This morning, I was asking myself this question, “How large (in terms of quality original articles) would EzineArticles.com have to be in order to provide useful results to nearly every single person who would ever come to the site to use it?”
1 million, 5 million, 10 million articles?
At 300k articles and 37k registered members today, it would appear that even with being 7 years old, EzineArticles is only a small child when it comes to evaluating its life cycle.
How will we know when we hit the point that the depth of EzineArticles.com meets 99.9999% of every users query?
Growing up, my Dad would say that if I dig a hole deep enough, I’ll dig all the way down to China. Of course, he didn’t tell me there would be miles of bedrock and red hot molten nickel at the core of the Earth that I’d have to survive in order to get to China, but I always knew that China was the destination if I wanted to know how deep my hole was going to need to be dug.
Heck, I’m not even sure China is directly on the other side of the globe from Wisconsin… :)
Perhaps it’s not important to know how large we must be in order to address every users query or use of EzineArticles.com, but it would be a good mental exercise to ponder in order to help our team think bigger about what our ultimate mission and vision will be at maturity.