It was bound to happen. We might have been first with the whole podcast thing (unless you consider Fanboy, the original TalkAboutComics, and Alpha-Rant) and that helped us shoot to the top with our site stats, but there was no way it was going to last. One year ago the only competition was Websnark and Comixpedia. We humbled ourselves knowing we could never equal Eric’s writing skills or the amount of news you can find at the eZine, but that didn’t stop us from doing what we have never been qualified to do.
Who cares! We had our little honeymoon and now we can see the fruits of our labor. Other podcasts have come (Gigcast) and gone (Comic Rants and Meanwhile) and there have even been a few blogs which reared their heads to either lose them (Delineated Life) or shine through as beacons of hope (Fleen). Through it all we have witness the re-emergence of dead magazines, Zoinks! and The Webcomics Examiner, and finally the start of the tailored podcasts: Blank Label Comics, TalkAboutComics, and Keencast. Last year may have been the year of the collective but this year is turning out to be the year of the podcast.
Just for the record, Daku, The Webcomics Examiner was never \”dead.\” In 2004 we published on a monthly schedule; in 2005 we published on a quarterly schedule (and greatly increased our traffic.)
We announced the end of the magazine in March 2005, but the next issue came out on schedule.
In 2006 we\’re on a weekly schedule, and I\’m half-dead trying to keep up with the work. So I\’ll grant you you\’re half-right, anyway.
…and there have even been a few blogs which reared their heads to either lose them (Delineated Life)…
And boy howdy, did that head go flying! The thing is still being handed around by the French!
Was this too obscure or weird?
Joe, I was hesistant about calling the Webcomics Examiner dead but it definitly came back stronger then before. Probably the better choice of words might have been revitalized.
Now with the Weekly schedule it\’s really picking up and showing the potential I was hoping when I first encounter it.
Can we get Gigcast written in larger letters.. We need to whore ourselves out as much as we can.
\”Can we get Gigcast written in larger letters.. We need to whore ourselves out as much as we can.\”
We did our first webcomic reviews in the summer of 2003, but digital strips convinced us to switch formats from realplayer to mp3 podcasts.
So is now the right time to launch Digital Strippers?