Wow…I’m blown away, again! So much posted at one time with so little time to read.
I am reposting this article as a gentle suggestion. My personal opinion is that we should limit our posting articles to just a few a day, perhaps spread out throughout the day if you post more than two.
When I go to FW to read, I usually start with the newest ten submissions, because of my limited time to spent reading. I am able to read that many and take the time to leave a comment on the articles.
I feel that your best chance of being read is by limiting your postings in this way. Once they go off the newest ten submissions your chances of being read are somewhat reduced unless you are being tracked.
I hope this is taken in the spirit in which it is being suggested. Everyone would like their articles read, I am sure, and I believe more people would have this chance if we all follow this outline for submissions.
God bless and keep writing, but posting more than two a day can cause, “Lack-a-read;” The writers curse.
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I could never post more than one article a day. I never seem to be able to write so many. I take my hat off to people who can find so many different things to say in a short space of time. However, I do get your point.
Lucian, this has been an issue as long as there have been sites like FaithWriters. It was even worse when the "What's New" page only had 100 entries on it. You could post an article and be pushed off in less than a day because of the number of submissions by the same people. Short of blocking people from submitting more than 3 things a day, there's not much that can be done about it. The ones who most need to realize it are the ones who won't ever see your message or any posting on the message boards. The thing that always strikes me as absurd about posting so much is that you work very hard to prepare a piece of work. Far better to leave it as your display piece for about a week, so that it gets the most reads possible. For example, if you post an article then go and comment on some other articles, other people may come and read your most recent work. Whether it's on the What's New page or not doesn't really matter. That piece of work will still be read. I have about 5 pieces of work at FaithWriters and they have had a lot of readers over the time they've been posted. But if someone posts about 15 poems in a row, the chances are that they may never get more than a reader or two at a time and actually end up just pushing everyone and themselves right down the list and into the archives. As I said, I understand what your saying because I've seen it happening for years. Love, Deb
You are so right.
One person must have posted 4 or 5 articles at a time, one right after the other so I skipped reading them all.
To have 4 or 5 articles at one time in the top 10 articles I felt was unfair to the other writers.