Ever think your story isn't worth continuing? That no one will read it? Take a moment of your time to read this article I found from another site:
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As much as authors are encouraged these days to continue writing regardless of the state of their fanbase, it’s never easy when your comment section is a barren desert. One begins to wonder if people even like their fanon, let alone read it. Welllll, for anyone who’s not familiar with the site, Fanfiction.net has a handy tool called “Traffic Stats” that reveals the dark truth! …Okay it’s actually a pretty awesome truth, but this here’s just to show you guys how bad we have it with lurker readers, i.e. those who view your fanon and enjoy it without leaving a single trace of feedback.
With this in mind, I think it’s safe to say that 100% of fanons have readers. That’s right – ALL of them.
Just think about this, guys. There are more lurker readers out there than we can imagine. As much as we want to show the world actual evidence of fans, truth is the great majority just read leisurely in the background. But they’re there! Meaning YOUR fanon has readers. Period. Don’t ever quit because of lack of readers...because there really isn’t a lack at all. Try to lure the lurkers out, if anything, but don’t ever forget about them.
So my final message? Authors: stay confident; you always have fans! And to the lurkers: get off your butt already and leave feedback if you truly like the story! You have no idea how much damage you do by staying hidden.
Link to website with full article:
You'll have to add a comma after "Times" and a colon after "48" since they go away when I save my profile. Once you get there, scroll down quite a bit to find it ;)