Mid-December here officially marks the two-year anniversary of this blog, and roughly the two-and-a-half year anniversary of this game. Our characters and the plot have certainly come a long way (remember Elysium? Yeah, that was a thing that used to happen in this city) but I can’t help but reflect on how this overall game writeup has evolved as well. From humble, rambling beginnings on Facebook, this has become an on-going epic spanning tens of thousands of words (and I don’t even want to think how many hours). All this writing has improved my overall writing skills, though that has yet to pay off since I still haven’t sold an original story of my own. So really, the only reason I do it is because somehow, somewhere, people out there read and enjoy it too.
And I’d like to know why. See, WordPress shows me a general hit-counter on my posts, but not much more detail than that. I can’t tell if it’s the same people coming over and over again, for instance (and sometimes it is; Jason admits to skimming over past entries to remind himself of plot threads to pick up on) or if it’s just people randomly clicking through. I also don’t know who you, the reader, actually are, and what things–if any–might be encouraging you to stick around.
To that end, I have created a short SurveyMonkey survey with some general questions I’m curious about, and which I hope will help paint a clearer image of who you are on the other side of the screen. If you take a couple minutes to fill it out I would really appreciate it!