So, 2013 is drawing to a close and while eating a packet of jelly beans I was catching up on my site log for the first time in almost a year. I very nearly spat a blueberry and banana bean half chew mix all over my screen when I saw that my website visitor count for this year was 14,343 visitors! I can almost hear the anti-climax hit your screen, but despite the fact that might not seem a lot to you, it’s probably more people than I have annoyed in my life…. ever! Seriously, I was expecting maybe 50 to 200 visits this year. But 14k!!
An interesting note is that nearly 90% of those visits was to my tutorial on using Graphics Tablets.
Now, that says a few things to me:
- People will find and read even the most underused of websites, if they contain information they want.
- People are seeking the small amount knowledge I have in my very own cranium.
- What else could I create that people might enjoy readingviewing?
- I have an obligation to the visitors to make their stay here more comfortable.
This website of DustyGhost.com is my baby, I created it, and I have neglected it badly and that’s just wrong after all this time. There is so much I could have done with it, so much I could have shared, and instead I have left it to all post-apocalyptic.
Right now the main website simply diverts to mark.dustyghost.com (this blog), and this blog itself is well under-used. That also makes me realise that the artwork, logos and photo editing logged here is badly out of date!….. Translated that means I have not done enough artwork for an age. Again I have 1001 reasons why that’s the case, but all of them are bad reasons.
Another neglected site is Void Platoon. This was going to be a fun project, but again, nothing has happened to it…. yet!
And so, what do I have to do to rectify this rather embarrassing lapse in loving care of my art and these sites? Well that’s something I am very excited about, as I have some great ideas! But I don’t want to say too much right now as I am the king of making bold announcements that seem to be just that and nothing more. So I’m going to play my cards a little close to my chest… for now… But rest assured, this is not empty promise that things are about to change!
I mainly posted now as I wanted to acknowledge to you all I have taken notice, and I admit, that enough is enough. It’s time to change this.
Katie (my wonderful wife) and I have a plan…. let’s see how it goes eh? 😉