Here's one for us all to ponder. Opinions welcome although, remember, this is a benevolent dictatorship so I'll still make up my own mind on this.
I know a while back we were touting for new authors when things had gone quiet here. Things have changed since both with the return of some old friends and the general upping of the ante from everyone. The last few weeks we've had bordering 50 brilliant posts a week from 15 authors. Presume that each of those gets an average of say 5 comments. That's now 300 items of information for us to read every week if we want to be completist and keep up.
In the last few days (post Voodoolady joining) I've had another 2 people touting for the possibility of writing here, both recommended by fellow LBPs. So the question is do we say "here and no further"?
Do we cap our numbers? Do we keep adding? Do we let allcomers in? Do we close the doors for the moment for the sake of keeping up with volume of content?
The more people start to read here the more this is likely to happen and the last thing I want is those who have worked so hard here for the last few months to have their writing drowned out by sheer weight of content. Having said that new blood has always been good to us.