I've watched the rise of the blog for the past year with interest. Never thought i'd write one, but things change. Anyways this blog will hopefully chart the progress of Wikinews from its small beginnings - to world domination. Basically this blog is a place for all my rants

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What goes up... must come down

After a fantastic July when we had a 60% increase in articles, August was awful. Article count dropped 34% to just 254 articles. Back in March we were writing 100 more than that!

Despite the decreased output, readership and page impressions seem to be continueing there steady rise. I'm sure the new contest will give all our figures a lift.We will see very soon.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Wikinews has lost a part of itself

Amgine and Davodd have left Wikinews. These two contributors rank among our most influential and prolific. Davodd is a professional journalist and Amgine, who had been with Wikinews from Day 1, is a tech expert. It is a big blow and comes only a month or so after DV left. Dan and Nick remain at war. Paul is still spreading paranoia and conspiracy theories. The Ass Puss vandel is still alive and active. Story count is down. Activity is low. Country of the Week has stopped working.

And me... I was on holidays for two weeks and the place falls down without me!