ArchivesNext has a very thoughtful post on NARA's decision not to do a web snapshot of governmental sites at the end of the current administration. While she originally disagreed with the idea, upon closer reflection, she seems to have changed her mind.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I've now been blogging here (somewhat) consistently for 5 months, and I must admit, it is difficult to remain patient in the hopes of attracting an audience. It often feels like I am writing in a vacuum, frankly, because so few readers comment on this blog.
For those of you who do read the blog consistently, thank you. I do appreciate you. Please tell your friends.
Now please, tell me what I can do to bring in more readers. What features do you enjoy? What could you care less about? What would you like to see more of? What am I doing right?
If you yourself blog for your special collections library, what has been most successful in drawing readers? Inquiring minds want to know, especially since I'm trying at the moment to write a chapter about blogging in special collections for the book I'm co-authoring with Beth Whittaker at OSU. The chapter is stuck, frankly, because I'm finding very little success with this blog, and am still just beginning to examine other examples of successful special collections blogs that have an audience. If you know of examples, by all means, send them my way.
If you have more than 10 subscribers, tell me, what's your secret?