I came to JoeUser in September of 2003. Those that have been here a similar amount of time have seen my "activity" on the site wax and wane with seeming randomness. My participation has been "random" because I haven't had any goal in mind for my blogging. I originally joined when blogging was in its infancy and just wanted a place to spew whatever was on my mind. It has served me well.
Over time, I saw that this wasn't a universal goal. Some folks actually wish to develop a readership, and they want their blog to be high on the JU list of Top Users or Top Blogs, assumably because this serves to further their goal of having a readership.
I fully respect that goal, even though it is not my own, and so I am conscious of things I might do that would interfere with others' goals in much the same way that I would respect that other people exist in real life. Example - I would not cut in line because the other people in line have an equal right to be served.
With that in mind, I'd like to make a small suggestion to fellow JUs. You can safely put this in the "Preaching to the choir" category for all except one particular blogger, but since we aren't supposed to name names, preaching to the choir is the "correct" thing to do.
If you have lots of opinions, that's awesome. It's good to think about lots of things, and it's good to have opinions. But if you have, say, 10 opinions on a given day, it would be very respectful of you to create one article called "Today's Opinions" and put them all in that one article. The reason is, many people navigate the "recent articles" list, and if you post 10 articles in one day, you are removing exposure of other bloggers who wish to have their blogs read, as well. You also make it hard for me, who likes to read the opinions of more than just one person, to use the recent articles feature of the site to do so. This is unkind. It's unkind to the people writing on the site, and it's unkind to those of us that might just want to use the site to read. I respectfully request that you please stop.