My rolling 30 day post count dropped crazily this weekend. I noticed, but with family committments, I didn't do anything about it. I think I posted 3 times on Sat and maybe 10 times today while podcasts were rendering. That was after I left Friday with a rolling count of over 500 and was down to the 460s this morning.
So imagine my surprise when I logged on tonight to get podcasts and the newsletter set, and found myself in 5th pace with 457 posts!
I haven't known where the top 10 are, only the top 5, and they've been well over 500 for months. I do't worry about it, and don't care, other than it's a metric for me to know how much I'm on the site. It helps to keep me involved with a goal of 400 posts a month.
However in the last 8 years, I've noticed that people come and go, they post a lot, or answer a lot of questions for 6 months or son and then drop off I think that's what's happened here, with a lot of people rolling off the list. 3 of the other 4 are people I expect to see there, and the top poster, I'm guessing, answered a bunch of QODs recently to get to that spot.
It's kind of cool to be back in that spot, but I'm not going to try and stay. I'll keep doing my thing and if I drop out, I'll stay there until the next time people roll off. I know I can continue to grind things out for a long time.