An open invitation

Good morning,

Going into 2019 J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine (Incorporating the Reason Learning Foundation) will be celebrating nine years of serving the modern living Vampire/Vampyre culture and interaction with affiliated cultural bodies.

Maybe we haven’t been around as long as some, we’ve been around longer than others, and our goal is to present news, information, infotainment and educational resources from all over the modern culture. Perhaps we’re not the biggest but our Stats and Circulation figures, we think, speak for themselves.

If you follow our little E-Zine you will be aware that we have built solid working relationships, built on mutual respect, with Vampire communities in England, Italy and Germany… we have built a history of supporting and promoting national events in the United States with distinguished people and entities from the West Coast, to NOLA to the Gotham Halo. We have built these relationships so that everyone who comes to RVL, be you Vampyre or no, can feel connected to the “global Vampire nation”.

You can always subscribe to RVL, via email, by visiting our Home Page and clicking on the “Subscribe to Blog via Email” link. You can also keep in touch via Twitter at @RealVampireNews

As you may know our particular forte, if you will, is in the invitational Editorial Interviews that we are fortunate to be able to bring you. We have forged some wonderful and enduring contacts and friendships through this process, friendships that, really, are the food and fuel that enables us to keep going and keep doing what we love.

You may also have realised that the staff at RVL are actually real people, people with opinions, with feelings and with perceptions of their own. I will admit that I have taken to exercising my right to have an opinion at times, times when I mix a kind of magickal madness with some rather scathing commentary… this is something that is quite aside from RVL in so far as these “editorials” are quite personal and are of my own making and responsibility… there have been questions as to whether this is in fact proper for RVL to be hosting this material given the strictures contained in our Contributors and Submissions Guidelines, is it proper for me to have an opinion? Do I have the right, like everyone else, to state my opinion? To each question I submit the answer must be yes but at the same time there are two different hats on my rack in the office here, there’s the “Tim” hat and there’s the “Ed. in Chief” hat… all I can say is that I will always make it abundantly clear which hat I am wearing – fair enough?

Oh, yeah, did I forget to mention that the “Weekly Biatch” feature was inspired by my dear friend Lady Sylvere Ap Leanan of the VVC and her famous “Grumpy Vamps Guide to the GVC on WordPress? Thanks dear lady… ūüôā

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If you would like to have your events, promotions, charity efforts or any other group news featured at RVL please do not hesitate in contacting us…

If you have ideas for Editorial topics you would like to see researched, written and presented at RVL about positive, helpful and info-educational matters for the living Vampire culture please do not hesitate in contacting us… (we love good ideas…!)

If you have written something that you think would be useful, supportive and helpful for other Vamps to read please feel free to make the submission to RVL…
Our submission Guidelines are quite liberal and friendly, you can find them HERE, and we also offer a full range of pre-publication services including editorial corrections and support services – we want your idea to shine…!

We can be reached by –¬†
Leaving a message at our WordPress “About RVL” page ( the link is also provided below our banner )

Contacting the Editor in Chief (‘smee folks…!!!) via email to neorayne62@gmail.com

or

Asking one of our friendly staff (they don’t bite…well… much…) to get a message, with return contact details to “Da Boss(again, ‘smee folks)

 

In short, if I may, “Everybody has a story to tell.” Why not let us help you to tell it to as many people as possible?

Copyright RVL 2018

NB: Where used, quoted portions of other works are reproduced by permission, or under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, wherein allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

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The views and opinions presented in this article are the opinions of the author and/or contributors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of The Owner/s of RVL, their officers, assigns or agents. RVL and its officers do not personally, individually, or jointly necessarily recommend or condone any of the activities or practices represented.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer

 

J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine 1st Annual Report

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Compiled, Written, Edited and Presented by

Tim
Editor in Chief – J. Reason’s RVL E-Zine

Good morning,
It is a very exciting point in the history of J. Reason‚Äôs Real Vampire Life E-Zine, for the first time in the history of the publication we are in a position to release an Annual Report. In dealing with the period beginning July ‚Äď August of 2017 we have kept monthly records of statistics and circulation (Contained on a link tab at our home page) There is one month of data unavailable, being October ‚Äď November last year because your chief Editorial staff were swanning it up, and swilling cold beer, in Australia on vacation…!!! (Sorry ’bout that… NOT…!!!)

