Monthly Archive for July, 2008
No cartoon today, but another big announcement!
I’ve created a new Happysad gallery, on a new site: www.happysad.be.
Now I had to improvise, and you will see that I am clearly not an experienced web designer. So for the gallery itself I used a standard tool provided by the hosting company. It’s very, very basic, and still far from perfect, but at least it’s slightly easier to navigate than the old one. If anyone would like to help me to improve the whole site somehow, starting with replacing that terribly outdated HTML homepage I made, feel free to let me know.
Happysad.be is hosted on another server, with a new host. I’ve no idea how well they cope with high traffic loads, but we’ll soon find out, won’t we? Go check it out!
Some of you may remember my proud announcement in March about the new record my site had broken: over 50.000 visitors in a month!
Now look what happened THIS month:
Yes, that’s right: more than 100.000 unique visitors! Crikey!!
Is that spectacular? Well, yes and no. The trouble is, HALF of that number comes directly from StumbleUpon. In the last two weeks, people have been feeding several Happysad cartoons into the StumbleUpon-machinerie, causing one SU-storm on top of each other. Yesterday I got over 20.000 hits in one day, today I will easily top that, and that’s really insane. I like a bit of attention as much as the next person, but this is just over the top.
So… I know many of you have discovered my site thanks to SU, I know a lot of people would LOVE to have that much referrals to their site, etc… but PLEASE, pretty please with sugar on top, do NOT add any more cartoons to StumbleUpon! I get enough traffic as it is, thank you.
I would rather have one interested visitor looking at 700 cartoons, than 700 visitors just passing by and eating my bandwidth. Speaking of which, two last remarks. One, I know my current Happysad gallery is crap, so I’m working on a new one, which will be slightly less crap, I hope. More news about that soon. Two, now would really be a good moment to remind everyone that that little orange Paypal Donate button in the upper right corner hasn’t been used in quite a while.