Originally Posted by gnatty8
FWIW, I re-revisited your blog (I think I first visited years ago when you first started blogging) and there does seem to be very little content. I found this odd since over the years, you've written some really good stuff here that seemed perfect for s blog format. I agree with CG that I would visit regularly if there were new material. However, when I visit a blog only to see the same post I'd seen the week before, my mind trains me to remove that blog from my brain's cache of 'blogs to visit this day/week/month. Also, one of the links to your legacy posts does not seem to be working. I enjoyed the new material immensely by the way.
I think this is where RSS feeds are key.
Its a shame that google seems to have stopped caring about Google Reader (they even buried the link in the "More" drop down). Most of the things I read have irregular schedules, but that's ok because when I open Reader, there is always *something* new so I have a reason to keep coming back. Even if one of the more infrequent blogs hasn't posted, I'm sure there is something from PTO or Ikea Hacker.
One of my favorite blogs is about some kid's apartment renovations. He updates when he finishes a project, or makes a fitting purchase. I don't want to read silly status updates or things like that--I only want the core content that brought me to the blog, and I understand that that stuff doesn't come daily (luckily he decided to move at some point which breathed new life into the blog).
Honestly, I prefer it this way, but that can only work with an RSS reader or some other sort of following-system. If I had to check his site for updates, it would never happen.