Zubby Newsletter – September 11, 2001 – Part 2

(Here’s the e-mail I originally wrote yesterday to send today. Obviously the tone is much happier than the Newsletter I sent out about the US attack. The important part is the announcement within.)

I’ve got some kick ass news for everyone! It’s an announcement and then a series of requests and strategies…listen closely now 🙂

Back in August I told you guys about the webcomic I’ve been working on. Well, it’s here!

I received web space last night and just finished uploading everything for the page. It’s exciting and intimidating all at the same time. Now that I’ve set up this update schedule (new pages on Mon, Wed, Fri and sometimes tutorials or sketches on other days), I really have to stick with it. I’ve got a lot of material done up ahead of time, but I have to do at least 3 pages a week in order to stay ahead. And dammit, I will do it! It’s a great challenge for me and something I can really sink my teeth into. Regular artwork from Jimbo telling a slowly building story. Yippee!

Here’s the address:


(Notice the lack of www in that address, it’s important that it does not have it.)

“But Jim,” you say “is there anything I can do to help you promote this website to the masses?”

Hell, yes!

I’m asking, requesting, practically begging you to check it out. If you like what you see, spread the word. It’s that viral marketing thing. Tell at least three friends and maybe they’ll tell three friends and so on and so on. Tell more if you’d like 🙂

I want to slowly but surely create an audience, starting of course with people that know me and give a crap about what I’m doing.

Check out the site on update days for new story pages (Mon, Wed, Fri) (That means there will be one up tomorrow!). Hell, check on other days just for some extra hits on the site. The real key though is getting different people to check it out. Each time a new person sees it on their computer, that’s registered on the Keenspace server as a unique IP and person. As much as I’d love to tell you to just go to my page and hit Refresh 40 times a day, that won’t get actually show a strong audience to them. Unique computers checking the site each day will.

If I can build a firm audience, the chances of my site getting promoted to the full Keenspot site increases dramatically. If that happens, it would show my work to a much wider audience and who knows what else…

Tell people about it and visit it regularly! It would mean so much to me!

While you’re there, scroll to the bottom and click on the Keenspace Top 99 button. It registers votes that you like what I’m doing. It’s a great way for other people to see and get exposure to my site.

I’ll be blitzing the web in other ways to get people to try it out, but I’m hoping that you guys can help me out in that way. This pet project of mine is a big step and I can’t wait to see what it brings. Whether or not it becomes a hit, I want to create something and put it out there. I hope you like it.

Thanks in advance.

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