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Irony
Published on April 22, 2006 By Draginol In Blogging

In the world of skinning, the # of creators to consumers has, over time gotten to the point where it's nearly all consumers and almost nobody is creating the content.

I'm seeing a little of this in blogging.

Joeuser's traffic has been improving at a pretty good pace as the servers have gotten faster again and the reliability has improved. But there's fewer new blogs to read through.  Of course, weather is getting nicer and we don't promote JoeUser for new bloggers, but it's still an interesting trend.


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on Apr 22, 2006

Cant see the traffic, but I have noted the number of articles.  Vrey interesting.

I have also noted that there is not a lot of mega articles, but 25-50 response ones seem to be the norm these days.  Which is manageable.

on Apr 22, 2006
Quantity over quality doesn't help things. People don't like filtering through dozens of "what I did today" things, and those tend to bury meatier topics. To really accomdate both, I guess you'd have to implement something that kept meatier material visible.

That probably wouldn't be fair, but I guess it comes down to who you are serving, the blogger or the reader. I know that when I go to a blog site and see a long list of "My boyfriend is a jerk, here is a picture of my cat" blogs, I am a LOT less apt to wade through it all and find the interesting stuff.

We filter things pretty well here with the sections, but you don't see those until you head to the forums. I wonder how many non-posting visitors go to the forums at all. Maybe mini-sections in the sidebar? That, though, might make for some extra server-side sorting and degrade performance.
on Apr 22, 2006
I much prefer quality... screw quantity. Heck, for that matter, we always have a certain Clueless Old troll around to keep up the worthless quantity stats.
on Apr 22, 2006
Quantity over quality doesn't help things. People don't like filtering through dozens of "what I did today" things, and those tend to bury meatier topics. To really accomdate both, I guess you'd have to implement something that kept meatier material visible.


That does explain some things.
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