So I promised a wee extra today for everyone who RT’d and shared yesterday to help me get over 2000 views. Aren’t you all lucky you ended up with a crappy animation of me waving? 😛
I ended yesterday on 2,139 views, and had my busiest ever day, with 243 views! Considering I’ve been doing the blog for just a month, I’m gobsmacked at the amount of visitors…
When I decided to make a webcomic about my anxiety, I honestly had no idea anyone would read it – I really thought that my closest comic book pals would read it a few times, and that it would quickly run out of steam, but instead I’ve been encouraged to keep going, to keep with the regular 3-days-a-week posting, and to try and sharpen the art and keep it interesting.
Even more than that though, it’s given me an outlet for some of my problems and concerns without it feeling too self-centred – from the beginning, I’ve had LOADS of folk tell me that they’re feeling the same way, or have done, or have tried medication or whatever. It’s been a way of communicating with people and talking about things that we’ve never openly discussed before, and that’s fantastic.
I’ve got some interesting plans up my sleeve for the future, including the appearance of more (and hopefully better!) animations, as well as guest strips from folk I know, discussing their own experiences. I hope that all you new viewers out there will stay with me and spread the word!
One final thing: if you haven’t read the webcomic ‘Jonbot vs Martha’, then shame on you, and you should go there right now! There’s a link to the right. ‘Jonbot vs Martha’ has definitely been the biggest influence on me starting my own webcomic – Colin Bell who writes and Neil Slorance who draws have really shown us all how it’s done – regular posts, always on time, ever refining art and scripting, willing to take chances with style, moving from gag strips to storylines – it’s fantastic to watch it evolve and even though I know them both, I can say without a word of a lie that it’s my favourite webcomic. So don’t make me gush for no reason: go check it out!