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Kathryn Thomas in leather?

Posted by Jason O on Aug 5, 2010 in Just stuff

I was reviewing some of the stats as to who visits the blog, etc, and came across some interesting stuff. Google leads people to me on the strangest of leads: 2 people found the blog after googling “Kathryn Thomas in leather”, 3 with “Jessica Fletcher serial killer” but my favourite was the 3 people who found my blog with the phrase “What is the gayest chocolate bar?” I take responsibility for the latter 2, but Kathryn Thomas in leather?

The other interesting thing (well, it was for me) was about the fictional stuff I have posted to the blog. I write the odd short story, mostly for my own enjoyment, and a novella about a maverick FF candidate called “Elected” of which I put up the first chapter. When I put it up, I asked people for feedback on it,¬† and have received mostly positive remarks about it. What I didn’t realise was that over 400 people had downloaded it, so here’s my question: Would people read it if I posted the whole story as a serial, with an episode every week? It needs to be updated (it was written during the Tiger years, and it shows) and rewritten in parts (one character mysteriously reappears from the dead. A zombie in FF! Boom boom.) but what I’m most concerned about is this just being a bit of self indulgence on my part, and the posting that everyone will skip over every week, murmuring about “not another failed f**king writer!”¬†Thoughts?

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