May 19, 2008

Good For What Ails Ya

Recently I've been grumbling a bit about the apparent drop in lloyal llama readership. Our pal Babs sent in this thought to the Tasty Bits (TM) Mail Sack:

You complain about a drop off of readership. I think a large part of this is your hosting site, munu. I have either been blocked or disqualified from posting a comment over the last several months. I don’t know why.

I would be surprised to learn that my potential comments are somehow “risqué” or, out of the limits of a PG 13 site. Instead, I find that my comments are disallowed by some un understandable standard that merely inhibits my interaction with your site.

A blog site is a two way street. You post, I comment. If I am not allowed the pleasure of making a comment then, your site loses its attraction. Take Hatemongers Quarterly as an example. What happened to their poetry contest? I even submitted an admittedly horrible poem to them. I no longer care who won because their site is so hard to interact with.

I want more gardening!!! You know that already but, the fact that I am unable to comment on almost anything you post makes my interaction with you all the less valuable.

I wish Steve would come back! I wish LMC would give us more of his experience in the sandbox or, just tell us what he has been up to or the military in general. I TRUST THE LLAMAS to say it the way it is but, the restrictions placed on the site in the last several months make it very difficult to interact.

I read you every day but, something valuable has been lost and I think it is a combination of your posting and your hosting site.

But commenter Bill has another take on things:

No sign of Melissa Theuriau in your columns for months, and you're scratching your head over low readership?

Well, I can't do anything about Moo-Knew technical difficulties and so far Steve-O has been resistant to my suggestions that he get back in the water. But as for Melissa? Yes. I think Bill may very well be on to something. So here ya go. Enjoy!


Posted by Robert at May 19, 2008 11:57 AM | TrackBack

Well, you already know my issues with Mu Nu. I've already heard from two other bloggers that a certain other blog host is much nicer to work with.

I dunno. At least, for me, perhaps the thrill of being a Munuvian has worn off.

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 19, 2008 01:55 PM

I read your site every night. I don't post much because my posts tend to disappear because of spam (at least according the munu alerts I get after I post). More technical issues than anything else.

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