Sometime soon I’m going to be migrating this blog from WordPress to my Gothtigger site. I just need a working brain and my technical support guy to have some free time (Hi Stephen!).
Thinking about moving is a great time to evaluate how things are going on the blog: is it working, where can I add some fun elements. So I’ve been noodling around with some ideas and I really would like input.
A-Project-A-Day – separate blog?
I feel like we are building a little community around the A-Project-A-Day blog posts. Should I hive these off into a separate blog? Have the two blogs running side by side. A-Project-A-Day simply gets all the Project blog posts in a nice clean place by themselves. All other posts including meta ones like this one stay on my main blog. What do you think? Yes? No? Advice? Advice and thoughts eagerly sought please?
Building a community?
A few people have now commented here and on lists that they’d like to do something like A-Project-A-Day for themselves, but they are worried about the time committment of locking themselves into a schedule. I do feel like we are building a community here so I would like to offer space here where other people can join in and add their Project posts on an ad hoc basis. So you can join in if you want without time pressure. I figure I can offer this in two ways – guest blogging or a separate blog.
For example if I made every second Saturday “Super Blogger Saturday” and that day’s post would be put up by someone other than me. Either you could email your content to me ahead of time and I can format and publish it on that day or I could make you an author on the site and you can put the post up yourself. This would be open to any of my friends – a way to post irregularly without any time hassles. This could widen the pool of charts being discussed on the Project, but could conversely be seen as a cop-out as the content wasn’t all coming from my stash anymore. Again thoughts, ideas, comments, would *you* be interested in being a guest blogger?
A new communal Blog?
Yes potentially a third blog. A copy of the Project-a-Day format but open for all friends to use as a communal Project-A-Day blog. So you upload your Project posts when you want to; regularly or when the mood hits. If no-one posts, the blog lays quiet for a while, but it is still there for anyone who wants to have a go.
There would definitely need to be some rules such as no product/designer-bashing, designers don’t review their own charts etc but we could work on these if this comes about. What do you think? Is this a good idea? Or a spectacular failure?
So thoughts, ideas, would you be interested in taking an active part in this or are you happy just reading what I put out? Is this ready to put out in polls or should I noodle it about some more? Talk to me please. I want opinions 🙂