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Posted on Where have all the flowers gone, and why?

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 02:28 PM

It is a very natural effect for a website that requires more attention than simply a glance at a blog or a comment posted in a forum. LJ takes a lot of time to keep up with. People come and post a few, or many, things. Then something in life gets in the way – a new home or job, medical issues, a new girlfriend, other interests, whatever.

A few weeks away is all that is expected, but then it becomes harder and harder to consider getting back into the swing. Maybe the first serious sit-down catch-up session leaves them feeling disconnected or nothing that day happens to inspire them and the flame to hang around dims further. “Oh, nothing really new here. I am going to go check out for awhile.”

This is the natural cycle of things – happens with a gym membership, a video game or new tool. Excitement peaks early – and a lot of people drop off or fade away after the initial rush.

This is why websites (or gyms or restaurants or . . .) have to constantly refresh the active member pools by attracting new viewers.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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