Log

have changed hosts and url names multiple times before finally settling on in 2013

The reason for settling on that url was obvious - it's my name.

In the early days I was using a place name from one of my books. (Space Dock 13 is a space station in one of my novels). By 2003 fans were call me "EK" and referring to my blog as a "Star Log" (a term from Star Trek) so in 2003 it was renamed EK's Star Log and some people still call it that.

If you are asking about names to try to figure out your own name...

It's actually best practice to create a brand name of under 8 letters. When I say brand name, think: (4 letters) (6 letters) (6 letters) (8 letters) (6 letters) (10 letters) (8 letters) (7 letters) (6 letters) (4 letters) (6 letters) (4 letters) (5 letters)

In every case a made up "gibberish-type" (on first appearances) name with no connection to the site topic at all (until you read the About page that tells how they came up with the name and go: "wow, that's actually makes sense!"). But easy to remember, easy for visitors to manually type, and unique enough that it's hard to mimic.

My own SBI site? In 2013 I was changing hosts and changing urls. The niche seed word topic I originally started out with is: "How to be a better a writer", which then evolved to "How to write dark fantasy novels".

So, you'd think my url would be either: (31 letters)

So what is my current url? (6 letters)


Because 6 letters is easy to remember and promote.

For the first 3 years of my site I had bot-blockers in place and refused to all Google, Bing, etc to index my pages. Instead relying 100% on organic traffic instead of search traffic. (organic traffic means, the visitor typed the url directly, as opposed to typed a search term and found the url). How did I get traffc those first 3 years?

My website is painted on my car as can clearly be seen in these pictures of my car:

and as you can see I repaint it every year so you never know what it'll look like from one picture to the next.

It's also painted on my motorhome, as seen here:

As you can see the letters on the side of the motorhome are over a foot tall and can be seen from quite some distance away.

Now, think of how hard it would be for to paint in foot tall letters across my mototorhome, verses instead?

We being carnival Gypsies, the RV gets parked at festivals, carnivals, fairs, side shows, etc all over New England, and why have a plan white RV when you can have a 22 foot long neon pink billboard that screams across the side?

Bigger then on the side of my motorhome is the "billboards" in my yard. (currently 3, they change constantly) and are made out of queen sized bed sheets:

Because I live on a beach

in a town that gets 2 million tourists every June/July/Agust, and as many as 10,000 people walk by my driveway/car/motorhome on their way to reach the beach, that means, a lot of people see the url and wonder "what the heck is that?" and search it on their phones while sitting on the beach.

Now, think of how hard it would be for eople to remember verses instead when it comes to typing it in on their phone once they get set up on the beach?

Because I am a retail merchandiser and travel 100+ miles a day to multiple WalMarts, walGreens, & CVSs all over the state, my car is seen by a lot of shoppers as well.

Because I'm an author who CosPlays my novels' characters at gaming/comic book conventions

and, just around town when going shopping at walMart, eating at McDonalds, etc and stuff because I'm OtherKin

(Yes, that is how I dress every day, 24/7 - since 1987)

this results in me handing out 100+ business cards a day, as people are constantly running up to me asking to get a picture with me and my car, and wanting to know where they can find out more about me, my car, and my over the top outlandish costume, and I just hand them a business card.

Now, try to imagin what looks like printed on a business card - long and clunky, vs instead, short and sweet. I mean think about it... on a business card, you ain't got much room to work with... most companies have a limit to how many characters per line and the limit is usually 18 characters or less.

Yie! :( :o :shock:

That means if I had gone with (31 letters) instead of (6 letters)

I wouldn't be able to print up business cards, due to the fact that a 31 letter url is longer then the 18 character maximum space limit per line.

To get business cards with a long url, I would have had to break it up putting half the url on each line!

Like this:



THAT^ it was that looks like! To fit that url on a business card, it would need to be broken up into 3 lines! Look at that poor lonely "m" all by itself.

The Space Dock 13 WebRing

What do you want to become? 
What did you do today to step closer to that goal?
Whatever you do, be your best at it!
And remember to have yourself a great and wonderfully glorious day!


