Monday, December 9, 2013

300,000 Page Views!

Wow, just wow. I can't believe I managed to keep a blog going to 300,000 page views! I feel like I might live to see one million. The fact that this still happened when as I take a break this month from blogging on The Update just blows my mind. The last time we reached such a milestone was when we surpassed 200,000 page views on 5/24/13.  Thanks to all of our contributors and fans who made this possible.

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) Preview: Before Watchmen by Sean Korsgaard.
4) Alternate History and Superheroes by Ben Ronning.
5) 2012 Sidewise Award Nominees Announced by Matt Mitrovich.
6) How to Write and Publish a Novel in Eight Easy Steps by Chris Nuttall.
7) Showcase: Images of 1984 - Stories from Oceania by Sean Korsgaard.
8) American Nation-States by Daniel Bensen.
9) Review: Samurai 7 by Sean Korsgaard.
10) Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 by Chris Nuttall.

I claim the top spot, but Sean manages to grab the most spots, with me and Chris tying for second. Alright lets move on to the state of our social networking presence:
  • We had 68 Google followers on 5/24/13, now we have 75 (Goal: 100 by 6/14, 75% complete).
  • We had 245 Facebook fans on 5/24/13, now we have 345 (Goal: 600 by 6/14, 57% complete).
  • We had 389 Twitter followers on 5/24/13, now we have 463 (Goal 600 by 6/14, 77% complete)
  • We had 14 Networked Blogs followers on 5/24/13, now we have 17 (Goal: 30 by 6/14, 56% complete).
  • We had 7 Reddit subscribers on 5/2413, now we have 12 (Goal: 25 by 6/14, 48% complete)
Thank you to all of our fans for sticking with us through our ups and downs, our promises and pitfalls...and any reinventions we might unveil in the near future. Please continue to follow us as I don't think I am going to leave The Update anytime soon.

I am proud to say the Update averages more than 15k views a month and we continue to grow.  Those interested in advertising with us should check out our Advertise page for more details. If our readers like one of our advertisements I highly recommend that you click on it and help support The Update.  Please check out our Amazon page as well to purchase a subscription (first 14 day free) for your Kindle (or Kindle app) or write a review (one of these days I will update the cover page with a new screenshot...holy crap still haven't done this since 250k views). All proceeds go to support The Update.

If you would like to contribute, I encourage you to contact me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com.  The Update would not have grown to become what it is today without the help of the contributors who routinely submit articles to be enjoyed by you, the reader.  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 got a couple more articles this month before I come back in force next year!

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. His new short story "Road Trip" can be found in Forbidden Future: A Time Travel Anthology. 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.


  1. Congrats! A great achievement, Matt.

  2. Congrats Matt! Hopefully I'll have some pieces to send you after exams are over.


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