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why update
herio at 1:38PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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if you dont have eny comments or you thank no ones watching why update

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SpANG at 1:52PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Do it for you,
do it for your freinds,
do it for your family,
do it to keep from going crazy,
do it to keep from getting bored,
do it to write better,
do it to draw better,
do it to get your name out there,
do it to network better

Um… Is that enough?
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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Knuckles at 2:00PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Just because people don't comment, doesn't necessarily mean they're not reading it. Some people just don't have anything to say.

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Terminal at 2:01PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Do it because you want to continue your story.
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thegreatjoebivins at 3:06PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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If you update, someone might notice your comic and decide to comment. If you don't, that's less likely to happen.
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Mazoo at 3:17PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Art is to express yourself; it's to display your emotions for anyone, even if no one vocally reactes to it.

I create my story because I have a story to tell. If people's reaction is silence, I don't really care because I just want the story to be out there. It's more for me than anyone else.

Although comments are nice, if you are only doing the comic/art for the fame, you are doing it for the wrong reasons. You should create art for the sake of creating, I say.
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KomradeDave at 3:29PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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October third Pornography for the Soul got 320 hits, nobody commented. GuGu gets about 10 hits a day and has way more comments. It isn't about that stuff. You make comics for the fun of making them, to express your voice, or whatever your deal is. You don't make internet comics for fame, money, and women. If you do, then you aren't making internet comics.
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Darth Mongoose at 3:55PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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It's a vicious circle, you get no hits so you don't update, so you don't get hits…
At some point, you have to just make a solid decision and go, ‘who cares if I’m not that popular!? Sure, I could draw a comic all about pretty, pretty bishounen vampires being angsty and licking each other, and it'd be popular, but what of my pride and integrity?'
If you draw your comic with conviction, and draw it because you love to draw it, somebody will recognise the effort you put into it, and you'll get very faithful readers. You just have to stick at it. I had next to no readers early on, heck, I barely have a handful now, but I draw because I care about my comic, the characters in it and the story I'm telling, and because the few readers I do have are really great, supportive people.
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Generic Human at 4:33PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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I'm apathetic.
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kingofsnake at 7:09PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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We all want comments, but that doesn't mean we need comments. Most of the people who keep doing webcomics don't do it because of the fan response they do it because they love it.

fan response is like an icing on a cake. And it always makes you feel good about something you've created when other people appreciate it
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marine at 8:26PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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I know why, to piss people off!
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Rich at 9:24PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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marine
I know why, to piss people off!

YES! MARINE HAS RETURNED! LET CHAOS AND ANARCHY ENSUE!

Also, you should probably update for yourself if nothing else. If you like making the comic, shouldn't that be reason enough to update?
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draxenn at 10:22PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Terminal
Do it because you want to continue your story.

…story?
Screw the money! I have RULES!
. o O ( Evil )
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Chameloncholic at 1:34AM, Nov. 23, 2006
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A contempory haiku in the western style.

Readers are not why.
Ask yourself who is to blame
if your comics die.

Alternativly the zen aproach.

If a comic fails on the internet, and no-one comments on it, did it make a sound?
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Cookie at 4:25PM, Nov. 23, 2006
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Why update?

Because The Show Must Go On.
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strong414bad at 4:45PM, Nov. 23, 2006
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I update my comic because I like making comics. Sometimes I just have this great idea that I have to use SOMEWHERE, and turn to my comics for the awnser.
Why hello there.
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Glarg at 7:19PM, Nov. 25, 2006
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Do it or else the kittens will be eaten by Domo, dont let Domo eat the kittens!
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Juliechan at 10:55AM, Nov. 27, 2006
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Don't do it for anyone else but yourself.It is true that others (myself included) enjoy hearing what others have to say. On Drunkduck or in real life, however if you feel that what you say does not contribute and that you don't want to post for that reason, than don't. Speaking out is a choice. And I think, so is not speaking out. You have something to say, say it. But if not, that's fine too, we'll except it either way.
I'm sorry if you feel that no one listens to what you say/think. (this goes for everyone.) But I think replying to forums or even looking through them shows that we care a great deal for our fellow Duckians and (hopefully) will give them the same respect as anyone else. Regardless of how much we do or don't post. =3
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Locoma at 9:15AM, Dec. 2, 2006
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You'll learn to join the community. The first year I was here I felt totally alone, but then I realized it was my fault for being impatient and not intereacting enough. I've made great friends here on DD over the past two years. Give it time.
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wyldflowa at 1:25PM, Dec. 2, 2006
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Every fledgling comic has no comments at first and every creator will question what the reasons why they are doing it but you have to carry on. All the most “popular” comics out there are popular because the creators update regularly with quality comics. Just keep at it, promote your work on listing/ranking sites and readers will come. :)
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Kota at 2:35PM, Dec. 3, 2006
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SpANG
Do it for you,
do it for your freinds,
do it for your family,
do it to keep from going crazy,
do it to keep from getting bored,
do it to write better,
do it to draw better,
do it to get your name out there,
do it to network better

Um… Is that enough?

SpANG, we seem to be of a like mind. Consider yourself added to my heroes list.
Kota Otan
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http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Errant_Apprentice/
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Kxela at 2:50PM, Dec. 3, 2006
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do it to prove you're better than everone else >:D

…or the above
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subcultured at 2:59PM, Dec. 3, 2006
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i do it for the webcomic groupies
i do it for the free liqour
i do it for my dead homies
i do it to create something i want to read
i do it because the voices tell me
i do it to it for it and by it, so be it or ill cut it if you watch the movie “it”, **it
J
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carrollhach at 7:55AM, Dec. 5, 2006
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I think frequent updates show a level of commitment to your comic, this site and your readers. Readers are busy and you often have one chance to get their attention, so the more you post the better your chances. Comic readers have always been fanatically loyal (look at your newspaper) and that can have a couple of different results which I show using examples:
1. Calvin & Hobbes was written and drawn by one person who had such respect for his medium that he fought his syndicate for five years to prevent the characters from being marketed. He had tremendous talent and dedication and was rewarded by people who religiously read his strip. He felt a duty to the readers to produce the very best he could do every time (which was, barring two sabbaticals, every day for almost eleven years).
2. Garfield. This strip was created by one person but is now produced by a team of writers and artists. It was never very funny (IMHO) but has slid into positive crap-ola. The writers steal gags from Charles Schulz, Watterson, Walt Kelly and a host of others (and it's still not funny). They reuse tired old gags and market the character in every conceivable way. They obviously figure that, because people read it anyway, they don't need to be better.

Most fall in between. In webcomics, almost all of us are unpaid. The only way we can show our respect is to produce whenever we can. I hold down a full time job, am raising a family and play in two bands …and I'm holding myself to a rigorous (insane) schedule of full-color weekday updates. Haven't missed one yet in over 70 strips. I figure it's the least I can do.
Josh Carrollhach
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pixel at 7:56AM, Dec. 5, 2006
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I'll be the first to admit I'm a comments whore. Few things get me more jazzed than knowing someone is reading my strip and finds it good enough to comment on.

Being a brand new strip I'm pretty lacking in the comments department. The few I get here are also *miles* more than I get on my livejournal feed, and I'm not sure anyone is actually reading it off the website.

But I keep updating on the theory that the longer the strip is around, and the bigger the archives get, the greater likelihood that I'll pick up readers and get the comments I want so very much.
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