By EelKat Wendy C Allen

Eye of the GrigoriIf you ever made fun of or had any part in the destruction of my farm, and the illegal selling of half of my land to Colliard, you shall lose your land.
tent2.JPGIf you ever made fun of or had any part in my being homeless since 2006 - YES, I AM still homeless in 2023, you shall become homeless.
eelkats_house_before_after.jpgIf you ever made fun of or had any part in the backhoe driving over my house, you shall lose your house.
home again the return of the goldeneagle dodge 330If you ever made fun of or had any part in my car being cut in half, you shall lose your car.
volvo-art-car-eelkat-Dazzling-Razzbury-3-artist-wendy-c-allen-painting3.pngIf you ever made fun of or had any part in my becoming crippled, you shall lose your health.
If you ever made fun of or had any part in the murder of my son, your child shall die an equally horrible death.

Evil men go out of their way to try to drive a person to suicide.

Are you an evil man?

Are you sure you're not?

How many people have YOUR hate filled words killed?

Next time you go to do a mean thing to a fellow human, stop and really think about the consequences of your actions.

Did you ever notice how every one has a story to tell about me, yet not one of them ever speaks the truth?

What lies has YOUR gossiping tongue spread about me?

Did you know...

October 16, 2006, bomb blew up my house because of YOUR lies.

August 8, 2013, the house which replaced the one the bomb blew up, was driven over by a backhoe.

November 14, 2013, my 8 month old infant son was murdered because of your lies.

November 14, 2013, I was beaten up, paralized for 5 months, spent 18 weeks relearning to walk, I'm now crippled for the rest of my life, because of YOUR lies.

Are you proud of what you have done?

Enjoy your eternity in Hell. You earned it. You've certainly worked hard for it.


If you have any information about any of these events, please call FBI Agent Andy Drewer at 207-774-9322

So, when choosing a url you need to consider too, any promotional issues that may come up, like is your url too long to print on a business card?

What about buttons, pens, mugs, postcards, t-shirts, etc? (Yes I use those as well. When I said I do heavy duty offline promoting, because offline promotion brings in way more traffic then is possible with online promotion... I mean I REALLY do a LOT of super heavy duty offline promoting... my url is printed on more than 200 different types of products, thanks to's ability to make your own promo materials on everything from sneakers to yoga pants to dogfood bowls to shower curtains... yes, my url is on shower curtains and yoga pants! I think most people don't realize the level of offline marketing I do, and think it's just limited to handing out business cards.)

Then there are design features. Yep. That's a thing.

Have someone write out your url in fancy hand painted calligraphy. What does it look like?

I know, it's not a thing the average site owner thinks about, but it's a thing I thought about, because I'm the type of person who likes to think of every possible angle. :P

Well, it turns out, in calligraphy, my url looks like a dragonfly, so, I went and had a calligraphic dragonfly shaped logo made up and started using it on t-shirts and yoga pants as an all over print. You know, the way Coco Chanel made the double "c" logo everyone knows as soon as they see it?

Short urls can easily be made into logos. The longer the url, the more difficult it becomes to turn the url itself into a logo.

This offline promotion resulted in my site consistently have around 14,000 page views a month, right out the starting gate, all of them 100% organic, manually direct typed url, without any traffic coming from search engines at all.

Then there is online promotion. I have 300+ social network and forum accounts. I'm member of tons of online writer groups and chats and message boards. When ever I add a new page on my site, it gets promoted to various ones of them, depending on the topic of the page and the rules of the group in question. My site adds 1 to 3 new pages every day.

Now, just think of how tedious it would get to type 30 or 40 or 50 times a day vs

Keeping in mind that I'm not just randomly spam posting links to my site on these paces either, but rather I'm writing long posts (like the one you are reading right now) answering someone's question. I write at minimum 10 of these long forum posts a day, and only 1, maybe 2 of them will contain a link back to my site.

I have never bought ads or traffic for my site, and have always done my own offline and online promotions (mostly offline). And having a short 6 letter url has made it a lot easier for me to get my marketing done, because I'm not having to constantly try to remember "Now did I put a hyphen there are an underscore; did I use a or the between them?" etc. With a simple, easy to remember, 6 letter word for my domain name, I'm able to get my marketing and promoting done easy.

