RANKINGon April 27, 2009 at 11:50 am
I've gone a little blog crazy today. Sorry about that. But I wanted to tell you about a new/old feature I've added back to the site. I say "old," because this is something we had before we brought the site into WordPress earlier in the year. I've been shopping around for just the right plugin and I think I've found it.
What am I talking about? Why, comic ranking of course!
Now you can let us know how you feel about any comic in the archive by ranking it on a handy scale of 1 to 10. Some of my web comic buddies told me "Tom, you're nuts! You should never let your readers pass judgment on you in this way!"
But I say "Hooey!" We did it once before and it worked out great! Were there a few comics that I liked that were poorly ranked? Sure! But it didn't diminish the reasons *I* found them funny. And besides, why shouldn't you have a say?
The previous ranking application bore unexpected fruit. It helped me to pick which comics to put into our Top 25 Sampler Booklet which is something I use to introduce people to Theater Hopper at conventions every year!
By the way, did you know you can now purchase a copy of the booklet? I put it up in the store a few weeks ago and it's only $3.00! It's a great way to introduce new readers to the comic and it includes a brief paragraph with commentary for each strip - just to frame it in context a little.
Who knows... Now that we have the ranking system back, I might have to do a second edition of the booklet!
If you've got nothing better going on, take a little time to comb through the archives and pick out your favorite strips. Rank them to get the ball rolling. The search bar is returning more robust results every day. Just type in a few search terms to find your favorite strips!