After a two-day spurt following the link from David Morgan-Mar’s LiveJournal, Da Blog fell back to essentially the levels it held prior. Which could mean one of two things. It could mean the people who came here weren’t interested in my writing long-term, which probably means the comment I received saying “I can’t imagine why you don’t have a job” is a minority opinion.
Or it could mean everyone is reading off the RSS feed (and not being moved to comment) or the-zaniak’s LiveJournal feed. the-zaniak left a comment the last time I brought up the LiveJournal feed, leaving what seemed to me to be a good enough justification for what seemed to me to be redundancy: aiding the addition of Da Blog to people’s LiveJournal friend lists.
But the more I think about it, the more I don’t like it. There are several inferiorities of the LiveJournal feed to the Blogger-provided RSS feed. I don’t know this for certain, but it appears that the LiveJournal feed allows people to leave their comments on the LiveJournal feed, and not on Da Blog. I’m not paying attention to comments left on the LiveJournal feed, so you’re going to need to head over here to comment. For you, LJ updates only at certain intervals (as opposed to every post) and might not be updating with every single post. (It omits the post that caused that spurt of popularity in the first place, but does include older posts.)
Also, it appears that Blogger allows me to add to the RSS feed an element that cannot be included in the LiveJournal feed. That’s something I’ve been thinking about and that I may have more on later in the week.
Oh, and if you don’t like my writing, feel free to let me know as well. You don’t even have to engage in constructive criticism; just telling me I suck should be good enough for me to keep my ego in check. But don’t overdo it.