Only the Best of Intentions
If you’ve been a long time viewer, you probably have noticed that there is a cast of distinct characters. Each one has their own look and backstory. The problem is, there aren’t a lot of long time viewers for this comic. When a visitor clicks on a link from google to read that one leprechaun joke, they probably don’t have a very favorable opinion about that weird comic in the sidebar.
The more I think about it, the weirder my own site starts to look to me. If some corporate web design team were to create a “Joke of the Day” site with comics, you would probably expect to see a bland white page littered with sketches of various nameless heads laughing, sexualized emojis, and a New Yorker style comic panel featured in the sidebar. There would be ads for Audi’s, gambling apps, and perhaps a premium membership option as well.
The corporate run site would probably shoehorn the word “jokes” into the address bar, and there would also be more celebrity quotes and pics. The more I think about how a corporate JOTD site would look, the more I really hate that site too.
So maybe my weird little comic and unconventional format doesn’t resonate with the typical target audience, but honestly, I would sooner stop doing what I’m doing altogether than run a site imagined by a fan of the Bob and Tom show.