All of the info you're posting is golden! I'm just asking to keep the conversation going, and for my own benefit (admittedly teehee). Maybe eventually, we'll hit upon something that'll get more people talking/asking question or maybe they're stunned from the massive wealth of information to take in
Personally, I think the website greatly effects a reading experience. Like I know many comics on Tapastic that are also on Smackjeeves and Comicfury, though, for me personally, I don't really follow those comics on SJ or CF because I prefer Tapastic's interface. There are many great comics that are exclusively on SJ and CF but I haven't found them yet because I don't have the resolve to shift through those sites' databases. So for me personally, I'm a bit of a hard sell on that because I have a short tolerance for those kind of comic site (is drunkduck still a thing? I thought it was dead). I have more tolerance for personal webcomic site on wordpress or tumblr (probably because I know their pain) however, if it takes a long time to load pages I'll probably lose interest.
So just a general question for everyone to ponder, what's the best way to go about branding a webcomic? Is posting reliably on schedule to building reader's trust all there is to it? Or are there more methods to branding? Is building a eye catching website needed, or is just using sites like Tapastic enough? And how important is it to do grass root guerrilla advertising, like hitting local comicbook shops and leaving flyers/minicomics for costumers to grab up, or attending comic conventions? Do graphic design materials like logos and banners make a difference and are they really needed?
X3 Thanks, it's taken close to 2 years to build where we're currently at. If I've learned anything, I've learned webcomics take time to build an audience.
A social media post would be awesome!
On a side note, though, I don't recommend facebook post boost or promotions. With facebook like farms and such, it seems like their promotions hurt a page more than helps. Because you've generated a bunch of new page likes but those "fans" don't interact with posts, meaning your posts aren't reaching the true readers and fans of the page.