weird thing i’ve noticed re: posting fic online is that sequels/series have like, a half life.
no, hear me out on this
i’ve written like idk 4-5 series/sequels for multiple fandoms and in pretty much each one, the first fic will get x kudos, the second will get x/2, the third will get x/4 or x/3. which is a pretty interesting phenomenon, and idk if it’s just limited to me? or if it’s just an ao3 thing?
because if it’s not — then that proves some stuff about readership patterns, though i’m not quite sure what. Probably something about the attention threshold or barrier to entry going to read a sequel has (ie, either you’re already invested or the tags/summary are interesting enough that you’ll click into the series). something about that, i guess. i wonder if this holds up with like, actual published writing too — i suspect it does.
kinda neat though!