When I put it in quotation marks I don't mean to sound passive aggressive or rude or anything, I just don't know if popular is the right term I'm looking for lol. Moving on! I was just wondering, what makes a popular author, popular? Is it their subscriber count or is it their comment count? I know some authors have 1000+ subs but their comment count isn't as high in terms of the sub/comment ratio while there are other fics with wayyy less subscribers but their comment count is through the roof. Or is popularity to do with who they talk to wall to wall? Or is it nothing to do with your stories but just your general voice on this site? So, participation in discussions or owning graphic shops or commenting on blogs?