Yesterday, which was American Thanksgiving, The Phoenix Desertsong website reached 100,000 all time views. A great many of those were amassed in the week since the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, over 10,000 of them, in fact. While the Pokemon Legends Arceus articles I released earlier in the year did well, I fully expected the Generation 9 articles to greatly surpass them. They even exceeded my expectations, and I’ve been scrambling to update the ones which are already live. I have at least two dozen more in the queue, and it’s great to know people are reading them!
For those of you who have discovered The Phoenix Desertsong through my Pokemon articles, thank you so much for your support! Your readership is the reason that these articles continue to be written, and believe it or not, I do not ever plan to monetize this website in any way, shape, or form. If you do want to support my work, simply keep coming back every day as I strive to post daily content. Of course, my website is not even predominantly about Pokemon. It’s actually where I post essays that I have either written in the past on other sites or just random things that I happen to think about and write down. The fact that everyone has gravitated to the Pokemon articles is greatly appreciated, but that’s not even the majority of content in this website.
While my primary focus was on Magic the Gathering and sports cards for many years, I have never received the type of support that I have from the Pokemon fandom. Apparently I should’ve been sharing my thoughts on Pokemon all along; but, I didn’t write them for the views, actually. My only goal with writing these Pokemon articles was to make the best use of all the time and energy I spend researching how to best use any particular Pokemon. So, I figured, why not share what I’ve learned with others, especially as finding all that information in one place was practically impossible?
I have flirted with the idea of turning my website into predominantly Pokemon oriented, but I’m not going to do that. I’m going to still write plenty of Pokemon content, of course, as why would I turn away what’s turned out to be perhaps at least half of the views I’ve ever amassed since this site was launched in September 2020? The only thing I ask is that you please like, comment, and share these posts, because while these articles do extremely well in search engines, I’d love to spread the reach as much as possible. That’s all I ask, especially as this content will forever be free.
It’s possible that I end up writing subscription only content, but it won’t be here; most likely it will be on a separate platform such as Patreon. But, then again, even that content will eventually appear here for free when it’s no longer relevant (i.e. a new Pokemon game comes out and becomes the hot topic.) So, I encourage you, my lovely readers, just give me the serotonin hits that come from comments, likes, and shares. That’s literally all I’m asking for; I’m well enough off through investments without the pennies I’d make from affiliate ads and the hassle of dealing with sponsors. (That is to say, I’d be flattered with sponsorship offers, but other content creators need the money far more than I do.)
If there’s a topic that you would like me to write about, Pokemon or otherwise, please email me at ameliathewriter at Gmail dot com. I had to remove the contact page, sadly, because I got far too much spam and it was wasting too much of my time on this earth. I’ve already survived cancer, severe food allergies, and multiple other health issues related to my cancer treatment, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. But, I’d absolutely love the feedback and suggestions, which frankly, I haven’t been getting any of at all lately. The only thing I know is that all of you eat up the Pokemon content and occassionally my essays, which I really just write as something to do in my spare time. It’s being read, and that’s all that matters, really, but any good vibes or constructive criticism is most welcome.
OK, back to raiding in Pokemon Violet, and figuring out which Pokemon I should over-analyze next.
Stay safe and take care!
Amelia Phoenix Desertsong