Compiled, Written, Edited and Presented by
Editor in Chief – J. Reason’s RVL E-Zine
It is a very exciting point in the history of J. Reason’s 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
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 “little fun” or “a little light insanity” 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.
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 – 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 ‘general biographical’ interviews.
J. Reason’s Real Vampire Life E-Zine annual figures 2017 – 2018
Site Visits Period Total Visits Avg. /Day Twitter F’lwers Countries
July – Aug 2017 2891 103.25 1102 96
Aug – Sep 2017 3413 121.89 1111 106
Sep – Oct 2017 4048 144.57 1141 110
Oct – Nov 2017 absent absent absent absent
Nov – Dec 2017 3850 137.5 1184 119
Dec 2017 – Jan 2018 3854 137.64 1205 123
Jan – Feb 2018 3214 114.79 1232 124
Feb – Mar 2018 3272 116.86 1267 127
Mar – Apr 2018 4566 163.07 1279 131
Apr – May 2018 3196 114.14 1309 132
May – Jun 2018 2835 101.25 1333 136
Jun – Jul 2018 3175 113.39 1361 141
Jul – Aug 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;
Vampire Deities 3,989
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
WordPress Android App 660
The top ten search terms used to reach RVL, as at 8/25/18, were;
vampire gods 11
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
As can be seen, over the previous year, 2017 – 2018, 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.
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