I ending up gaining 16,000 backlinks (mostly from page viewers sharing pages on Twitter, FaceBook, Tumblr, and Reddit) from casual viewers linking back to me. The power of organic link building can be seen in search engines later. By keeping the site blocked from bots and search indexes for the first 3 years, and by having nothing but manually typed traffic and social network backlinks, when I removed the bot blockers, Bing indexed 500+ pages of my site in less ten 48 hours of it having access to do so, and Google had 700+ pages indexed in under a week.

Neither Bing nor Google will index a site under 6 months old, so your first 6 months you aren't being indexed anyways, and Google actually puts meta data around new urls (under 3 years old) to force them very low in search results (because 90% of all websites get shut down within 3 years by a webmaster who looked for instant online income and gave up; and thus Google classifies every site under 3 years old as not worth indexing because it has not yet proved it'll stick around). Which is the reason for blocking bots the first 3 years, because once the site is 3 years old, it no longer is at risk of being forced down in search results just for being too young any more, and it's easier to NOT get dinged by Google in the first place, then it is to convince Google to unding (I've been building websites since 1997 btw, so that's why I knew to block bots right out the gate when starting my SBI site in 2013.) But that's me going off topic again...

Back on topic...

The point is, people don't like to be made to think, when it comes to finding info. If they wanted to think, they'd do research, and would not be on the internet to begin with. If a person is searching the internet for answers instead of heading to the library to do real research in books, then that person is only looking to be told something, they want a canned food answer, not a home cooked meal, they want Ramen noodles in a cup not a thanksgiving dinner. They want the internet to spoon feed them answers so they don't have to do the work and find out for themselves.

People looking for hard core research are NOT on the internet looking for fast answers.

That brings us to the reason behind short urls.

The type of person who heads to the internet searching for help writing a novel, is also the type of person who'll never write a novel, because they can't even be bothered to type a long url. Authors are readers in addition to writers. They will read a long article and be upset by anyth page under 2,000 words.

Whereas the person who is just looking for the easy road to fast cash via novels, doesn't really want to learn how to write a novel and they will NOT take the time to read a 4,000 word article on how to write a novel, because they can't even be bothers to type a long url.

This means a lot of people on my site will leave soon as they realize they actually have to do the work of reading my how to write a novel articles (which are 20,000 words PER page long - the text count on my site is massive.) And it's okay by me for them to leave and go look for quick fix answers elsewhere because if they can't take the time to read, they certainly don't have the time to write a novel.

But... this is an example of the mind set of the average internet browser who is looking for the quick fix of someone else doing the work for them, not a lot of people read long articles, and they are the same people who don't type out long urls, and they make up the bulk of the internet traffic.

We who run websites, we want the readers who read our article, but we also need traffic.

If you are living off AdSense, you want those fast click away types as well as the readers, because it's the fast click away types who click those ads that Google puts on your site. So while we want readers to read our content, we also want the fast paced browser who clicks away as well. And to pay the bills, we actually want more of those, thus we need a short url to attract them to us.

So we as webmasters give them the processed baby mush they ask for: urls of 8 letters of less.

Let's go back to amazon for example.

What is their site topic?

international online book seller

so, had they named their url after their topic, their would be have had (38 letters) instead of, right?

Well, those people who make up the bulk of internet browsers... you know, the ones who want instant noodles instead of a 5 course meal? How many of them do you think would take the time to manually type out "" (38 letters) every time they wanted to buy a book?

The answer? None of them.

Do a search on Google and Bing for that search term. (international online book seller) and you will find that there are millions of booksellers online who ship internationally. MILLIONS. And yet, most of them are unheard of and rank low in search results.


Because most of them are using long tail urls as their primary domain name.

Because most of them have 4 or 5 words domain name urls of 20 to 50 letters and nobody is going to type that out. It takes less time to cook Ramen cup o soup noodles then it does takes to type out the domain names of some of those sites.

Think of it this way: if you can pour water over instant noodles faster then you can type your domain name, then your domain name is too long, no matter what your topic is.

And THAT is why sites like Amazon reign king, because it's easier for lazy browsers (who make up the majority of internet browsers) to type "" then it is for them to type "". Amazon's domain name is the instant noodles url of booksellers.

  • 2)How long have you been blogging?.

My site was started in August 17, 1997, so just crossed the 20th anniversary this year.

I checked in August of this year (2017) and at that point it now has 9,772 posts. However that number has gone up obviously.

