Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Facebook/Labour thing.

How many people are interested in my updates of this? I'm thinking of either

(a) moving it to another blog, for easy reference if it has sufficient popularity

(b) posting fortnightly/monthly downloadable digests of what has happened in the labour leadership/deputy race as far as facebook is concerned (hopefully with reference to outside media, if someone's willing to help me)

(c) reducing the updates to twice weekly and/or when something major happens. again, help re notification of any major press releases would be useful in this. (I'm interested to see how the groups' popularities respond to positive/negative media coverage of the candidates).

Your thoughts would be welcome. Thanks.


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Blogger Bloggers4Labour said...

Well it looks intriguing, though also a bit mystifying for the more aged and decrepit amongst us who might not have visited Facebook!

That said, I like graphs, and if there was a way of writing some code to work out the totals and produce grand totals for each candidate, your advocacy might encourage me to produce a widget people could insert in their pages (like our Recommendations, Dead Socialist Watch, etc.)

11/14/2006 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awful thinking comrade. You need to do the exact opposite. Blogging is a slog, and is comparable to trench warfare.

get onto some aggergator sites. click the buttons at the bottom of my sidebar for more.

You always start out in a bad place. But you only get anywhere by staying put, and being determined. You need to get swapping links with people, and commenting on other sites; it's all contribution to that gigantic debate we call politics. I know it seems an effort, but once you make the initial effort to read and comment at others' pages, you start to find them really interesting.

You also need to stay where yo are. and bear in mind that the more posts you right, the more searches come up trumps, and the more people see your posts linked at bloggers4labour. If anything, increase the volume of posting.

Readership figures have a proportionally exponential trend when compared to effort put in. And it's always a bitch for the first couple of months, but it gets so much more rewarding with just a little input.

Soldier on comrade, you've gained one regular reader here.

11/14/2006 11:29 PM  
Blogger Scrybe said...

Such a widget would be utterly brilliant! I'm graph-happy too, lol. Uh...I don't know about code-writing, but I'll get in touch with my techie friends about that. If you're LDN-based, I could meet up for a coffee to discuss how to do this (dragging said techie friends with me, of course, lol).

I'm hoping some non-mac using facebookers will send me some screenshots of the groups - some of the comments are amusing.

11/14/2006 11:31 PM  
Blogger Scrybe said...

el tom,

thanks for that (just read it). I agree with you about blog-popularity, but I'm just a little concerned about making the info on the facebook thing easy to access. I shall be soldiering on, and I was an addict of certain blogs way before starting this one - the addiction has only grown, lol.

but I am pressed for time, between this, work and next-job hunting. oh, and mphil applying. so any notification of news that may affect the size of these groups would definitely be much appreciated. just in case I miss something.

11/14/2006 11:35 PM  

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