So… I was completely wrong about the holidays being a low traffic time. I mean, for most comics it’s true. Of course, about half of the ones I read took a week off for the holidays or more. They took the time off because typically it’s a low traffic time, so who cares right? Apparently a few people do because they all came here to read my work it would seem.
I took advantage of the prices on my ad service bottoming out to get ads up all over the place. (Ads that made at least one person really mad, but that’s a whole other story. X3) It worked pretty well. For very little money I had my highest traffic day ever on the night of the eclipse. The downside of that is that since hardly anybody else with comics were advertising here I feel like my space was kind of wasted. It would have been a real opportunity for someone looking to get some cheap exposure. Not that I have a problem with ads for manga and anime. In fact I think I’ve downloaded more things because of the ads on my site than anyone else… I also still want a kitty ear hat. (I am such a sucker for advertising. T^T)
Anyway, I think I’m going to take advantage of all the “slow times” that webcomic people complain about in the same way from now on. This first experiment was pretty successful. People who like my comic seem to be the ones who get stuck at home when things are happening. Which makes sense because it’s the same thing that happened to me.