My Myrtle Beach trip & Remora show was a lot of fun. Irata was pretty awesome as a three piece. I got some pretty good video of Electric Bird Noise. Rode a 20 story ferris wheel after a half dozen tequila shots. Swam in the ocean a couple hours. Good times.
I got up the Father’s Day Special of QRD. I’ve been pushing QRD for a year as an experiment to raise visibility, traffic, & revenue & it looks like the experiment maybe failed. So after I get the three issues up that I’ve got the files for already, things might go back to the intermittent schedule of an issue or two per year. I don’t know. I guess I just have to play it by ear with how I feel & what my priorities are. But the bottom-line is it seems the 200 interviews generated $50 in revenue in somewhere near 200 hours of work on my end. Maybe long-tail they will generate more revenue, but I was really hoping to get around $1000 for it all. I feel like I offer a way better deal than any other webzine for advertising with the permanent ad placement thing & a price of $10, but I contacted around 1000 potential advertisers (including labels featured in the magazine) to only get 4 advertisers. Of course when I go to other music webzines it seems like the advertisers are all kickback deals from cell phone companies or iTunes or Honda. So whatever. One day maybe I’ll figure out a way to make money on QRD, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m thinking about trying selling digital versions of it as PDFs on Amazon or something & see if anything happens.
I worked on Lost Kisses #22 a bit today. I think about 1/3 of it drawn. Of course I always do the easiest panels first….
It’s been a long day trying to catch up on things from being out of town for a few days. I guess that’s normal.