Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Newsflash: Almost Popular Blog Hits Meaningless Milestone, Plans To Celebrate For No Reason

Here we are. The 100th post of the Blog of Comics and stuff, formerly the Sometimes blog. The name and URL had to change because I went from posting sometimes to posting 5 days a week. I haven't always been able to keep up the 5 day a week schedule, but I've done pretty well for all the other things I have to do. Since this blog started in December I started another blog that is much more popular than this one and I joined an even more popular blog. The Blog of comics and other stuff hasn't featured much 'other stuff' so far, I've got the Word of the Day and that's it. I always planned on having other things, but I've been sidetracked by other obligations and real-life situations. School, moving, Marmaduke, and the DCR have all taken time away from the Blog of comics, but I think that it has refined my style and made me better at what I do.

Obviously the goal is too be the next Josh Fruhlinger or Joe Mathlete, but that is just something to shoot for, not something I think will happen. They had original ideas or a new way to implement an idea, the rest of us are just copying. But they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I hope they see it that way. Those two luminaries aside, the reason I began this particular blog goes by the name Bryce Baker. He started the Daily Comics Review just over a year ago now and last December he asked for new people to join his cause. Even as I voiced my interest, Bryce wanted a sample of my writing skills. That sample of writing has morphed into this collection of rants, reviews, and medical word information.

I am quite proud of my body of work. I never thought that I would keep it going for 4 weeks, much less 4 months. My relative success (15 readers a day!?) has kept me in the game and I look forward to the 200th post, which projections have at sometime in August/September. Several of my ideas have transferred from this blog to the DCR. Webcomic of the Week is the only one that has a name to it and has been controversal at times and always fun to do. I've made contacts with creator/authors and there is something special I have to share from the one I know the best. Brian Russell of The Underfold has made a special edition of The Underfold which I requested and then unrequested and then said it would be cool if he wanted to do one anyway even though I didn't plan on using anything for the post, but he's a cool guy and made a great comic to mark the occasion. I cannot thank him enough.

A new comic post will be out by the end of the week. And it looks to be a big one.

The Underfold Blog of Comics and Other Stuff 100th Post Special


bman said...

That's one fine looking piece of comic awesomeness right there. Not that I'm affiliated in anyway... Nope... not me.

Congrats on 100th post! I'm happy to be a part of the 15/day that checks it out, and I'm happy that my 11/day will check it out too!

Anonymous said...

Do you realize that LOST is on it's 100th episode tonight too?! Wow. Coincidence?

xy said...

i don't watch Lost.

bman said...

You should! It's amazing!

Bryce Baker said...

You got more comment for 100 posts than the DCR got for 1 whole year, and somebody made you a comic, so xy sometimes OWNED the DCR.