Dec 31, 2006 06:41 PM
Man this year went by fast. 2006 was one of the most dynamic, life changing years for me. 2006 was the year when I first revealed to someone my deep fascination. I will always remember 2006 as the year I created "Sleepy Comics". This website really dominated my life for the latter half the year.
I often think about why I started Sleepy Comics. Back in the day, I used to enjoy frequenting sleepy sites such as Ethernet, the Land of Nod and Project X. Inevitably, those sites either disappeared or stopped updating. For a while, newÂ comic book sleepy material seemed to cease. Around March 2006 I started finding my own sleepy content. It was so exciting to find about 30 scenes on my first day of searching! I thought I would never find anymore scenes, that this is the limit of what I was capable of. Boy was I wrong. I went on to find literally hundreds ofÂ sleepy scenes, some of which I still hold in high regard. Soon I recognized the need for a comic database.
Â Â Prior to "Sleepy Comics", I kept a private journal of my experiences with the sleepy fascination. I have been a blogger since 2003 and I updated my personal blog everyday for over two years. I thought it would be a wonderful idea to combine my database and blog into one big site. That way, I could share my finds and my thoughts to the whole sleepy community.
I originally hosted my site on Tripod. Then one day, Bob from The Chloroforum contacted me and offered me free hosting on his personal server. I am still very grateful for the wonderful service you are providing!
I really wanted my website to be popular. When I launched Sleepy Comics in June, I was afraid I would run out of content to post. I would keep all my finds in a folder and post one or two scenes every few days. IÂ so desperately wanted my visitors to come back. Soon, I was finding scenes faster than I was posting them (hard to believe, but it's true. I'll admit, I had scans over three months old before I released them to the world). Once people started seeing that my updates came very frequently, the popularity surged. Recently, this site has recieved as many as 639 unique visitors, 259 returning visitors and 3324 page views in 24 hours. On average this site gets 450 visitors and 2000 page views a day. I've been making websites since 1999 and this is by far the most successful website I've ever created. In the process I've learned valuable web design skills, such as makingÂ page templates and PHP.
Ever since I created this site, I've been receiving contributions from people all over the world. Every day I check my email in anticipation for scene alerts or comic scans. Thanks to everyone who has sent me stuff. I don't know what else to talk about, so I'll just say have a happy New Year. I have a feeling 2007 is going to be very exciting.