I don't get many views, is it because my writing is bad?

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Critiques' started by Shadowmoo, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Shadowmoo

    Shadowmoo New Member

    Userpage of m0nkeysensei -- Fur Affinity [dot] net

    Chapter 1: www.furaffinity.net: When the past catches up to you. Chapter 1(rough) by m0nkeysensei

    So far I have 7 chapters but only 35 views on chapter 1.

    The general premise is a mouse is committed to an insane asylum for unspecified crimes and the turmoils of mental illness. Eventually possibly leading to redemption and insight or darker places.
    I draw heavily from my own experiences with mental illness and my mental world.

    Themes of violence, mental illness, and a bit of medical and chemical restraints.
     
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  2. reptile logic

    reptile logic An imposter among aliens.

    You're not alone. Most folks are there, and on related sites, for the pictures.

    I tend to get a short flurry of views right after I put a picture up; to help sell my current book. I'm sure that most of those viewers don't look past the picture, but maybe they will notice the book somewhere else and then take another look.
     
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  3. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru No "Awooo'ing" allowed

    Writing in general is more of a niche interest. A lot of people simply aren't interested in reading when they can instead look at art.

    Though we do also have a lot of people who love reading out there.
     
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  4. Jarren

    Jarren What doesn't kill me makes me stranger.

    Pretty pictures attract more attention than perfect prose. Not a lot of people are here for the writing and those that are normally go for people they are already familiar with or for niche/fetish material and general smut.

    More eye catching thumbnails can help as can networking with others to try and promote yourself, but just flinging a story at the site and hoping for the best will probably only get you ~30 views and maybe a comment or fave.
     
  5. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Vulpine Photographer

    Interestingly, I wrote a kink story a few nights ago, and it's already gotten 48 views and three favorites. Maybe it also has to do with content, as well.
     
  6. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Vulpine Photographer

    But, yeah. I feel your pain. Writing is the only "art" I'm good at, besides photography...
     
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  7. Andromedahl

    Andromedahl Unlicensed UFO Pilot

    This. Kinks and fetishes get attention.
     
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  8. Royn

    Royn Otterest Sergal evah!

    Sadly, the above statements are completely true. Child minded Humans want pretty and cool looking pictures to relieve the pressure on their tiny brains caused by having to actually process the written word....
     
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