What would the world be like if only blog posts with a notable "yay" count were shown on the front page? That would mean that anyone who wanted their posts to be shown there would have to get people's attention somehow (open to ideas on that), and if you actually want to read a blog consistently you'd have to subscribe to it.
- Good blogs actually get more members.
- No more junk on the front page.
- People might actually have a reason to "yay" posts.
- Front page looks good for visitors.
How do people get their blog posts noticed if they're not on the front page? How do people get others to visit their blogs in the first place? How do you let others know if you blog or post actually has meaningful content?