Not exactly an inspiring title to begin a post with, but it preambles to a good tale. I started the Journal on 4th July, 2013 and since then its popularity has soared. In fact, in four months it’s become one of the highest ranking websites dedicated to steampunk news and culture around.
The current positioning of the site on Alexa ranking is just under 800,000 globally and just under 28,000 in Great Britain. I’m not trying to put other sites down, they’re wonderful to read. In fact, I’ve linked to them so you can visit them as well.
Compare the Journal’s position with other magazines and you can see how it fares.*
Steampunk Journal – 800,000
Airship Ambassador – 5,000,000
Brass Goggles – 281,000
Steampunk News – No rank
Steampunk Workshop – 380,000
Strange Dreams – No data
Steampunk Tribune – 1,900,000
Steampunk Canada – 2,500,000
I still have a lot of work to do and this is where you can help. Do you have any steampunk news? Are you a Kickstart campaign? Do you make steampunk items? Are you involved in music, film or art and use steampunk as an inspiriation? Do you make clothes?
If you have any news for me that it steampunk related, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always keen to promote anyone within the culture.
*Please note; these figures are approximations and do change daily. They’re not exact figures and aren’t necessarily a reflection on how many visitors the sites have. Other factors can play a part such as SEO, original content and regularity of posts. Then there’s the fact that no-one really knows how Google works.