The answer is...a little odd.
Take a look:
As with others who've been looking at this sort of thing recently, my statistics only go back to January of 2011. They go up and up from their, reaching a high point around third quarter of 2015 before dropping down again for a while.
Viewership raises again in late 2016, peaking pretty high at year's end. It's second highest height comes around January of 2018 and then...damn. What a drop. This is followed by a continual lull for nearly two years.
Things start to pick up again in 2020 and then...whoah. Look at that massive spike! That was only a month or so ago.
So...what the heck is going on with this blog?
It's rather simple actually. As Jeff Rients told me in the early days of Barking Alien, the more one posts, the more people will come to read them.
I go through periods of little to no blog activity and can't expect the world to check back constantly to hang on my every non-forthcoming word. At the same time, evidence shows that when I do speak, a lot of people are willing to give a listen. More accurately, when I write they are willing to read it.
Additional credit mist be given to social media sites like Facebook and especially Twitter. Traffic to my blog has increased significantly since I started linking my posts there.
What does this mean for the future of Barking Alien?
Who knows? I'm just going to keep doing what I do until I tire of doing it and with my 45th RPG Hobby Anniversary coming next year, that isn't going to be any time soon.