Posted Sep 29, 2005 3:34 UTC (Thu) by stefie10
Parent article: An LWN status update
I think you should try to get slashdotted regularly. Maybe you could make LWN free three months out of the year, and hope that lots of articles get slashdotted in that time. Or maybe when you have a particularly good/interesting article, you make it available for free and submit it to slashdot. (Even coordinate with Rob Malda.) If you got slashdotted once a month, you'd have a stream of new readers who might potentially turn into subscribers once they see a lot of tantilizing headlines that they can't read yet.
I also agree that link forwarding would help. I have at least one friend who I think would subscribe. Convincing him to subscribe would be much easier if I could forward him cool links occasionally, rather than trying to tell him verbally about LWN.
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