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- Albert

Sex could kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex? Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, core temperature rises, heart races, blood pressure skyrockets, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, the brain fires bursts of electrical impulses from nowhere to nowhere, and secretions spit out of every gland, and the muscles tense and spasm like you're lifting three times your body weight. It's violent, it's ugly and it's messy, and if God hadn't made it unbelievably fun, the human race would have died out eons ago. [pause to breathe deeply] Men are lucky they can only have one orgasm. Do you know that women can have an hour long orgasm?

- Dr Cameron, from the TV series House [more quotes here]

Sex aside, I'm typing this as a response to Comrade's post [RANDTS To The Next Level].

I guess I did say I wanted to have a dynamic group blog sometime back then. However, it must be said that I think we do have that environment now, to some extent. Judging by the posts' content, we have an extremely varied level of topics relating to current issues and even personal problems on the blog.

...just my two cents' worth...

But for our blog to be truly 'dynamic', there needs to be some degree of engagement, comment-wise, with our audience - the readers of RANDTS. Blogger-wise, we're getting loads of comments from the people who contribute to RANDTS, but near nothing from the readers of the blog.

I was made to understand that RANDTS does have a substantial following from around the country (although these statistics are by no means comparable to the more established blogs out there). Somehow though, there doesn't seem to be a very enthusiastic response here from them, despite them telling me how much they enjoy reading the posts we put up here.

Personally, I'm against imposing a quota at all for a number of reasons. One of them is because I'm not as frequent a poster as Comrade. Another is because some readers mentioned that coming to RANDTS actually gives them an information overload (due to the large number of posts that crop up when they don't drop by the site for a few days).

In the end, it all boils down to the question of 'quality vs quantity'. Too many posts may not necessarily be a good thing. I'd prefer it if we let things stay as they are now. We'll definitely streamline a few things here and there, but we can always work those out later.

~verus rara avis~

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  1. Comrade Cripple said...

    One thing, I see about really popular group blogs like BoingBoing and Metafilter is they are updated daily with 5 or 6 posts. I don't really find them overloaded with info, but that's just me. Maybe my quota is a bit selfish because I post too much. Actually one of the reasons I put up a voluntary quota is because sometimes RANDTS looks stale with the same old posts. Don't get me wrong but judging from the response of our fellow RANDTSters my urge has been absorbed.

    Now what should we do about comments? We need our readers to have the burning desire to comment,  


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