For a blog that started out as a little piece of shit, I can’t say how pleased I am that it has grown to be a full-blown turd. Sometime today, Comicsagogo.com crossed the 200,000 page view mark. Sure, that’s nothing compared to real websites, but it’s more than the number of Facebook Likes that the Syria page has gotten.
I was hoping to sync up my 500th post with this event, but I got lazy and still have several days to go before I hit that milestone. Anyway, thanks for visiting, following, commenting, etc. Come back soon.
I didn’t realize it until today but my blog is now just over two years old. I submitted my first post on September 3rd, 2011.
The blog has evolved from its original purpose. I started it to sell and trade comics, cards, and other pop culture memorabilia. I even set up pages with some of the items I had. The “A Go-Go!” theme was based on a very loose interest in the kitschy pop culture theme from the 1950s and 1960s. I have no idea why. It must have been because I was listening to Esquivelduring the time of conception and fancied an image of a bachelor pad with go-go girls partying on a patio. Sounds good enough.
Anyway, after a while I realized I didn’t have the time to dedicate to the venture. In order to make an über-cool website, I not only needed a ton of fresh and current content, but also superior web design skills. Plus, I very quickly realized I was starting to diverge from comic books and writing posts about music, movies, politics, and any other thing that happened to be on my mind at the time.
So why keep it going? Well, two reasons. First, it’s cathartic. I enjoy writing, even if I do it lazily. I also love images, especially funny ones (funny to me, anyway). Esoteric or large versions of things like comic book covers or San Diego Comic-Con swag are also a passion because I hate not finding a good picture of something obscure so I figure others probably feel the same way.
This is the type of sophomoric humor you will find here.
Why limit the fun to comic books? I like a dash of political humor too. Here I make fun of Nancy Reagan who I am convinced enjoyed some “Mother’s Little Helpers” to keep her girlish figure. I can’t prove it, but you can’t disprove it either.
Second, the blog has been more popular than I thought it would be. I’m approaching 200,000 page views which may be peanuts compared to other websites, but it’s a lot more than I ever thought would have. Google has given me a lot of love, mostly because I’ve added thousands of pictures and included content on things that are hard to find on the Internet such as covers of 1980s independent comics. I love seeing who visits me from where, so I take a look at the site stats frequently.
See? This is why my blog is so important. This is a picture of the extremely rare poster for the short-lived Punisher mini-series on PBS. The pilot won a Parents Choice Gold Award and it was cancelled right after that.
This is the primary reason you’re here, right? Sexy cosplay blows the roof off my page view rankings.
One of the funniest things I’ve discovered is that whenever I post a sexually-oriented entry, my stats spike. I created a post of sexy cosplayers from the San Diego Comic-Con this year and it has generated thousands of page views all by itself. I figure if I want to start getting a lot more than my current average of 400 page views per day, I should create a “Biggest Tits of the Day” gallery or a “Nude Comic Book Femme Fatales” running feature. While that sounds like fun, I’m trying to keep the blog to a PG-13 level and there are plenty of other things to write about (having said that, my stats have taken a dive in the last week, so my next post will be about something titillating).
Thanks for the visits. Hope you enjoy your time. Feel free to link, leave comments (positive or negative, I don’t care), and take copies of my images. I would love to be given credit if you post my content elsewhere, but I obviously can’t enforce that.
So, as Stan Lee says: “Excelsior!”
What’s the deal with the private and his privates in the upper right corner?
Another milestone. 150,000 page views. What does it all mean? Well, it’s more than a few and a lot less than a lot. Following current trends, this blog probably won’t hit 1,000,000 views for another four years unless I devote more time to it and monetize it or get contributors or find something relevant to write about or something. Still, thanks for visits. Hopefully you enjoy your time. Please feel free to leave me comments or suggestions or criticisms or small chocolate truffles. And a special thanks to you “Mom” for clicking on my posts about boobs and asses to skew my statistics.
[This post was updated 9/22/2013 since I’ve had several new visitors from African countries including representatives from five additional countries from which no one had visited by May 21, 2013.