In looking at the records over the previous 13 recording periods we can see that the most popular times seem to be between September and January, although this year the March ‚Äď April month was especially busy as it has been this last month, July – August 2018..

One of our biggest milestones came on 7/26/18 when we passed the 250,000 visits mark at RVL.

Much of what happens at RVL, naturally, occurs around what we write and present and we are keenly aware of three things at all times, 1. Keep it real, 2. Keep it relevant and 3. Have some fun along the way.

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In putting a good mix of these things together we believe that we create, and reinforce, a culture that creates interest among readers. Having a ‚Äúlittle fun‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúa little light insanity‚ÄĚ along the way keeps the audience from feeling they are trapped in a world of negativity and in this way we hope to be able to engender greater interest in the modern culture and send out a message that not everything has to be nasty, bitchy, back-biting and squabbling when Vampires come together, be it on or off line.

We have, as many are aware, gone through some rather intensive changes over the last twelve months and we have welcomed new Staff Members to the E-Zine, our deepest gratitude and thanks must, firstly, go to –

Lady Ronin Costa (Editor, Staff Writer and Foreign Correspondent in Italy)
Gordon Smith (Editor and Researcher) of the CLAVIS Research Group.
Dave Wolff (Editor and Rock God) C.E.O. and Editor in Chief of the Auteroticasphyxium E-Zine.
Lady Suzanne Carré (Editor and Science Advisor)
Lady Kaia Liivamägi (Editorial and Medical Pathology Consultant)

And, Lady Sylvere Ap Leanan (Assoc. Editor and Modern Living Vampire Community Consultant)

With these fabulous people on board we can continue to provide high quality reading and infotainment for our audience, an important… nay vital, part of any publication.

For myself, and speaking on behalf of J.Reason, we must also acknowledge the tireless, unending efforts, work, patience and research that goes on every single day of the week and which is under the watchful eye of Lady Marmoon Bey. Without her extraordinary work we would not be able to present that publication, nor have the Facebook portal site, that we enjoy.

Without reservation we express our deepest gratitude to all those whom have participated in editorials and interviews over the past year. It is, we believe, an excellent opportunity for people to connect, in a fashion, with many of the fascinating and intriguing people that are part of our Modern living Vampire Culture.

Of course, a huge thanks MUST go out to everyone who reads, follows and supports RVL around the world. Without those people we would have little purpose, direction or incentive.

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Planned developments.

This is an area that has been under discussion over the last three months. We are working in with both WordPress and with our server host to determine the best way to increase our level of control, flexibility and versatility WITHOUT monetizing (yup, we ain’t in it for th’ money friends) the E-Zine and thereby having annoying ads permitted there.

Our main areas of expansion this last year has been in the arena of Historical information and presentation. With these things contained in our Vampire ‚Äď History, Mythology and Folklore department we are always seeking to update, improve and expand on the information for all those interested in the Vampire Mythos as well as the real living Vampire life.

We are always considering new projects that will enhance the range and type of information available to our readers and, in that vein, we will be incorporating a new series of interviews that will focus on consultations of specific points of discussion to supplement our ‚Äėgeneral biographical‚Äô interviews.

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J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine annual figures 2017 Р2018

Site Visits Period¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Total Visits¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Avg. /Day¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Twitter F’lwers¬† ¬† ¬†Countries

July РAug 2017                     2891              103.25                 1102                    96

Aug РSep 2017                     3413              121.89                 1111                    106

Sep РOct 2017                      4048              144.57                 1141                    110

Oct РNov 2017                     absent            absent                absent                absent

Nov РDec 2017                     3850               137.5                  1184                    119

Dec 2017 РJan 2018            3854               137.64                 1205                   123

Jan РFeb 2018                     3214               114.79                  1232                   124

Feb РMar 2018                     3272               116.86                 1267                    127

Mar РApr 2018                     4566                163.07                1279                    131

