UPDATE: Thanks for all your help, everyone. I’m sorry you all were linked to a password-protected post. This won’t happen again.
Terrifying image courtesy of Virus-20.
On Tuesday, I tried a little experiment. I posted my latest review XDR, but I made it password-protected and hid it below the previous review, Melon Brains. I then gave the password to Patreon subscribers, which allowed them to read the review a day before anyone else.
This was the first time I’d ever done this, and I thought everything was fine. As the day went on, however, I noticed something. XDR received 34 views on Tuesday. I only have 10 Patreon subscribers. I didn’t advertise the review whatsoever, and while I’m sure a couple views could have been from random people scrolling through the site, that doesn’t account for most of them. Either these same subscribers were so enamored by the review that they read it two or three times. Or, more likely, those who are subscribed to the site via RSS feed/Wordpress still received a notification that Sega Does had posted something new.
This is only a guess. I have no clue what happened, and since nobody has asked me about it, I’m reaching out to you all. Did you stumble upon the XDR review through RSS feed or WordPress? Did you find it by just scrolling through the site? Any insight would be appreciated.