Apr 28 2009

Lurkers, I need your help!

Published by at 12:20 am under The Author-Audience Connection

According to Google Analytics, we have about 10,000 serial lurkers: readers that have come here 25 or more times without leaving any comments.  Our population of serial lurkers doubles about every two months.

Before publishing me, a prospective publisher will want to know more about you.  Are you interested in my book about how to write superhero stories?  Would you prefer information tailored to novelists, comic book writers or both?

I would really appreciate 5 minutes of your help.  Thanks!

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Lurkers, I need your help!”

  1. Lunajamniaon 28 Apr 2009 at 3:22 am


  2. B. Macon 28 Apr 2009 at 4:04 am

    I was initially skeptical, but research in this field (such as Shedding Light on Lurkers in Online Communities) indicates that lurker:participant ratios can get extremely high.

  3. Dforceon 28 Apr 2009 at 7:34 am

    Oh lol. I can’t help it… B. Mac, what does Google Analytics say about the site’s serial lurker levels?

    “It’s over 9,000!!!

    What?! 9,000!

  4. B. Macon 28 Apr 2009 at 11:17 am

    Ten thousand!

  5. Dforceon 28 Apr 2009 at 1:46 pm


  6. B. Macon 28 Apr 2009 at 1:50 pm

    If a publisher thinks that we can convert even half of our serial lurkers into paying customers, getting published will be very easy. Now, I just need information to show that.

  7. Holliequon 28 Apr 2009 at 2:16 pm

    If people ask me what I regret in life, I will answer that I failed to tick the ‘punched a polar bear in the face’ option on a survey. Of course, I also regret being unable to do this in real life, but I don’t think the polar bear would be that pleased about it.

  8. B. Macon 28 Apr 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Haha, Holliequ. You haven’t lived until you’ve decked a polar bear. Pow!

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