Comic 1305 - Silently asleep

23rd Dec 2019, 6:01 AM in Spirit of Adventure
Silently asleep
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Lackinganame 23rd Dec 2019, 6:01 AM edit delete
It was a silent night, now it's a whole-ly night.

slowly getting better, hope you all have a good Christmas!

(next update 12-25-19)


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JSStryker 23rd Dec 2019, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Get well soon!
Lackinganame 23rd Dec 2019, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Thanks, hope your Christmas and New year are great!
daniel edmondson 23rd Dec 2019, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Mista: nice try, baddies! >:)
Lackinganame 24th Dec 2019, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
They got trolled!
Maryalee 24th Dec 2019, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Pretty hole-y night for those two.

So...there I was back in April, fretting about how the comic had been slipping in the vote standings. I was trying to think of why there was such a drop, and what I needed to do to try and help raise them back up. More Twitter posts? More comments urging readers to vote every day? Suggestions about posting frequency?

And then the anvil dropped.

There I was, all wrapped up in how I, the reader, could increase the performance of the webcomic that was not being created by me. I became painfully aware that it had become an obsession: track voting, track daily variance, compare to previous month...previous two months, post referrals on Twitter, encourage everyone once again to vote, vote, vote, every single day. Obsessively. I realized it had become a bit of a problem. A problem I had to do something about.

I decided I had become too involved and that I needed to get completely away from GRATZ. I was afraid of becoming that fanatical fan that was never a help to anyone. I needed to make a clean break and leave the comic completely behind. I thought: "If I just stop reading, thinking about this story that I love, then it will be all right on its own, and I can do...something else."

Didn't work out that way. I never really *stopped* thinking about your story, Lacking. I tried to, but I never lost the feeling that I was missing something. I never left the story behind. I just missed experiencing it all this time.

So, I don't really know where my mind is right now. I don't want to miss more of this wonderful story. You probably already saw the notification for the other comment I left today. I really, really, wish I had been here to experience that when you originally posted it. On the other hoof, there is in the back of my mind the concern of becoming obsessive, again, with trying to promote this work of love to the rest of the Internet. But the story you are telling, the characters you are bringing to life, are too good to stay away from.

Merry Christmas, Lacking. May the coming year be filled with many blessings for you.
Lackinganame 26th Dec 2019, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Good to hear from you again! Your comments have always been a treat to read. I'm no expert on how to avoid obsession, but to know that Gratz has had a positive impact a single person's life and bring joy to them is more rewarding then any voting ranks could offer.

So do what you feel you must to take care of your self and don't worry about big things. The greatest service we can do starts at home with the smallest of things.

Thank you, merry Christmas and Happy new year to you!
troy8140 24th Dec 2019, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Merry Christmas friend. I do hope your feeling well and whole again. (No pun intended)
Keep up the great work. :)
Lackinganame 26th Dec 2019, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! I had a bit of relapse with this cold, haven't been this sick in years. But I got a new blanket that I really like and so I've started to sleep better now.
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