Apr РMay 2018                    3196                 114.14                1309                    132

May РJun 2018                    2835                 101.25                1333                    136

Jun РJul 2018                      3175                 113.39                 1361                    141

Jul РAug 2018                     4369                 156.04                 1352                    143

 

The top 5 editorials/interviews over the last year by number of views to the end of 8/25/18 were;

Title                                                                                     Views

Vampire Deities                                                                                                     3,989

Blood Substitutes Or ‚ÄúHow to be a Healthy Happy Vampyre‚Ä̬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†1,123

A VAMPIRE’S GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS ~ Steven P. Unger                               949

Dr. Death and a Vampyre Beauty                                                                             565

A new ‚Äúworld‚ÄĚ order ‚Äď reprised¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†547

 

The top 5 Countries, by visitors, as at 8/25/18 were;

% of visits          Visits by location

1                              United States                    67.72%                  14,810

 

2                             United Kingdom                 4.55%                      996

 

3                              Germany                            3.47%                     758

 

4                              Canada                               2.96%                    648

 

5                              Australia                              2.28%                   499

 

Our top ten referrers by links, for the year to 8/25/18, were;

Search engine source                     # referrals

Facebook                                            3,769

WordPress Android App                        660

Twitter                                                    246

sanguinarius.org                                    103

theb9.com                                              103

nexus-noctis.net                                      72

vampirefragments.com                           58

feedspot.com                                          56

blog.feedspot.com                                  43

t.umblr.com                                             40

 

The top ten search terms used to reach RVL, as at 8/25/18, were;

amazon                                                              22

vampire gods                                                     11

https://realvampirenews.com/                            10

vespertine ball                                                     7

vampire god names                                            6

real vampire dentures                                         4

deities of vampirism                                            4

vampire language                                               4

vampire symbols                                                4

unity ankh mavenlore                                        4

Common vampire bat

In conclusion:
As can be seen, over the previous year, 2017 Р2018, we have experienced a real growth of 23.034% in total site visits compared over the twelve record periods.

The number of people following RVL on Twitter has increased by 22.686% and our Global reach has increased by 48.958%.

Amidst this we have always done our utmost to bring quality, accuracy and, above all, independent information, free of any group, organisation, House, Court or other such affiliations or influence to our audience. Indeed, there have been times when our people have been, or are, holders of memberships to other organisations but that is something which, like your coat at a fancy restaurant, is left at the door on the way in.

Copyright RVL, 2018

NB: Where used, quoted portions of other works are reproduced by permission, or under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, wherein allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

This article may be linked to but may not be copied or reproduced, nor redistributed in any manner, including electronic without the express permission of the copyright owners.

The views and opinions presented in this article are the opinions of the author and/or contributors and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of The Owner/s of RVL, their officers, assigns or agents. RVL and its officers do not personally, individually, or jointly necessarily recommend or condone any of the activities or practices represented.

For further information please see the RVL Website Disclaimer

 

Welcoming a new Staff Member

Presented by
Tim

Good evening,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that following an invitation to join our staff Lady¬†Kaia Liivam√§gi has honoured us by accepting…

Lady Kaia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical science and is currently working in a Hematology Laboratory. In addition to this she has worked in the fields of Clinical Chemistry and Human Metabolism and Diseases laboratories. She is a teacher in her fields and works in the collection and analysis of medical samples.

Lady Kaia also owns and runs a website devoted to library resources for the Vampire/Therian/Otherkin and Witchcraft communities it fulfils, for her, a desire to, ‚Äúmix my medical profession with spiritual/energy worker knowledge and bind them together in my journey of learning new things.‚ÄĚ

She writes;
‚ÄúWe always seek knowledge, about us & the world around us and especially why we are what we are… We are curious creatures. For us knowledge is power. Without it we feel lost in this world.‚ÄĚ

We, at RVL, are certain that her qualifications and commitment to the modern Vampire culture will be a blessing to RVL’s operations.

Copyright RVL & Lady Kaia 2018

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This article may be linked to but may not be copied or reproduced, nor redistributed in any manner, including electronic without the express permission of the copyright owners.

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