Well, my two weeks of travel and shortness of time are now over. My fears about not being able to put up new posts on the site every day didn’t materialize — I did have time every day at least for quick items (even more than usual, precisely because they were quick).
Nevertheless, I’m truly grateful to all the people who responded to my call for help and gave NCS a safety net by sending us guest blogs. I really enjoyed reading every one of them, and judging by the hits on our site, lots of other people did, too. To all of you who contributed guest posts, both our readers and other metal bloggers, please don’t wait for another invitation — when the mood strikes you, please send more our way . . . It adds to the variety of NCS to have more voices.
And speaking of other voices, I also want to give a tip of the hat to our regular contributors Andy Synn and BadWolf for stepping up with a slew of reviews over the last two weeks.
Now, things around here will be returning to “normal”, for better or worse. With more time, I’ll be able to return to some of our regular features that have been missing for a while, and I’ll be catching up on album reviews — starting with the next post today about The Brown Book‘s new EP.
In addition to offering up my thank-you’s, I do have a question for you, after the jump . . .
During the last couple of weeks, with a least one guest post a day plus reviews from Andy and BadWolf to anchor the site, I was able to throw in a few short pieces every day, and the result was that we had many more than the one or two posts that represent our average daily output.
Sometimes I think it’s a plus to have only one or two posts a day, on the theory that people only have so much time to read and listen to songs or watch videos, and they’re more likely to spend time here if they’re not swamped with stuff.
From my own experience, there are blogs I visit regularly that feature only one post a day, or even one every few days, and I read all of those posts, even if I’m not immediately interested in the subject. And then there are other blogs (you probably know the ones I mean) that feature a half-dozen posts or more every day, and I find myself skimming over the posts or not reading past the jumps, because it’s just too much to take in.
On the other hand, I sometimes think our site might be more attractive if we could manage four or five posts a day. Of course, the subject is probably entirely academic, because I doubt we’ll ever manage a steady output of that many pieces. But I can’t help but wonder. So, if you have an opinion on this subject, please leave a comment. Is less better, or would you like more from us? Or is that a question that doesn’t much matter to you?