One Month Update

Just finished one piece and I’m about to go and grab some food before I pen something for the blog. So, in the meantime, I thought I’d quickly write an update on this experiment in caffeine-fuelled creativity. I’m now over one month into this project. During that time, I have noticeably increased my caffeine intake and have seen a definite uptick in the amount of work I’ve got done each day.

Over the first month (and a few days), I’ve posted 48 times and I’ve written 26,555 words (half the length of a short novel).

I don’t have a number for the number of cartoons but I think there have been about 28 proper (the kind that can take me hours to draw), and quite a few more decorative doodles on which I don’t spend more than a few minutes.

I’ve also recorded and edited four episodes of The What & The Why podcast.

On the other side of that: there are now 21 comments, which means probably about 10 or 11 from readers.

Visitor figures: not very high. Maybe, on a good day, 50 to 100 people visiting the site. On a bad day, as lowe a zero. I don’t have an exact count due to my only recently getting stats working.

Readers that have contributed to my coffee cup: 1.

Yes. That is 1.

Conclusion: I wish my popularity was in line with my productivity.

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Why Dunciad.com?

It’s a cool domain name and it was available. Yes, I know. Available. Crazy, isn’t it?

Really?

Yes. It also helps that it’s also my favourite satire written by Alexander Pope, one of the most metrically pure English poets who also knew his way around a crude insult or two. If you’ve not read it, you should give it a try.

So this is satire, right?

Can’t deny it. There will be some. But it’s also an experiment in writing and drawing, giving work away for free in order to see how many people are willing to support a writer doing his thing. It’s the weird stuff that I wouldn’t get published elsewhere in this word of diminishing demands and cookie-cutter tastes.