Been thinking about the direction for PMO lately, and where best to focus my energies.
The main reason I made it was that I had this pretty decent gimmick going on my LJ with a lot of links to various news stories, interesting things, whatever. Besides some people being irritated by my posts(some to the point of removing me), I thought I might be able to fare well enough on a website.
Since E3, things have dulled a bit, news-wise. Rockstar’s in trouble, Cracker Jack’s an asshole, and the Wii and PS3 are coming out soon. And then there’s a lot of other stuff which largely doesn’t interest me(and the above stuff only in select cases).
I go to a site like Go Nintendo, and while there is some neat stuff, so much of it makes me wonder why I bother. Oh, look, a Wii ad in Swahili depicting the remote. Yawn.
Anyway, as I said, trying to decide where to focus my energies. I’ve been doing more original stuff lately, and one person’s even said that they’d give up the news for more stuff of that caliber, and it did get me to thinking.
Ultimately, those of you who actually visit the site, what do you like? What don’t you care about? What do you want to see more of? I get a fair number of hits, but I’m not really able to determine for what, precisely. My LJ was a good place to get people replying to certain topics and discussing them, but that has really dropped off at PMO, even from what the site used to see for replies.
I’ve thought of dumping general news, and focusing more on Points of Interest(which would probably take the “Daily ‘Shroom” name), and perhaps just adding the real breaking stuff in there, or even go back to combining the two. Or give a story its own post and my thoughts, but less of them(and typically if I’ve something to add). While news has largely become a matter of running through the motions for me(at least, that’s what it feels like), and it’s the content with the least longevity on the site(a good interview or story is good forever, in most cases. But would you really care about Bully‘s kissing boys in a few years?), if I know people like it and want it, that’s enough for me to keep going.
And Tubin’ and Forwarded Fun would stay as well, plus original content.
So basically, this is an informal survey to figure out where I should go. Please, don’t hesitate to reply, even if you’re good with everything. I really need to know here.
I’ll probably see how replies go, and make my decision either by this time next week or when interest in the subject dies down, whichever.
The Daily ‘Shroom and Points of Interest will go up later today.