Since I began tracking statistics on Flag Counter a few months ago there have been no visitors from a significant chunk of the world’s second largest and second most populated continent. Of the 54 total geographic entities identified by Flag Counter that have not been represented in visitors to my website, 23 of them are from Africa. Here is a list of those missing:
Name (official name)
Benin (Republic of Benin)
Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)
Burundi (Republic of Burundi)
Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde)
Central African Republic (Central African Republic)
Chad (Republic of Chad)
Comoros (Union of the Comoros)
Arabic, French, Comorian
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea)
Spanish, French, Portuguese
Eritrea (State of Eritrea)
Tigrinya, Arabic, English
Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
Guinea (Republic of Guinea)
Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau)
Liberia (Republic of Liberia)
Mali (Republic of Mali)
Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)
Niger (Republic of Niger)
São Tomé and Príncipe (Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe)
Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles)
English, French, Seychellois Creole
Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone)
Somalia (Somali Republic)
South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan)
Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland)
The population count in all of these countries combined is just under 200 million.
My site isn’t invisible, even to areas I didn’t expect to have visitors. I’ve had 159 visitors from Iran, 111 from Saudi Arabia, 88 from China, and 43 from Syria [as of 9/22/2013]. I have even had one from Cuba. Still no one from North Korea, surprise, surprise. I’ve had over 80,000 visitors from the rest of the world (represented by 187 countries and territories) since I attached the Flag Counter widget a few months ago (if I understand Flag Counter, that’s new visitors, not repeat visitors). Not surprisingly, most are from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, although I’ve had healthy volumes from Brazil (Oi) and India (Namaste).
Access to the Internet is limited for a lot of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa because a lot of that region is plagued by the lack of electricity, which is something I rail against in another post. Obviously, I’d love to have a lot more visitors from Africa, but I think that desire is a bit shallow when compared to the greater necessity for modern resources. But at any rate, welcome Africa. It’s great to know you’re stumbling on my blog and I hope you find something interesting herein.
Well, here we are. Sixteen months after launching an insipid little blog for no other reason than to have something to do with our playtime, we have created more than 300 posts and over 2,600 images. We also just crossed a couple of milestones. Comics A-Go-Go! has been viewed by the mildly curious in 150 counties (thank you Laos for pushing us over the top). Depending on how one interprets the definition of countries and country-ish entities, that still leaves 50-75 that need to get on board (yeah, we’re looking at youSeychelles… we even claimed you as our current address in one of our posts– geez, some gratitude).
The big number, though, is the 100,000 page view mark. We had no aspirations of getting more than a couple hundred visitors a month, but in the last three months, we are getting more than 250-300 unique visitors and about 400 pages daily. And that number jumped a bit more this month. So, thanks! Come back often. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies — we don’t care!
Just out of curiosity, we wondered what most of the types of people are that visit our site. So, we looked at our most popular posts and this is what we deduced:
Based on our least popular posts, we figured this out about our visitors:
You are not big fans of Kim Kardashian (this surprised us, but we assume that you are seriously mistaken in thinking this website is high-brow or that the search engines may not be giving us enough credit for this awesome post)
So, help us celebrate. Print off copies of this US$100,000 bill, order yourself a Big Mac at McDonald’s, and when you give them the “money” ask for your change back in quantities of (3) $20 bills, (18) $10 bills, (7) $5 bills, and the rest in $2 bills. And then give the manager a hug. She’s having a rough day because her fry cook quit, no one understands the drive-through attendant, and some kid just threw up in all over the plastic utensils, straws, and napkins.
Ever wondered what it feels like to be buried up to your neck in the desert next to an ant hill with honey poured on your head? Find out! Print the image above (be sure to print the bill with the front and back like real money). Call up your local dealer, tell him you want to buy $100,000 worth of meth, but you won’t deal with him because he’s small fry, and tell him you want to get it from his boss instead. When you get to the meet, give him the $100,000 fake bill and tell him to suck it. Voilà! Desert. Head. Honey. Ants. Ouch.
The 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were held July 25 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront as part of Comic-Con International. This photo gallery captures some of the excitement and fun of that evening.
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