I discovered that earlier today.
I was surfing around E2 waiting for inspiration to hit, when I got a wave of /msgs from various uses about nodespace of mine that needed maintainence. Not that I mind, or anyhing -- I like the fact that there are users who care about the upkeep of the database, but it made me think about how much of my node time is set forth to maintaining my previous nodage. I worked it out (roughly) to the tune of 5-10% of my time is spent going over old nodes, fixing spelling, changing them to appease the XP gods and updating them for the current information (on my technical nodes); and chances are this will increade geometrically as my nodeshare does.
I can only wonder how people like Sarcasmo can find the time to do his Node of the day... and I break out in a cold sweat at the though of how much time Everything2's Best User spends on node maintainence. Probably as much time as Nate spends maintaining the actual *code*.
So, young noders of the world, harken to me: Although you may yet be at Level 2 with only 50 Nodes, chances are you will someday possess many hundreds of them. Keep that in mind.
Don't Node Anything you don't want to have to look after later, because sometime, somewhere, someone will message you saying "There are only 2 'o's in FooBar."