THE OTHER TORAH
Year of The Tiger Hogan Torah Year in Review
The witt and wisdom of the Torah as he reveals his biggest hits, misses, and talks money
At the end of every year, I evaluate my writing performance. If I’m not trending up, I need to get a job and suppress the writing bug I’ve caught since getting sober(ish).
I am happy to report, I ain’t going nowhere.
Of course my numbers are up, I’m Hogan Torah dammit! I do it my way, because my way works for me.
Normally I’m like David Lynch where I don’t discuss my art and leave it up to the public to find the meaning, if any. Today I feel like talking about me.
I’ve gathered my 10 most important stories of this year. Hit’s, misses, and personal favorites. Here’s some numbers.
Total views for 2022: 262,000
Total read time: 170 days
January trolls and tribulations
The year did not start well. My lowest earning month was January. In December I had spent most of the month working on my top 100 music videos of all time. Which made about 30 bucks.
In January I made the decision to finish the Choose Your Own Adventure style story I had begun. To get it to work, I had to unlist all the parts but the first one.
The original story had 40 sections. I had built the story out to have 15 endings, but I should have written up. I cut all the surprises and weirdness to get it down to 12 sections and 5 endings.
Figure 2 hours per section, plus art, recording the video portions, reworking the story and arguing with MuddyUm about how to publish it. 40+ hours of work.
Story earnings to date: $3.52
Choose an Adventure Yourself #42 — We All Die At The End
You’re The Star of the story! Choose from 28 possible endings
My 3rd story published for the year out of wound up as my new signature story and it was a hit.