It'll cross 10k posts before the end of the year.

  • 3) How did u start getting views on your blog?was it gradual growth overtime or was there an inflection point after a post went viral?

Gradual growth over time. I've never really done anything to promote in before 2010 and by that point is had already had a post go viral (in 2007)

I'm an author of Epic Fantasy (main character is an Elf wizard with his unicorn; 130+ novels and 2,000+ short stories in the series which first started in 1978 - next year will be it's 40th anniversary), am an artist (watercolour, acrylics), art car builder, costume designer, CosPlayer, YouTuber (vlogger and gamer) and doll maker. My site started out in 1997 as an author home page for my books, it has moved host several times. Crashed WordPress servers when it reached 9,772 pages, and so I moved it to SBI in 2013. Currently 1,508 pages are moved to SBI... the Wordpress site is still live, but each page is being deleted as it get moved, so eventually the WP site will be gone once all 9,772 pages are moved to SBI.

The topics of my blog & site are:

  • how to write Dark Fantasy
  • how to write Yaoi
  • how to write Bizarro
  • how to create characters for your novels
  • world building for authors
  • creating magic systems
  • writing Elves and wizards
  • how to publish your novel
  • how to win NaNoWriMo from an 11 time winner
  • SEO for authors
  • web building for authors
  • successful blogging tips for authors
  • Cosplaying your own characters at conventions
  • the history of my town (Old Orchard Beach, Maine)
  • the history of my family, The Scottish Gypsies (owners of the World's Most Haunted Car and featured in multiple Stephen King movies including Christine and The Thinner which was filmed on my farm)

The bulk of my income is of course sales of my books and art.

Income from my blog is as follows (in order from top/most to bottom/least income):

  • my art on Zazzle products
  • AdSense from my YouTube vlog videos embedded on my site
  • my books for sale (both paperbacks and ebooks)(Novels, non-fiction books, and short stories)
  • my crafts/dolls/etc for sale on eTsy (often made with my Spoonflower fabrics)
  • designing fabric for Spoonflower
  • my art on CafePress products
  • Share-a-Sale Affiliate Program
  • LinkShare Affiliate Program
  • Commision Junction Affiliate Program
  • AdSense ads on my site
  • Amazon affiliates

It was slow at the beginning. First starting out there were months with only 10 views the whole month. I didn't start getting more stable/consistent views until about 3 years after I started, and then it was maybe 100 to 500 views a month.

It's definitely something you have to stick with a long time, and be very dedicated to doing. You want to be blogging for the love of doing it, because the first 3 to 5 years, you are going to be doing it for almost no views and no income.

If you ever pay attention to the bloggers making a full time income at it, they are always very old blogs that started before 2005. Nearly every one of them are minimum 12 years old. And nearly every one of them are quick to tell you they did not reach their levels of traffic or income overnight. And nearly every one of says they stuck with it minimum 3 years before seeing any results in traffic and minimum 5 years before they could live off their blog.

Most of my marketing is offline marketing as explained above, and it's MASSIVE. My online marketing is almost non-existent. Online, I just share each new page on my Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Reddit Profile Page minutes after it is published and then more or less forget about it and let it sink, swim, or soar of it's own accord.

Because of my offline marketing... when my site changed servers/hosts/url in 2013, even without being in the Google index, I was getting 14,000+ visitors a month right out the gate.

Right now my site fluctuates between 10,000 views a month on slow months and 77,000 views a month on high traffic months, with most months staying around 22,000

  • 4)how many times do you post/week?

How many times do I post PER WEEK? LOL! Try asking that question again, instead saying: How many times do you post per DAY.

I post at minimum once a day, 3 to 4 posts a daily is pretty normal, though as many as 10 posts a day, not that unusual.

Side note: NONE of my posts are under 2,000 words long, MOST are 4,000 words or more, and my most trafficed posts of all time have the following word counts:

  • I would really appreciate if i can get some answers on this.

If you are looking for some "secret to success" via keywords and SEO, there really is none.

I have succeeded where many failed, because I stuck with it and never gave up.

If you want to do what I do, the secret to success is this:

  • motivation
  • dedication
  • determination
  • discipline

With those things, you can succeed in ANY topic, with no knowledge of keywords or SEO.