So I am watching the site and the number of fics being uploaded and I am just stunned at how damn fast things are cycling through. It seems like a story stays on the front page chart for a day and a half, on average. That is insane. That is both good and bad.
It is good because that means that we have a lot of authors providing a lot of stories for people to read. This ensures that there is enough of a spread of literary styles and topics that everyone should be able to find a fic that fits what they are searching for, whether it is a one shot, a series of short chapters or a novel or a huge fricking serial. This is all good.
The bad is that things move so fast that is people do not check the page everyday they are liable to miss stories they are interested in. This could be problematic for people who have computer issues or home troubles limiting their ability to access the site and get the stories. There is so much fic generated in a week that it would take a while to sort through it all to find the stories you might want, if you only have once a week access.
This also means things like 300 Rains will be gone later tonight or by tomorrow afternoon. Personally that saddens me because I want more people to read the whole story, but I guess more fic is better than less when it is all said and done. Besides, the overall quality of the fic here is decent so its not like the reader is getting too screwed.
Perhaps I should stop whinging. I just want more readers. Is that so bad?