At first, I didn't have a job and was living with my parents so I had a lot of time to do 20-page chapters and upload them every month, one page a day. I would always warn my readers in the News section about upcoming chapters, and I still do. Later on, I went on hiatus, then came back, redesigned the site layout and today it looks amazing. At least for me. I was very proud of myself. Hm... today my mom was complaining about how I don't have pride in my work... anyways, that doesn't matter.
Eventually I found a job so I had less time to work on the comic so I wasn't able to do 20-page chapters every month. I would only upload whenever the chapters were ready, and of course, always warn the readers when to expect them.
Today the situation is still the same. Still living in the parent's apartment, sharing a room with my brother, going to work, working on comic, chillin' with girlfriend, uploading 20-page chapters when they're ready and going to comic/anime/manga conventions to sell fan art prints with a corner of my table dedicate to the comic.
Ah yes, I also have my comic printed out into volume which I sell at cons. Usually they sell every two or three cons I go to and when I do sell them it's like, only one copy of Vol 1 and 2 that sell.
In terms of uploading my pages, like I said I do one page a day, 20-ish pages (per chapter) per month. There might've been a few times where I'd batch upload just for the hell of it but I didn't have Analytics at the time so I never found out what it was doing to my readership. My last few chapters have been uploaded a page a day, but I've always had a little tiny thought in my head wondering if that would be annoying for my readers because it might confuse them. It's not like I've ever told them that's how I upload chapters. I don't feel like I should tell them anything either so I don't restrict myself to just that, but I'm thinking about batch uploading and how it might be better that way. I'll be doing one next month and keeping an eye out for the Analytics.
Yeahduff wrote:If you're not creating pages to stand alone, you shouldn't be publishing them that way.
If I wasn't dedicating my whole signature space to just my comic, I'd put this quote there.
I do plan to make money off my comic to support myself, specially since I just found a room I can rent, so increasing readership is important to me. Unfortunately, my comic isn't a gag a day (sometimes it doesn't even have a gag!) and my readership has been sort of sporadic over the years, but mostly around the 3 to 4 visits a day. However, it is my vision to see this comic's story to its climax and boy do I have a bunch of ideas in mind. I get chills when I think about them. But just because I think my ideas are great, doesn't mean the rest of the internet or the world (yes, sometimes they're not exactly as one) also think so. But it's what I want to do, it's what makes me happy and fulfilled as a person and what keeps me bound to my childhood dreams. I'll have a hard time forgiving myself if I ever forget about my dreams. I just wish my parents would understand that.