So that was unexpected….
As some of you may know, Hourglass Comics Online is no more. It was getting really convoluted and confusing as how to proceed with my partnership in association with the main comic store. In the end, I decided what was easiest and what was best would be to re-brand and start over.
While I am still working in association with my local comic store, I am now a completely separate business entitled Timestream Comics. What this meant was a lot of extra work in changing over all my existing accounts and tackling all the legal paperwork. It also meant I was waylaid in terms of time management as this latest obstacle was completely unanticipated. The good news is for the most part I am back in business.
My main priority now is to create a new logo for the store which I can use for promotional materials such as business cards, t-shirts, car magnets, and flyers. You can check out the site now at www.timestreamcomics.com. I’m still offering the special promotion where if you use the code SPEECHBUBBLE at checkout you get $10 OFF any order $30 or over, shipping anywhere in Canada! I’m also ramping up my social media outlets with the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timestreamcomics) being the furthest ahead while my Twitter page has just come into existence at @. Please give us a LIKE or a FOLLOW!
With my shameless shilling down, its time once again to look at the month that was. Without further ado, let’s have the breakdown:
My Top 12 articles for the month in terms of total views were as follows:
It was another sub-par month which was to be expected especially after the poor end to the month which was only mitigated by the huge numbers that healed1337’s X-23 feature did in large part to a great reception from Reddit. The ever so reliable Character Spotlight of Star-Lord reared its head yet again and my well received Black Canary piece continued to chug along backed by two editions of the Cosplay Runway. Rounding out the Top 12 were some older Character Spotlights, two editions of the Comic-Verse and the ever amazing Vanier Reports.
In other areas my Top 5 referrers were Reddit, WordPress Reader, Twitter, The Old Reader, and Tumbler. Finally, My Top 5 Search Terms were “star lord”, “batman beyond #2 2015”, “amazing spider-man comic logo”, “sonny liew”, and “harley quinn and flash.” And that is July in summation!
I’ve really come to a crossroads here. The plan has always been to get enough of a subscriber base to quit my job which I am miserable at. Even at my predetermined exit point, I would still be making significantly less money but at that point it would free me up to focus on my writing with the eventual goal of having a comic published plus maybe taking on some part-time work. Right now, between my job, Timestream Comics, maintaining the social media accounts for the store, and the Speech Bubble, I’m really running out of time everyday. I also plan to add a blog component to Timestream Comics (more on that next week) as well. Just talking about it gets me exhausted.
So what am I going to do? With some rededication to the Speech Bubble, I hope to get the blog back on track while also hoping to add some more writers in the future to offer up some weekly articles. If I get enough of a response and the numbers improve, the Speech Bubble will live on. Right now, the fate of everything in my life is up in the air. I’m giving it to the end of the year to see where it all ends up…
The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (07/16/15-07/22/15)
The Character Spotlight – Special Edition: Laura Kinney (X-23)
The Cosplay Runway 07/24/15
The Vanier Report: Tales From A DC Pull List (Cyborg #1 Review)
The Comic-Verse – Super-Sized Two Week Edition: Awesome Art & The Top 30 Featured Links (07/23/15-08/05/15)
On that note, this week’s offering of Between The Continuity has reached its end. I hope everyone has an excellent week and manages to read some great stuff. Until next time, I leave you with three words that sum up this blog and life in general: