;) As I said recently, the important thing isn't whether you've been knocked down, it's what you do when you get back up! And in the early part of April, we got a pretty cool review for Woohooligan in Graphic Policy's Webcomics Weekly.
What else did we accomplish?
Comic Pages: 3 - still ahead of schedule, despite being slower than previous months
Bonus Content: 0 - I'd hoped to get some done in April, but didn't manage it due to still recovering from the move.
Commissions: 0 - I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple of the people who won the raffle for previous months. I had heard from Sarah Roark, but because she made a fairly open-ended request and because I'm a fan of her comic, After Daylight, it took me a while to figure out what to make for her and it didn't get done until the beginning of March. You can see that comic I made for her here. I'm about to announce the winners for the last two months in a few minutes after I finish this progress report.
Research: I've started reading the IDW Social Media Marketing for Dummies All-In-One. So far it's going much the same way the previous two(?) books went -- these books are long, dense, and for someone with a severely constrained budget like mine, they contain very little actionable advice. I'm still hopeful something will turn up.
Ad Campaigns: 0 - I've started spending my usual baseline daily ad budget again, but haven't run any more boosted campaigns. On a daily basis that's usually about $3/day. When I know I have $20-25 I can spend, I'll run a M/W/F, 8am-8pm ad that chews through that whole amount in a day. Those bursts are pretty effective, driving huge spikes in traffic and a lot of new readers who then dive back through the archive. I still haven't been able to do that since the move, though I'm hopeful I can toward the end of March.
Promotion: 0 - this entails non-paid contacting of bloggers and podcasters about reviews and/or interviews. I haven't been contacting anyone this month because of how busy I've been with mom and the move, but we did get that review I mentioned before from Graphic Policy in their Webcomics Weekly.
I plan to push to get a bunch more laughter headed your way in the next couple weeks. And although it's not part of the news for April, I'm publishing this update a little late again and I thought I'd mention that the Patreon has gone up a bit finally since we started planning for the move, adding another $10/mo to $53/mo total now as of May 14th. Woohoo! :D
Stay tuned, and stay awesome, Hooligans!