Because some folks have asked, I thought I’d mention the ranking button over there on the side of this page and why it could become important to this site.
When you click the button you are taken to the Top Web Comics site. This is a comics ranking site that many people use to find new web comics to read, or even as a base page to hit all their favorites. (If they don’t know how bookmarks work…) Anyway, the comics are ranked according to how many votes they get in a month, and the top 100 comics hit the site’s front page… which is really all most people ever look at anyway.
As of this writing, I am number 342, which puts me on page four and in relative obscurity. However, should I ever make it under 100, more people will start seeing us, hits will go up, ad revenue will rise, I will get invited to do podcasts and go to conventions, and I will finally be able to publish my books with Diamond Distributors, making the past three and a half years of doing this much less of a financial sink than it has been thus far. (I won’t say “worthwhile” because it’s already been that. I love doing this comic, and I especially love getting to chat with so many of you every day.)
For your part, voting with that little rank button takes between 10 and 15 seconds and is completely free… they don’t even collect any personal info beyond your IP to make sure folks don’t spam the votes. You can do it every day and it while it’s a tiny investment of time on your part, it makes a HUGE difference to me. So why not spread the love?