Metafilter is a very large “community” blog, meaning that once you’re a member you can post interesting things you find on your journeys around the “internets.” Take a browse through Metafilter and you will see that is a mish-mash of all sorts of things from brazillian waxes to the lastest in software.
The reason I’m bringing up Metafilter is that someone posted an onlineactivist story on “trickle blogging.” Did I mention Metafilter is a LARGE site? It definitely is, and that story provided onlineactivist with over 1,500 unique visitors last night alone.
And then the traffic stopped. Dead.
The “editors” of Metafilter took down the “trickle blog” post saying that it was a little to “thin on information.” I guess generating the interest of 1,500 people in an hour or so is thin for them. It is this type of editing lately on a Metafilter that has seen it fall in it’s rankings. That, and the fact that the community members have evolved into a pretty rude and crude bunch who regulalry tell people to f**k off in their comments.
All that being said, I think it is still worthwhile to sign up for Metafilter and become part of the community, which will allow you to post on things related to your activist efforts. The site does not take kindly to using your membership as a means of flogging your own blog, but I find that for every 5 posts I do on Metafilter, I can creatively slip in one or two that will drive some traffic to my sites.
Just don’t take the comments to your posts too seriously, they are a pretty crude bunch!