February 27, 2007 - kenshinjeff
I have a new ambition!
I will make everyone know that I am not merely a mild mannered bespectacled programmer!
I shall start off by saying what’s wrong with this blog and why isn’t it as popular as it should be. When I mean “why” I’m referring to objective reasons why it doesn’t generate a nonsensical amount of web traffic, I’m not referring to aesthetic reasons such as “the owner is not handsome enough” which is so entirely not true, though it does help.
There is not enough new content to draw readers back for more. While content does not need to be raw-fresh, there is a need to continuously feed users information, to keep them coming back for more, and to draw in new users.
There is no function which displays things people might read. For example, top 10 most read articles, or most commented articles, or even top 10 linked articles.
Usually blogs grow via word of mouth or through blatant publicity. Word of mouth meaning, you’ve written something so lame that everyone loves it, or you have a really humorous writing style. Since I don’t have a certain flair for pulling fans in with my style(less) way of writing, and I don’t intend to ever change the way I write, it is really pretty obvious that even if I do tell my friends about my blog, they come here for a different reason other than to really read it just because it’s nice to read.