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Some Poetry Fishbowl Statistics from 2009 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Some Poetry Fishbowl Statistics from 2009
I've been tallying up records from 2009.  These are some of the highlights...

Total Prompters: 52
Total Donors: 36
Number of Poems Written:  195
Number of Fishbowl Poems Sold Outside: 1
....."The Mummy Child" (October 14, 2008 Horror)
Highest Number of Prompters: 19 (10/13/09 Horror: Shapeshifters)
Highest Number of Comments: 68 (10/13/09 Horror: Shapeshifters)
Total Poems Sponsored: 69
Total Poems Posted:  111
Total Poems Published Outside: 15 (3 of them fishbowl reprints)

I was intrigued to notice that I sold about 9 times as many poems directly to my audience as I did to conventional editors.  Now part of that is because I slacked off my poetry submissions while working on the poetry collections; I usually sell a lot more poems in a year.  But there is still a big jump in how many poems you folks are sponsoring, which fills me with great delight, because you do a better job of keeping up with my output than the magazine field does.  It seems that crowdfunding is a comfortable fit for my poetry talent. 

Thank you all.  There is more poetry in the world because of you, and I hope you enjoy it.

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shadowsculptor From: shadowsculptor Date: January 9th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It sounds as though you're doing very well! May your successes continue. :)
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 12th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're welcome!

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was going to post more poetry this morning, but it looks like people are still actively voting in both the generally sponsored poetry poll and the fishbowl theme poll, so I'm going to let them run a while longer.
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