Although I’ve never been to a Marie Callender’s before (which may explain why I weigh well less than 300 pounds), I remember their old slogan: “Come for the food, stay for the pie.” Slope is somewhat like that: people come for the charts, but they stay for the comments.
Indeed, the comments section is the bedrock of Slope’s popularity. Morning, noon, and night, 365 days a year, people are chattering away. I’ve been getting some pushback for doing too many posts, which tends to break up conversations and spoil the rhythm. Yesterday, for instance, I counted no fewer than a dozen posts (two of which were for Slope+ members only). I agree, that’s just too many.
So I’m going to dial back on the frequency of posts. It’s more work for me to keep pushing out content, and I’m not even sure why I try so hard: plenty of one-man financial blogs have one or two posts per week, let alone new content every couple of hours. We’ll see how it goes, but I hope this helps make conversations more contiguous and enjoyable.