You readers may have noticed (or may not have noticed, if you only check the site intermittently) that I’ve been updating the strip five times a week for the past two weeks. Why am I doing this? And for how long? I don’t know. But the fact remains that it is indeed being done, so if you like this sort of thing, please enjoy the 1000% increase in comic output while it lasts.
Hey look, I posted a cartoon. Better late than never, I guess.
I won’t bore you with a spiel about what I’ve been doing for the past couple of weeks / month. The short version is that I’m moving to a new place (or more accurately, I’m trying to scrape up enough money to enable me to look for a new place), and it’s a time-consuming and disorienting task.
And there really are a lot of vacant apartments in Atlantic City. A lot.
Remarkably, after reducing the strip’s update schedule to 2 days per week, I somehow managed to produce *more* comics in October than in any of the previous five months. Also, I didn’t miss a single update this month, which hasn’t happened since … ever.
I should have done this sooner.
As most of you know, this comic is supposed to update three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Though you’d be forgiven for not knowing, as the comic very rarely updates as often as advertised.
How often *does* it update? Let’s mathify:
From January 2012 to August 2015, the strip was updated 268 times. That’s 41 working months, and 144 working weeks (months and weeks in which no updates occur have been excluded from this calculation).
The strip has successfully met its thrice-weekly update schedule 22% of the time. Twice-weekly: 41% of the time. And once-weekly: 37% of the time.
Overall, the strip has averaged 6.5 updates per month, or 1.8 updates per week.
So what does this mean, besides showing that I occasionally stayed awake in math class? I guess it means I’ve finally abandoned the pretense of consistently churning out three comics every week. It’s just not going to happen. Therefore, I’m changing the comic’s update schedule to only two days per week, Tuesdays and Fridays. And since the strip’s update frequency has actually averaged a little *less* than 2 days a week for the past 3½ years, you probably won’t even notice anything has changed (except for the header, and the Tuesday thing).