Next voting challenge
Just got my buffer past 150 a second time.
Next voting challenge for a 5-update week: Reaching rank #70 on top web comics.
It might be a bit trickier to do than rank #100 was, then again.. It took you guys like 2-3 days to go from 240 or so to 100?
Like last time, once we reach rank 70; the very first week after the goal is reached = 5 updates like this week.
I hope you enjoyed this week so far btw. :)
I think I can actually see the daily unique hit count go up as a result of the voting. That's cool, I didn't realise it'd have a clearly notable effect.
(assuming it's slightly higher due to the increased vote rank rather than something else.)
Additionally, buffer's at 152 pages now! What I'll probably do after next week's 5 updates is issue similar voting challenges any time I reach over 150.
I'm sure this won't be every week, especially as I'll have to sink quite some time in school assignments next week for example.
But I definitely expect to do it more often, as I've been getting better and better at rapidly producing comic pages.
Thank ya all for voting & helping spread the word. It does genuinly help me stay productive/make pages to see that people care. ^^
Musing: buffer & 2015
There's a pretty good chance I'll have photoshop available again this thursday, which'll allow me to continue producing pages a bit faster than I had expected. (thankfully!)
If this is the case I might play around a bit with the possibility of sometimes slightly increasing the update rate.
Obviously I'm not gonna permanently increase the update rate, as that'd kill my buffer. But any time my buffer's sitting pretty (over 150 pages is what I'm thinking, but I'm feeling generous so I might try something before.)
what I'm thinking is possibly tying a week with more frequent updates to reaching a certain rank on top web comics. (e.g. breaking the top 100 before the end of January.)
How do you guys feel about this idea? Let me know. ^^
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone!
Good news: comic buffer is at 134 pages. Getting very close to my set goal of 150 (a year worth of updates at current update speed.)
I'm actually considering sometimes doing more frequent updates any time my buffer reaches over 150.
Not sure what I'd tie it to, maybe top webcomic ranking or something like that.
Some incentive to give my comic extra promotion is always nice. ^^
Random news update
My comic buffer is now over 121 pages big. :3c
A little while more and I'll have an entire year's worth of buffer pages.~
Forum smileys wave 3
For those interested: I just added wave 3 of forum smileys.
My avatar is a yak.
I don't remember why.
As some of you may know Hero Oh Hero is a reboot of my old comic A Path To Greater Good.
This means some plot elements & characters have been kept the same while others are changed *drastically*.
As we're reaching one of the first real points that's left relatively similar I'd like to stress:
Not everyone who reads HoH has read PtGG and knows what happened there & I won't assume they want to be spoiled.
For this reason I'll redact any comment that contains specific spoilers. (I'm posting this as I just had to redact 2 comments.)
1. I won't redact comments regarding "oh this hapened differently" or "hey I remember this character".
2. I won't disregard honest speculation as to what'll happen.
3. I *will* redact comments that allude to specific future events from the pre-reboot comic *regardless* of if they're kept in the reboot.
I mostly want to make sure pre-reboot readers don't spoil new readers in the comments. Apologies for deleting some commentary & I hope you understand.
Hero Oh Hero Patreon
As many older readers might know, I'm actually studying to be a biology teacher. Art has always been a hobby for me, though a hobby that's very essential to my general happiness and identity.
That being said, doing comics is quite a time consuming hobby. I enjoy it enough to make it worthwhile.
To show support or appreciation for my work I set up a patreon today (with some guidance from an artist friend) that'll give access to a few exclusive things to people who want to support my comic:
Any contributions are greatly appreciated, suggestions for possible rewards are appreciated as well as I'm not sure what my readers would like!
I'm back from vacation!