There was a time when I would beg people in Facebook groups, online forums, and in chatrooms for link-trades between my webcomic and their own. I didn’t go nuts thinking I could ropeadope some big-namer into linking me… I went after other startup comics like my own with minuscule/smaller audiences. The response I got was dismal. In fact, it was nothing at all. I never once got a reply to an email or comment thread, or anything really. There was no community to be found in much of the ‘social’ avenues I pursued. So if YOU read my comic, regularly or irregularly, and have a comic/blog/site you’d like to build an audience for, I have no problem linking you. I can’t promise results, obviously… but I’m extending this offer to anyone trying to get their work seen.