Hey, Where’d They Go?

A few people have mentioned that the large number of Bicycle Commuter Profiles we’ve been posting everyday have been a little overwhelming, and I have to say I don’t disagree. So, in an effort to not completely overwhelm our regular programming with updates to the Profiles section, I’ve now moved them to their own page. This will allow me to post more per day without making it difficult to find the other content. The plan is to post batches of updates to the Profiles page, then post only a single notification to the main page alerting readers to the update. Hopefully this will end up being a good compromise that works for both those who have told us they love the Profiles, and those who have expressed concerns over the large quantity that are coming in.

At this point we have approximately a 15 day backlog on posting Profiles. If you’ve already submitted your profile, thank you for your patience! We’ll get them posted as soon as we can. If you haven’t submitted a profile but you’d like to participate, please visit the Bicycle Commuter Profiles Page for more information.

7 Responses to “Hey, Where’d They Go?”

  • Andrew says:

    I appreciate this solution. I have to admit that I never really read them, despite being an avid fan of almost all the content on this site. I found myself doing a lot more skimming in the past week.

  • Jon Grinder says:

    Thank you. I think that this is a great way to handle the large influx of profiles, without swamping the blog content.

  • Karen Lynn Allen says:

    I’ve been enjoying the bike commuter profiles. I’m surprised they’re coming in from around the world! I especially like them when they include pictures of the person with their bike.

  • Alan says:

    Thanks, Karen. I’ll continue to post batches everyday, they just won’t show on the main page or in the RSS feed. Be sure to check the Profiles section to see the new ones.

    Alan

  • Pete says:

    Alan-
    I noticed if you are on a blog post “page” (like this one) the “previous post” and “next post” links at the top (with the arrows) still take you to the profile posts if they are next in line. Maybe you wanted it this way?

  • Alan says:

    Hi Pete,

    It’s possible to create an individual static “page” for each profile to take them out of the timeline, but it’s not really worth the effort. As it is now, each entry is still a blog post within the timeline (which explains the previous and next behavior you mentioned), it’s just that they don’t show on the front page or in the RSS feed.

    Thanks,
    Alan

  • Cullen says:

    Thanks for doing that, no offense. There were a few profiles that kept me captivated, so I thank you for not totally ditching them!

    I know that I’m a minority, but I’d like to see a few articles featuring recumbent bicycling. Or, better for me, recumbent TRIcycling!

 
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