From the mailbag...

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 01:10 AM

Thanks again to everyone who has been spreading the word about the site move. I got a good three dozen emails on Sunday from folks who had just "discovered" the site from various links -- and it was great to read the excitement in their tone. Some folks seem particularly excited about the RSS feed, some about the larger strip sizes that load faster than Comics.com...but most everybody seems to be excited about the six years of strip archives.

And I can tell not just from the e-mails, but from the site logs. In the first five days of operation, the site has logged in the ballpark of 2.5 million pageviews(!) as folks churn through the free archives. I mean, I assume it's "folks"...it could just be my mom reading the archives over and over again. And if it is, she'll tire out sooner or later...she can't keep up that pace.

Amid all the e-mails, a few questions keep coming up, so I thought it would be best to answer them all at once:

1.) Why are Sheldons still appearing at Comics.com? The answer is that some Sheldon readers paid through November to get Sheldon via Comics.com, and the right thing to do is to get them what they paid for.

2.) When will the free, daily deliveries of "Sheldon by E-mail" start? I signed up, but it hasn't arrived yet. This is the result mostly of an overburdened cartoonist, and I apologize. Dumbrella Hosting has everything in place and ready to go with the free, daily Sheldon deliveries, but I need to tweak a few things in the e-mail's "design". My goal is to have the daily e-mails going out by the end of the week. But go ahead and sign up now, and you'll be rarin' to go when the first one is sent out.

3.) When do pre-orders start on the second Sheldon book? Either at the end of this week, or the beginning of next week. More news on that in the next few days.

4.) Why do birds, suddenly appear? Everytime, you are near? I believe it's because just like me, they long to be...close to you.

Thanks all, for continuing to get the word out about the site move. High fives all around.
-Dave

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