A handful of people have been doing this AO3 stats meme, and I thought I'd attempt it myself, in celebration of the fact that the fifty-two works on my AO3 account
have just reached 100,000 collective hits!
I'm sort of awed by that figure. Obviously the actual number of readers
will be considerably lower: some people will have read a few different fics, some might have read the same fic a couple of times, the hits on my few chaptered fics will mostly be people coming back to see new chapters. But I was writing and posting fanfiction for well over a decade before I started posting to AO3 in 2013, so, when I think about it, the number of people who've read something I've written probably is
in six figures.
That's slightly terrifying. I didn't realise, until AO3 and its hit counters, that the potential audience for fanfiction was so big
If I could see a glow around everyone who'd read my fanfiction, how often would I pass glowing people in the street?
ANYWAY. STATISTICS.( My top fives on AO3! )
fic, by all three metrics, is my most recent: a little thing like the end of the world
(Final Fantasy VI
, Celes/Sabin), with a whopping seven hits and one kudos. (I was SO EXCITED when I got the kudos, four days after I posted it.) It's for a rarepair in a twenty-three-year-old videogame, so, to be honest, this isn't a huge surprise.
(I considered listing out the bottom five for hits, kudos and bookmarks, but it made me too sad! Unsurprisingly, most of them are for fandoms that are no longer active, or are crossovers between fandoms that don't have a lot of audience overlap.)