Sunday, March 06, 2011
Catching up on the blogs: when fewer posts help
I've been away from the blogs for the last week or so because of a very heavy workload and I've enjoyed catching up here and there over the last couple of days. Catching up on the backlog provides a different way of consuming blogs than the every-day one. One of the interesting features is that one ends up spending more time on blogs with fewer posts. If you go several days without reading the big-posting blogs, the volume of unread posts grows so overwhelming that it is practically impossible to catch up with what you have missed. If there are just a few select posts, on the other hand, you are that bit more likely to read them. So what's the moral of the story? Post less often? Read more regularly? I don't think there is one. Just observing.