Increasing reader participation
Submitted by Mark Mekkes on January 3, 2006 - 21:17
There's always alot of talk about how to increase readership of our comics. But I haven't heard many ideas on how to increase the interactivity of readers. I've noticed that there are some comics who's fans seem to fill the forums with discussions about the characters, fan fiction and theorizing plot points. But then I've seen other comics (even some with greater readerships) that don't generate nearly as much discussion.
Why is this? Any ideas? I assume more vocal audience reaction is something that we'd all want, wouldn't we? It would seem that more active fans would also be more active in spreading the word about a comic.
So how do we get the fans that we do have to become more active in our communities?