Coming soon to an internet near you.
That’s right, baby. We’re back. For a little while, at least.
We’ve reached our 10,000 view milestone. Champagne, anyone?
Hello readers! Well, we’re into our submission period for the third issue, our new editors are helping process the works for Issue #2, and things are going well. With the release of the second issue, we’ll also start accepting donations and selling on demand print copies of Issue #2. All proceeds, per the earlier notice, will go towards paying contributors for Issue #3 and into the future.
WordPress provided this breakdown of 2010 for us, and I thought you’d like an idea of how many people view and explore the website:
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 27 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 44 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb.
The busiest day of the year was April 3rd with 329 views. The most popular post that day was Submission Guide.
The top referring sites in 2010 were newpages.com, andromeda.rutgers.edu, mail.yahoo.com, groups.yahoo.com, and facebook.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for two bit magazine, two-bit magazine, bit magazine, telling tails tim o’brien, and two bit journal.
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Submission Guide September 2009
Two-Bit Magazine — Issue #1 March 2010
About Two-Bit February 2009
Two-Bit Editors September 2009
Open for Submissions April 2010
Two-Bit Magazine is now accepting submissions for Issue #3 until February 28. We look forward to seeing all of your work! Please visit our Submission Guidelines for more information.
Issue #2 will be forthcoming.
Hello all, and sorry for the long delay since our last post. We have a number of announcements:
Lora Rivera’s story from Issue 1, “Silhouettes and Shadows,” has been nominated for a Best of Web 2010 Award. We’re looking forward to hearing back about that! Congratulations, Lora, on the nomination.
We have a qualified “We” now! For a long time the Two-Bit Editors page has had “coming soon” spots. I’m pleased to announce that Charles Boucher, a graduate of Chester College of New England, and Brandon Courtney, a graduate of Drake University currently pursuing his MFA at Hollins University, will be joining the staff. This should make us able to decrease the time it takes to turn around submissions.
Issue 2 should be released in the coming two weeks. We ran into some delays, but are getting back on track. The magazine will open to submissions again on December 1.
We are working to get our donation system up and running so that we can move ahead with our plan to begin paying contributors with Issue 3. More on that coming soon.
Thank you again for your patience. We still have a pretty reasonable flow of traffic to the site, and we’re going to try to bring back regular posting.
We just wanted to thank you again for your patience. We’ve sent out the first round of acceptances, and are working diligently to read through and respond to the remaining submissions. We’re looking to have responded to everyone by the end of next week–with that in mind, if you haven’t heard from us by August 15, feel free to send us an email to inquire about the status of your submission.
We here are Two-Bit Magazine are currently plowing our way through submissions. Many of you should start to hear back from us on decisions within the coming week.
Thank you for your continued patience and patronage.