Hugh Macleod, him of gapingvoid and the ‘toon on the left, is interviewed. Five conference call participants come up with a neat way for Hugh to try and monetize his cartoons using a widget. If he runs with it, I reckon I’d syndicate his scribbles somewhere here.
As I listened I Googled around Hugh’s site. I clicked his stats to see that gapingvoid gets the same, or a bit less traffic, than noodlepie, which surprised me. I always assumed Hugh was in the quarter of a million hits per month bracket. Maybe my assumption is a reflection of how big his influence is? And traffic is historically one of the worst indicators of influence. Noodlepie recently passed its two year birthday mark. Two years ago, Hugh was one of my first commenters. I doubt I’d have ever gotten started blogging if I’d never read gapingvoid.
If you dig decent cartoons – and assuming a syndication widget does eventually appear – you might wanna consider running them on your own blog, magazine, newspaper, whatever. Then you can sit back and know that you’re helping keep a man in a cottage near Carlisle in duck sausages and pints down the pub. Very life affiriming.