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I wonder if this has ever happened to anyone of you and what to make of it...

Every couple of months or so I have a 'guest' on AO3 who is randomly giving kudos to a bunch of my stories. I don't know if it's always the same guest or if there are really peeps who start reading stories and then continue reading a bunch of them (not even always in order) ... or what? I have a pretty steady flow of kudos given by users and guest once i post something, but this 'guest' phenomenon seems to happen every couple of months, like out of the blue, and then I get kudos to four to six stories or something in one go from 'guest'.

I'm kinda scratching my head over it... not that I mind or anything, just wondering. Or does AO3 'collect' the kudos notes and then sent them out all at once at some time?

Anyway... thank you, guest, whoever you are :)

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!

Date: 2016-01-10 03:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Yeah, this happens to me too. I think periodically something will get rec'd somewhere, maybe on Tumblr, and then the person goes on and reads a bunch more of my stuff.

Also some people have a feed for new stories posted about some pairings. So recently when I uploaded a bunch of comment fic, I had written a couple of short stories in fandoms I rarely write in, and they got noticed, and then people went on and looked for my other work in that fandom.

Also people search AO3 for tags only, independent from fandoms. So if you've tagged your story with something people are looking for, like kid fic or arranged marriage, that can bring in new readers who then either go on and read more of your stuff or tell their friends or both.

Fanfic is getting new readers from so many places now, as it becomes more and more mainstream, that all kinds of people are reading at AO3 now.

That's my two cents anyway.

Date: 2016-01-10 05:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Wow -- that does seem odd. You would think they would read the whole thing and kudo the last chapter.

But maybe they are putting kudos on the parts they like the best, or something.

Date: 2016-01-12 03:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marzipan77
I get this happening, too. For example, I just got "guest" kudos on seven different stories - from three different fandoms! I am grateful for any reader and any feedback, but it is interesting when all of a sudden these pop up.


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