We’ve also — completely against the trend — slowed down our
process. We’ve tried to work longer on stories for greater impact,
and publish fewer quick-takes that we know you can consume
elsewhere. We’re actually publishing, on average, roughly
one-third fewer posts on Salon than we were a year ago (from 848
to 572 in December; 943 to 602 in January). So: 33 percent fewer
posts; 40 percent greater traffic.
Good news. But it shouldn’t be surprising that for a certain audience, quality is far more important than quantity.