So for fun I decided to go back to a portion of my old comic ptGG that correlates closely to the part of the buffer I'm making right now.
In 2010 I had the following update pattern at some point:
so in sep: 7 updates, october: 3 updates, november: 5 updates.
The current Tobi arc in April (a relatively slow month as I didn't do any drastic update boosts):
That's 13 pages in a "slow" month. An added point of interest is that my old webcomic literally had no buffer at all. (I tried to create one later on but it barely held up over summer & ran out)
In contrast, Hero Oh Hero currently has a buffer standing 200 pages strong. (at a 3-update a week rate that's well over a year..)
Nothing particularly important, but I decided to kinda put these numbers together while referencing old comic pages for some information & seeing just how much the new style/methods I apply for the new comic help me in page creation.
There's really no contest speed-wise.
I added a handful of new smileys to the forums, as good a reason to post as any.
It's my birthday~
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Also it's a new month, so votes suddenly have a lot more impact.
A Path To Greater Good spoiler thread.
I think I'm deleting a post with explicit references to aptGG every week now, so I came up with an idea that'll allow for a discussion some of you clearly want to have:
There's now a forum thread explicitly dedicated to aptGG discussion/spoilers for people to post their questions, observations etc.
New forum smileys
As Noah's chapter is nearing its end I decided to add the final batch of Noah-related smileys to the forum for this chapter.
There's 4 new ones! Check em out.
Also: I added a forum games thread + a brand new "Ask Herman" thread, some of my old old readers might remember this gem from years ago.
What do you like most about HoH?
If you're reading my comic I assume you must find it enjoyable or interesting on some level!
I'd actually be curious to know if there's any particular elements that draw any of you in/keep you reading.
Kind regards & for those who missed it: 5 updates again next week.
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. ^^