A year ago, I gave the blog’s categories its first major reorganization since I started up the self-hosted version of the blog in 2010.
Since then, however, a few more things have changed, and I thought it was time to organize the categories further. You’ll see I reduced the number of categories back to (basically) what they were before. I didn’t really have enough posts in the “TV,” “Other Media,” and “Movies” categories to justify their existence, so they’ve been re-merged back into one “Media” category, with the TV/movie categories turned into tags.
As of earlier tonight, I now have a Patreon page set up for the blog.
In the past, I’ve tried PayPal donation buttons, plus the current use of Google AdSense ads. However, neither has ever worked well. Thus, I thought I’d try the “crowdfunding” method that’s currently in vogue.
In early December I moved my site from longtime home A Small Orange to Stablehost, but I’ve decided it hasn’t been working out. I kept getting odd error messages (503 errors, etc.). Strangest of all, I wasn’t able to access my own site from my tablet or Chromebook when on my home’s WiFi. (I’ve eliminated it being Comcast’s fault, for once.) I did submit a ticket to Stablehost, whose tech support is quite excellent. The problem was (partially) fixed, but ultimately, I’ve decided to just give a new web host a try.
Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular comics blog posts I wrote in 2015, according to Google Analytics figures up through December 29.
The most popular post is my trivia one about the various locations Supergirl’s lived over the decades. Of course, the “Supergirl” TV show debuting on CBS this fall (which is #5 on the list) also helped.
After a lot of indecision on what theme to go with, and having issues with a few themes, I’ve opted for the latest default WordPress theme, Twenty Sixteen. It’s mostly similar to Twenty Twelve from a few years ago, with some updates.