"A video game comic and blog that would have been awesome and relevant 10 years ago. Maybe." -Famous Website
Facebook and other social media are simultaneously a blessing and a curse. A cursesing? I can empathize with creators who wouldn't want to see the numbers associated with the things they produce because it can be a vicious cycle of highs and lows. The concept isn't new; ever since social media became a thing, creators have lamented about how much their view count, likes, hearts, faves, donkeys or whatever have on their personal sense of self worth and satisfaction. I mean, the more donkeys you have, the better you feel; right? But then, what happens to those who become addicts and suffer from shortages in the donkey supply?
For the uninitiated, it can come as quite a shock to the senses to have certain things hit big and others fall flat. Pie and I have been producing the comic and licked our wounds long enough that it's actually become comical. We learned long ago just to have fun with what we are doing and hope other people share in the fun we have. The like meter serves as a gauge to know if we are doing well and helps us think about our timing, pacing and execution. In the end though, it's a tough gauge to read and loving what you do and persevering seem to be the real keys to success. Or, you know...be a genius or eat the brains of one. That works too.