The usual steady stream of comments has – all of a sudden – trickled to almost nothing. And reader support for the site has (just as suddenly) nosedived. No one’s chipped in for three days’ running – and we’re about to close the month in the red (way in the red) for the first time in three months.
If this is a trend, we’re in trouble.
I think part of the problem is my articles haven’t been “picked up” as often by Lew Rockwell and other big sites recently. This has been an ongoing source of frustration. Not so much that Lew hasn’t been picking them up. Rather, that many people will read articles only if they are posted on big sites. Put another way, it’s not the articles, per se. It’s where they are viewed. When Lew posts one of mine, I get a massive influx of (usually positive)… e-mails. Two-thirds of the people will not come to the originating site (EPautos) to read the article, much less come back. They’ll tell you they really enjoyed the article, though.
But it may also be some computer/search engine thing. I’ve been on my own here for going on four months now. It is possible some of the tweaks I’ve made to the site have bolixed up something. The downturn happened about a week ago.
Bottom line, it’s become very quiet around here – and I’m sweating it.
Just thought I’d mention it.
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