moTi - 4:07 pm on Jan 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
if you speak of the general vibe, i can tell you i have a new website project online since one year. in the recent months i got the impression, that the audience here consists mostly of a bunch of old farts (no offense) who have their websites online since 1997, quite a few made some serious money and didn't change that much on their side since then. the moaning threads about google serps deteriorating for them and seo not being what it used to be are representative for that lifestyle. pure preservation of the beloved former status. thinking they have the right to stay on top of the serps forever with their old stuff.
now this attitude doesn't help me in my current situation, where i have completely different issues with fresh content trying to rank against the establishment. i have other interests than preserving, i wanna grow my new business.
if you speak of WebmasterWorld activity concretely, i have the feeling, that the platform is slightly getting neglected by the new owner(?). a year ago, there were 5 or so fresh headlines in the highlighted posts every day. now, there's maybe one in two days on average. considering the deteriorating overall activity, could be that it's mutually dependent, but then again, it's not too difficult to headline a bunch of new interesting webmaster issues from the tech news every day. it's like a blog where you notice that the blogger has slowed down his activity and doesn't post frequently anymore. you lose interest or at least decide to adapt and slow down your visiting or participation frequency.
on the other hand, it's all natural lifecycle. there's only so much you can philosophize about google serps, as most of that stuff isn't in your hands. adsense is another example: the program exists since 2004 and hasn't really changed since then. most issues have been covered over and over, and the newbies ask questions that the senior members have already dealt with long ago. few new input.
if you speak of your own website building activity, i can comprehend in so far, as if you don't invent anymore, you naturally lose passion over time. but that's your problem. stay hungry, stay up to date, stay fit.