“Daily posts are a legacy of a Web 1.0 mindset and early Web 2.0 days (meaning 12 months ago!). The pressure around posting frequency will ultimately become a significant barrier to the maturity of blogging“
There’s a lot to be said for that view, especially in regards to reader burn out, but it depends on how you define blogs. Blogging didn’t start out as a collection of “quality”, instructional articles. It started out as pointers to interesting things. To my mind, value is about the relationship created between the readers and writers, and that relationship can be created and maintained in a variety of ways.
That’s how talk-back radio works, eh. Talk-back radio takes issues and creates discussion around those issues. Often personality driven. Listen if you want. Switch off if you don’t. Ever had problems leaving a forum? I bet it was due to a sense of belonging, rather than any perceived issues of quality.
I’ve drifted off topic 🙂 Basicly, I don’t think it has to with frequency, or lack thereof. I think it has to do with relationships and participation.
Scott Karp sums up nicely: the individual is the brand:
“The blogging phenomenon has made it possible for an individual to become a media brand â€” even for blogs that have an institution-like name….As Google continues to destroy the value of branded content, individual media brands may be the last line of defense. Individual talent as media destination may be the only viable alternative to search and social networking as portals to the web”.
I’d go one step further and say it is the relationship that’s the most valuable thing.