As we wrap up 50/90 I am curious as to how others felt about the participation level this year.
First I will say this was my fourth 50/90 and I wrote 8 new songs that I really like. I enjoyed quite a few forum conversations and heard a lot of great new music. So it was a very nice experience!
But to me it felt like participation was down this year. It seemed fairly active for a couple of weeks but then seemed to drop to a low level after that. And unfortunately I find that my own interest/participation tends to drop fairly quickly once the site gets quiet.
I did a quickie chart (click link below) based solely on overall song count for both 50/90 and FAWM for the past 7 years and this seems to show this year was indeed down a bit but perhaps not as much as I thought. Also, this does not take into consideration things like forum participation and commenting.
So I was just wondering what others felt about their 50/90 experience this year! Did it seem slower than usual, about the same or more active to you?