Today I began fiddling with the insights section of my Facebook page, and it has revealed some rather interesting facts. For example, of the 350 people who like my Facebook page, ninety percent of them are female, and a quarter are between the ages of thirteen and seventeen.
Although these are my primary target readers, I knew already that the majority of my readers would be older, simply because I know that young adult books are not just for teens. So many fandoms today are made up of older women. Those who fell in love with the likes of Harry Potter in their youth and have had their passion for good stories grow as new books feed their love of the written word. You just need to look at the Twilight phenomenon to see the perfect example; so many of the fans are teens, but just look at how many grown women profess their love for Bella and Edwards as well! Which leads to my next point, over half of the people who like my page are between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four, an additional ten percent between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four.
Now you may be wondering why I'm spouting all these numbers at you, expecting you to care? Well I'm posting this today, because of a post I'll be writing soon.
At first I was hesitant to write the post, even if it was in fun, wondering if it was appropriate for me to write in such a way when I know that teenage girls will be looking at the page. However, I've had some time to think about it and have realised that this is probably tamer than a lot of conversations they have in their cafeterias at school. I'm not going to be writing anything explicit, and even young girls cut the posters of guys out of their favourite magazines and pin them to their walls.
Some time this week I am going to be pointing out some very valid reasons why women everywhere should learn about rugby, simply so that I can share pictures of some delicious rugby players from around the world... even if the best ones are from New Zealand.