#600 – Milestones


Hard to believe I’ve been doing this for almost two years now. I don’t know why we seem programmed to like big, round numbers, but we do, and I’m glad there are so many of you along for the ride now.

I’m thinking of making a few changes, though. First, I’m not going to be calling it “Sketch a Day” anymore. For a good chunk of the last three or four hundred days, it’s really been just a comic each day, not a sketch. So you’ll notice a different title for this particular entry.

Second, I’m going to try to be more consistent with update times. Maybe I’ll set up an automatic update to go up a midnight each day. Consistent updates (and maybe even working ahead) will make this a very different project, going forward.

Finally, I think I’ll mostly stick to just sketches on the weekends. Traffic is lightest those days anyway, and it’ll give me time to get comics made more consistently.

So yeah, here we go for another six hundred, I guess.

The Sketch a Day Project

So, the 365th day of the Sketch a Day was a pretty freakin’ huge success, if I do say so myself.

My usual page views per day range from somewhere around 20-30. Fifty, on a good day.

But for Sketch 365? I pulled in 448 page views, more than double my previous best day back in April (220 page views that day).

So yeah, I was pretty chuffed about that. Felt good, felt kinda humbling, too, though, ’cause I usually worry that my stuff is pretty half-assed and I constantly second guess myself. To have so many people come and take a look at my stuff and express their enjoyment of it is rather lovely, I think.

The Sketch a Day isn’t going away. I’m enjoying it, and it feels like I’m finally finding a pretty good audience. And honestly, if even a handful of the new visitors stick around, it’ll be nice.