Friday, October 11, 2013

Record Breaker Day.

Aww yeah. Traffic's picked up a lot on The 503 lately, and this is the day when it broke the previous record for yearly hits.

The 503 is a pretty unique comic, traffic-wise. It's not a gag-a-day comic, and even compared to something like Questionable Content or Something*Positive, it's very story-driven. As a result, you can't really read just one, so a lot of my readers wait for a while and then read a bunch all at once. I see this when an unreasonably large amount of my traffic comes from people Googling the comic to find it again, because they didn't bookmark it the first time.

The comic had a really strong summer, and although traffic's slowed a bit since then, it hasn't slowed much. September was one of the strongest months on record, and October's lining up to be the same, even though typically these are the weakest months.

It may be the case that the comic is finally - finally - starting to break through. I certainly hope so. I'm not doing it for fame or anything, but I certainly wouldn't turn it down.


  1. I've read a few dozen strips last weekend. Hoping to find time to read more soon, because your comic is lots of fun :D

  2. Glad you're enjoying it! I can't wait 'til you catch up to the present day, because "Saffron" is pretty important in the current chapter.

  3. Congrats, that's cool news. And yeah, I think your observation about readers reading a bunch at once is true. At least, that's what I do. Just find it easier to keep up with the story checking in periodically, as opposed to every day.