First up, let us look at the top posts of all time (the list on the left is only for the week):
1) One Way to Divide America: Ethnicity by Matt Mitrovich.
2) Review: "Red Inferno 1945" by Robert Conroy by Sebastian Breit.
3) 1814: How Washington Was Saved (Part 1) by William Weber
4) Preview: Before Watchmen by Sean Korsgaard.
5) Weekly Update #82 by Matt Mitrovich.
6) Alternate History and Superheroes by Ben Ronning.
7) 2012 Sidewise Award Nominees Announced by Matt Mitrovich.
8) How to Write and Publish a Novel in Eight Easy Steps by Chris Nuttall.
9) 10 Reasons Why Its Tough To Be An Alternate Historian by Matt Mitrovich.
10) 6 Common Mistakes Every American Revolution Alternate History Makes by Matt Mitrovich.
I am pleased to announce that not only did I get the top spot, I also got the most article in the top 10. Still can someone explain why Weekly Update #82 is so popular?
Next up, lets move on to the state of our social networking presence:
- We had 75 Google followers on 12/9/13, now we have 90 (Goal: 100 by 6/14, 90% complete).
- We had 345 Facebook fans on 12/9/13, now we have 396 (Goal: 600 by 6/14, 66% complete).
- We had 463 Twitter followers on 12/19/13, now we have 534 (Goal 600 by 6/14, 89% complete)
- We had 17 Networked Blogs followers on 12/19/13, now we have 21 (Goal: 30 by 6/14, 70% complete).
- We had 12 Reddit subscribers on 12/19/13, now we have 15 (Goal: 25 by 6/14, 60% complete)
I am proud to say the Update averages more than 20k views a month and we continue to grow. I would also like to welcome Muzzy Lane as our first advertiser. Go and check out their new game Making History: The Great War. Those interested in advertising with us should check out our Advertise page for more details. You can also support The Update by clicking through our Amazon banner at the top right corner when you go to purchase your next alternate history book, comic, game or whatever tickles your fancy. All proceeds go to fund Voices from Alternia: The Alternate History Podcast.
Of course I can't keep bringing you great alternate history content all by myself. I rely on the talented volunteer contributors and guest bloggers who regularly send me submissions. If you are interested I encourage you to contact me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com. All contributors will be given the opportunity to promote their current projects. Check out our Submissions page for details.
Thank you once again for being a fan of The Update. I hope you enjoy what I have in store for you guys in the future.
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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.