Holy flurking schnit!

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.



24 thoughts on “Holy flurking schnit!

  1. Another from SU here. After going through your archives, I wouldnt dream of leaving. Hilarious, thought provoking, true-to-life stuff.

    Also, if I wasnt a poor student, Id totally donate.

  2. I’m not saying I don’t appreciate those who’ve stumbled upon my site and decided to stick around. I love you guys :-). I’m just saying that if every single cartoon is going to be added to SU, it’s getting a bit too much. Currently the 10 most active incoming links (which is all WP Stats is showing me) are all SU referrals, to 10 different cartoons…

  3. You are going to remake the archives now that I’ve finished reading them… :(

    But you are right! The archive needs a really good clean up for friendliness sake.

  4. Here I am, another from SU!!

    I saw, I came, I read all 700, and then now you’re on my Bloglines. Hooray for you. Not all the webcomics I read get up that far. :)

  5. im an outcast, i found this page on GOOGLE :D
    tried to donate, dunno if it worked. Good luck with work, Jeroen, you are awesome at that!

  6. dude
    you got cash:”p
    it ain’t much but it’s somethin and you’ve given me so much and like most people who ever come here.
    being a romantic sukks I know…
    but damn at least we’re not alone.

    yargh mateƩ

  7. Found this from SU, I have been reading for about an hour now, I do plan on going back and reading them all. I love your humour.

  8. @ Ectus Rutole – We all feel the same way, I’m sure most of us that relate to and love these comics are poor university students or poor grad students, etc!! =P

  9. I too discovered it through SU. However, I read one, loved it and then started from the beginning (you are so much more interesting than my Torts book). I’ve also clicked on more than a few of the google ads to try to do my part :)

  10. I’m from SU too… (sorry…:P) but i have to say that I am addicted to Happysad XD Just added to favorites!
    oh, by the way… where did you get that visitors counter?? Because I have a small blog and I”d like to see how many people passes by… :P

  11. Great comics. I have checked out your archive but went through them all and have been going through the blog to read all of the 700 comics that I hear about. I should’ve been in bed over an hour ago but stumbling across one of your comics I had to read more and am glad I found it.
    I will definitely hit that paypal icon on the top right corner of the screen and contribute as I know even the cheap web hosting sites still cost something (especially with people using up the bandwidth)

  12. I came via stumbleupon as well. This is my first visit, but I’ve already progressed from september down to July… AND I chose to leave a comment, AND I added you to my RSS feed.

    Just want to say, it’s pretty cool!

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