Bobko asked me a very intriguing question in his Spotlight Interview
. He basically wanted to know how many hours a week I put into running Sleepycomics.com. I am happy to go into detail on what it takes to run Sleepycomics.com. Hopefully then, everyone can appreciate the site a little more!
Let me start off by saying I have a regular day job. I work as a software developer in a corporation. It's a standard 9 - 5 job, 40 hours a week and pretty boring. For the past three months, running Sleepycomics.com has been my second job.
The daily routine
After I leave my office at 5:00 PM, I race back to my apartment, grabbing a Subway sandwich along the way. I am usually finished eating by 6:00 PM. This is when I usually check my inbox for any unapproved scenes. I'll go ahead and approve them at this point.
I will then check the standard comic websites to see if there are any new posts. I'll check comics until about 7:00 PM.
At 7:00 PM, I begin my daily posts, which include new scenes and blog updates. This can take a while, because I need to prepare the scans by cropping them, writing descriptions and entering the data. For blog posts, I save time by writing them at work, so they are ready to post when I get home.
When I'm done posting content, I'll go back to comics searching and research. I always keep a database of comics I've searched, to avoid duplicating effort.
When 8:00 PM rolls around, I stop what I'm doing and begin creating original art. This goes on for about two hours, until I hit 10:00 PM. I am usually pretty hungry by now, so I will go out and get a snack.
10:30 - 11:30 PM, I will sort of relax. I might do some searching, might post a few more things or just surf the web. I'm usually done with everything by 11:30 PM.
My "days off" are usually Thursdays and Sundays. I try to get in some relaxation time during the weekends. Saturday morning I will usually post something or work on my art. I also use the weekend to write code for my site.
In total, for the past three months, I have put in about 20-25 hours of work per week on Sleepycomics.com.
Why am I doing this?
Now the question you are probably asking yourself is, "why?" Why am I doing this?
The answer, is quite simple: I obtain immense satisfaction in helping people.
When I am at my day job, I don't help anybody. I might help my bosses, but that's it, my work doesn't mean much. When I am relaxing and having fun, I am only helping myself.
But when I find new content and share it on my site, I am helping hundreds of people satisfy their sleepy fetish!
I totally understand what it's like to be in your shoes. I have the same fetish, the same desire to see women unconscious. I understand that, we have a need to fuel our sleepy fetish, the same way the rest of society fuels their desires with food, movies and sex.
The second reason I am doing this, is for impact. There's no way that Sleepycomics.com has escaped under the radar for this long...people ARE aware of this site and what I am doing. Have you noticed the increase in the amount of sleepy art being posted to deviantArt? Have you noticed that artists are increasingly incorporating chloroform scenes in their works? Is it a coincidence that Adam Warren started Empowered after I started my site?
Believe it or not, I think Sleepycomics.com is making an impact. My goal is to make this sleepy fetish more mainstream, so that society stops ignoring us. Because it's frustrating when bondage, feet and furry fetishes are constantly given all the attention. Hopefully we'll get more mainstream scenes as a result!
That's the end of my post. I know it was a long read, but I hope it sheds some more insight into how and why I run Sleepycomics.com. Thanks for reading!