Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Yet another one hits the dust

I've been a member of another blogging group for just over a year. This was a splinter of another group of people that had been running for about 18 months. The latest iteration has now gone phut. I think the main problem was that things got so that there were just a very limited number of us who bothered to write posts.
This generated a sameness or something akin to flogging a dead horse when a thread did develop. We had about five people who generated over 150 posts on 'Cars I have owned'. Before long we would have been writing about 'Neck ties I spilled soup on' I raised the question of was it worth it and it appeared I was not alone and it just needed someone to give it a nudge and the whole thing crashed to the ground.
Shame really. We had some nice discussions and the tone was very calm and polite. Maybe too calm and polite? There was none of that frisson of 'what has X said about Y today?' when one opened things up in the morning. We had a putative membership of almost 40 but some 90% were content to sit like cuckoo chicks waiting to have stuff pushed into their mouths.
We did try a clear-out where I suggested that membership depended upon a commitment to post with some regularity. This was not favoured so nothing was changed by the membership review.
I've found myself what may be roosting space on three Ning sites and I'll see how I get on there.
I'll carry on running things here as well.

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