Anything you dream is fiction,
and anything you accomplish is science,
the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
- Ray Bradbury
July 20th, 2006

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Free Name A Star has registered over 225 stars in its first two months. Ten stars have paid extras. I’ve made about $60 off the sales and another $30 off ads. Traffic is doubling every two weeks. By November I should be a millionaire. Shortly after that, if the progression holds out, I will own the whole wide world. By way of comparison, Name A Galaxy has only registered 1200 galaxies in four years.

The MLB stat sites such as Mets Magic Number are getting about 250 page hits a day and are making a dollar or so a day. The traffic is doubling every month. It will be several years before I can buy the whole world from the profits off these sites. Ebay ads for baseball tickets do very well on these sites, though – who knew?

RockFind, my lyrics site, has jumped from 200 unique users a day to 500 in just the last week. I have no idea why. I am getting $3 a day there from affiliate ads.

ScienceFictional is getting hits, although mostly from search engines. I should have pretended to offer pro rates for the stories that I’ll never buy, but I thought that was pretentious for a new zine. I’m trying to write a new flash story a day to publish under a pseudonym, but I am averaging a story every 18 hours. Soon, real authors may write some free flash in support of my evil plan. Eventually, thousands of struggling SF writers will contribute to my grand scheme to own the whole wide world. (Evil laughter fades off stage left.)

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