After the success of Barman as top earner for June (R120), and even with the fact that ShacledMuse earned R300 but couldn't win 2 months in a row, I just realised again that HITS ARE DISMAL.
In fact, it is getting to the point where it really isn't worth taking the time to write proper, entertaining blogs, adding lots of funny or relevant pictures, proofreading....if it is going to be read by the same 10 people. Why would I go through the trouble of posting this unique little picture here, If I could get three times the hits on another blog?
Where else have you seen Juan Claude punshing a rubber snake? Anyways...
We should be having more and more permanent members, but it seems we are having less and less.
Here is what I think can make a difference:
Seeing all the blogs at the top of the page, not just digital. People blog mostly to connect with people. Give all the blogs equal exposure. Also we need less "pro blogger" articles and more exposure for the people.
It should be easier to follow all blogs that you have activity on. Whether it is your own blog or one you commented on, you should be able to follow your conversations easily. Personally I hate receiving e-mail notifications about comments. I want to go to one place and have my blogs sorted by newest, or conversations. Blogs spend maybe one or two days on the home page and then they are lost forever, down into the abyss of eternal terabytes of dead posts. Blogs should be kept alive, good posts should become old and die in their sleep....not cut down in their prime.
Further commenting should be encouraged and new members and different opinions should be encouraged. Have a top commented post section. The top blog idea is a move in the right direction, but have more of this and make it more visual. This could be so great, but people just don't get the same experience as with other blogging sites. We need many different groups of friends on here, not just a core group. That is what has to change in my opinion.
I have received a lot of messages, and now I see some blogs about the topics, on why there are differences in the amount of hits on the blog and stats tab.
I am going to explain this once again and then create a posting in the support forum which will be linked to this blog, basically since I cannot remember what I called the previous blog explaining this :).