This year I thought I'd employ a bit of science to my Blogging of Fringe - I was worried the site had turned into all Fringe Crush, all the time, and completely about local acts instead of National and International. I was mostly right.
Here are some handy graphs to point out why we suck:
Here we see Text only posts at 10%
VoiceMail Reviews and audio at 13%
Any non-Fringe Crush videos at 37%
Fringe Crush takes it home with 41%
My second criticism is that we favored local, and the numbers don't lie:
National Acts 13%
On the Fringe 38%
Local Artists 43%
This scale is even graded on a curve, because I counted Bric-a-Brac as national because they're from Austin, but they all used to live here, and they were produced by Beth. And the only things in the "On the Fringe" category were folks who were not in shows, but many of them have been in the past.
That means we had a distribution like this:
I guess 19% isn't bad for Long Tail content. I'd like to do better. It's a mission of mine to keep that number above 20% all the time, so I guess we did pretty well this time.
Also, I was very proud of us when I found out Beth would be presenting a Fringe Crush award for the show with the most crushes. Denna counted up the results, and by no surprise, VarieTease won! I think that's a challenge to the cast of Oral to do some more campaigning for next year.
One last statistic, of the 32 shows I saw, 55% of them were not local.
Again, we're counting Bric-A-Brac and Parlour Games as National, because they are... sortof.
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