Like this precocious six month-old, CC is up and walking quicker than average. Thanks to you, we’re growing steadily, with over a half-million views so far, and over 55k Unique Visitors. The trend line has picked up in the past few weeks, undoubtedly in response to increased and more diverse content in response to our growing list of Contributors. I put out a call for help a few months ago, and although it was a bit slow at first, new writers are popping up almost daily, it seems. But walking creates its own set of challenges and questions: like which direction do we head off to? Supervised, or not?
And how to manage it all, and maintain certain standards and expectations? I’m actually spending more time now, editing and coordinating. How important is that anyway? Should CC be more like an open forum where anyone can post, or is maintaining quality important? How high should the bar be?
And what is the right amount of content per day? Is there such a thing as too many Curbside Classics daily? How about more short pieces in addition to CCs, for those that want more variety and quantity?
And what constitutes a CC? It seems pretty clear that almost any car qualifies, if something interesting can be said about it. There’s never been an age limit to it. As the subtitle up top says: “Every Car Has A Story”. So I’m quite happy to see pieces on newer cars, but others will have to write them, mostly.
CC is a place to share our stories, experiences and perspectives on any car, but it has to be interesting. Speaking of, here’s what readers have found most compelling, our ten most widely read posts so far:
6. Honda N600
10. 1979 VW Scirocco
A pretty eclectic bunch. Keep in mind, that these stats may reflect posts having been linked to by other sites and forums.
Now back to those questions above, or any other site related comments: