box sales, community, fanbase, metrics, MMO, numbers, playerbase, size, sub numbers
Blaugust has shown me a lot of things, all of which I will ruminate upon at the close of the marathon along with, likely, every other person partaking. The most immediate thing that is springing to mind right now is that little graph thing right there.
That is my views and visitors day-to-day, snapshotted from this morning. I passively peer around in there from time to time just because I’m easily amused by the fact that I have a couple of clicks from people in the Philippines and Estonia. But I have noticed a rather obvious downward slope in my viewership. I attribute it to the fact that this Blaugust thing is perhaps beginning to erode on some people.
Does that make me a terrible writer or blogger though? Why do metrics matter? And, for that matter, why do we care so damned much about metrics in MMO’s?