The title says it all.
I'm a big statistic nerd, and I check every facet of Google Analytics that I can reasonably comprehend, and on a fairly regular basis. Over the past year or so, I've noticed that a lot more folks have decided to visit this site on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, rather than a weekly basis. This is partly due to the page-a-week release schedule which hinders consistent returns to a degree, but I think it's mostly due to the long-form nature of the story in Tails, which lends itself to binge reading. For those who have been reading since the very beginning back in 2009, you can surely attest to all the changes that have occurred over the years. Some gradual, like the steady growth of the characters. And some more drastic, like the genre mashing and flying cats. I had to make a very hard decision back in 2010 from a twice-a-week release to a page-a-week release, which I knew would hurt me a bit. Let's face it, when you're not visiting a site on a regular basis you tend to forget about said site. (Not to mention the decline of Google Reader.)
So, leave a comment and let me know that you're still a regular reader, and if you're so inclined, let me know how often you visit.
This information will be VERY helpful moving forward. When Tails was averaging closer to 5000 to 7000 pageviews a day, I ran into bandwidth issues with the hosting service on my shared server, and upgraded to a dedicated virtual server, which runs $500 a year. It's not a fortune, but it's also not chump change. The pageviews have dipped, so I'll most likely be switching back to a shared server within the coming months (with adequate bandwidth, of course). I'd like to know how many readers this will affect.
Thanks in advance, everyone.
Hey, folks! So, I've been telling you about a kids' comic I've been developing with my friend, Tod Emko, right? It's called A Piggy's Tale: The Adventures of a 3-legged Super-Pup! And yeah, it's as awesome as it sounds. Anyhoo, the KickStarter has officially launched today, so now's your chance to contribute. The KickStarter is for 2 Full-Color issues, and lots of other goodies are being rewarded. Click here to visit the page!
Heya, folks! Long time no chat. I've been super busy this past Fall season. First off, I've finished all of Tails, every last page. The ending is done and tucked away on my storage shelf. Second, I've completed the first 60 pages of my WW2 graphic novel, which I'm planning to take to a publisher soon. The story is about 2 abandoned Chinese soldiers during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War in 1937. Third, I've also wrapped up the first issue of an animal-themed super hero comic (which also happens to be kid friendly!) named A Piggy's Tale: The Adventures of a 3-legged Super-Pup. Why would a puppy be named Piggy, you ask? Well, you'll have to read it to find out. The comic is written by my friend, Tod Emko, with me on illustrations. We're launching the KickStarter this month to complete 2 full color issues. Check out the website here, and please visit the Facebook page to give us a LIKE =)