Yeah, Fr. Z. Some of us get 1000 downloads — divided by twenty chapters! Or only after a year of downloads. Or….
Sure, I know I’m not as popular a blogger as Fr. Z, so I don’t have the bleedthrough. I’m not as topical a podcaster, either, and I’m not doing original work. Also, he probably is doing more important and time-consuming Stuff at his day job than I do at mine. But man, a lot of us would like to have his problems! 🙂
UPDATE: I don’t do too badly. But I really do rely on the Long Tail. For the first month or so of a podcast, only those of you who are regular listeners here or on the feed, or regularly search for audiobooks on archive.org, are likely to download a piece. This is anywhere from 10-60 people. Afterwards, I get people new to my podcast who are going through the archives, people searching around on the Internet, and people over at archive.org, and the number gradually increases. Still, 60-200 downloads is about as high as the medium popular stuff goes, even after a year. Really popular stuff, with lots of parts to download? That’s when we get to 1000+ territory.
So I don’t know how other podcasts run. But I think Fr. Z’s probably doing pretty well. 🙂
I’ve been meaning to do this one since the beginning of the podcast, but I was kinda afraid this one would turn people off. I mean, a Western? That’s best known as the story of an opera? A crazy spaghetti Western of an opera at that?
But now, I no longer care. Trust me! Embrace the Belasco! It’s fun stuff.
The Lani People concludes in old school sf style — with a twist! (Also, many of the things I was concerned about were addressed in the final chapter.) It’s been an interesting ride, and I’m sorry this author didn’t write other novels for us. Thank goodness for the public domain.