On 01.06.2010 20:43, jdd wrote:
too many blogs mean less readers
That's a very fundamental problem we have. We care very deeply about the people who write content. We don't give a shit about people that want to consume it.
Currently we seperate the content by importance with different pages and different people that can post there.
spotlight.o.o for the most important posts. Only the community manager and the board post here. news.o.o for less important posts but posts that still concern everybody. The posters are a hand-picked group, whenever someone had one article that concerned everybody he got access. lizards.o.o for Members to blog about random, openSUSE related things and planet.o.o which syndicates all of the above PLUS personal blogs of people affiliated with openSUSE.
Now this is nice and organized for people who produce content. For someone that wants to read news about openSUSE its very confusing. We compete for the readers attention with a gazillion other things on the internet and by not carefully preparing our content for them we loose big time. We even reached a stage where we scare away content producers because they don't reach the audience anymore.
I have an idea about fixing that in a manner that is both nice for the content producers and the readers. Something like a planet on steroids. As I'm swamped with the wiki its in its very early stages. If you want to know more contact me for details about it :)