Sunday, October 05, 2008

Duck And Cover!

I enjoy Duck And Cover, a blog commenting on a badly-written political comic, for reasons that (I ponder) may give a useful general formula:
  • Its focus is narrow enough that you know what you're getting when you go there (unlike, for example, REWinn Scrapbook)
  • It has new material often enough, but not too often.
  • The rate of new material is predictable: there's one new strip a day, therefore one new blog entry a day.
  • It lets visitors address serious issues (politics, sexism, lousy writing) in a light-hearted way
  • Its audience is small enough that you can make a noticeable comment, without being washed away by a thousand others.
All things come to an end; if publicizing Duck And Cover attracts fans, I may someday mournfully blog "Nobody goes there no more, it's too crowded!"

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