January 24, 2016

The Difficulties of Gauging the Publics Response

Reader comments are a poor method of figuring out what one's audience wants. Furthermore, if one is blogging as a hobby reader opinion is going to have necessarily limited (though non-zero) effect upon editorial decisions. For instance, if someone were to request, say, zorch videos, I would simply refer them to Gawker and probably block them.


Likewise, if no one comments on my visual media reviews this does not induce me to stop blogging about my interests and start blogging on topics that have recently inspired comments ie: about the weather, and language degeneracy. 

These are extreme examples of course, one does want to cater to ones audience somewhat, at least as long as one can remain true to oneself. If this were strictly a business, other dynamics would come into play. 

Why do I bring this up?

Well, if one wants to post something, then by all means do so. If one wants to solicit requests then do so. However, if one wants to (hypothetically mind you) post a disquisition on the pros and cons of the character-design choices  associated with a generally superb show that some suggest is slightly diminished by the decision to put most of its female cast members (and only the female cast) in spray on  skinsuits with integral heels (which might make sense in the context of depressurization hazard mitigation except for the one girl who is sporting Zettai Ryouiki) and you promise your audience a....ahem...comprehensive visual analysis and assessment of this theory...THEN POST IT.  Do not tease us for three months and then declare that since no interest was expressed in your comments section you're just going to blow off those of us who are sad lonely neckbeards interested in thoughtful analysis of  practical clothing choices in a variable gravity environment where exposure to vacuum is a nontrivial possibility. 

Well....that probably didn't appeal to my core audience at all...
As compensation, I'll just leave this completely unrelated item here. 


Niimi Kaoru, by Toten

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:08 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Gotcha. I'll get right on that.

Mee.nu stats are hard to read though. Can't tell if anyone at all is looking. Wordpress is much better in that one regard.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Jan 24 12:32:02 2016 (5Ktpu)

Posted by: Jccarlton at Mon Jan 25 01:31:32 2016 (jqaLb)

3 Right now I have to fast forward through the entire series to make sure that I have all of the female cast members, if available.... I'm sure I would be remiss if I missed the miss above.

But in my defense, I have multiple blogs as well as social media, and I tend to allocate my time where I get more feedback.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Jan 25 20:16:24 2016 (5Ktpu)

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