Tuesday Chatter: Feedback Welcome

sourcererDuring the first year I blogged here, I posted a lot of planning-type stuff and sometimes asked for reader feedback. One of the reasons I did that was because most of my social media friends were people I knew only in the blogosphere. I stopped doing it in January because one of my goals for the year was to turn Sourcerer into a seamless five-or-six-day-a-week pop culture blog.

But anyone who’s trying to build audience for creative work is wise to ask readers what they want now and then. So I’m asking for feedback on a few things today. Everyone is welcome to chime in.

  1. Comics, TV, and Movies have been the core of our content here so far. The tv/movie blogging has tended to focus on comics-based, horror, and occasionally sci-fi series. If we were going to expand our tv/movie offerings, what would you like to see?
  2. On the stand-alone photos. How many of you enjoyed those enough to stop by regularly for them? And those of you who did like them (it’s ok to be honest here) — did you typically interact with them by coming to the blog itself, or did you interact with them solely from your reader and/or on twitter?
  3. Look/feel. Anything I can do to improve your experience of this blog as a reader from a layout-design-widget standpoint?

Any other constructive feedback to help us improve the blog is welcome. We’re getting into the time of year where I do any redesign & long-term content planning that needs to be taken care of before we get back into the starting blocks for 2016.

Also, would any or you who have never contributed here before like to step aboard and join our hearty crew? If so, hit me up and we’ll work out a way to discuss it privately.

arrr, Mateys!

arrr, Mateys!

Other notes 

We’ve got a collaborative review of the Fantastic Four movie from Hannah and Melissa running tomorrow, and you don’t want to miss that. Also, I’m working on a guest post for Hannah. Not sure when it’ll be finished or when it will run, but the first draft is done.

We’re taking Thursday as an off-day for a bit. We’ve never been the strongest on Thursdays, and I’m to the point where I’m just not willing to publish our valuable, wordy content on Thursdays unless we have a glut of it, or unless we work out a specific plan for that day. If I do anything at all on Thursdays for the next little while, it’s going to be to reblog and/or do quick roundups to encourage you to visit some of our contributors & friends.

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7 thoughts on “Tuesday Chatter: Feedback Welcome

    • Thanks! It’s a puzzle. I’ve had photos pull better than 40 likes, but they’re nowhere on the “most popular” radar when I look at views. Trying to figure out whether or not and hour spent loading 4 photo posts is worth it, or if I should just be squeezing out more words with that hour.

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  1. My rule for most photos is just to “like” them, on the site and not in WP reader or anything like that. So, yes, I liked them (really) when I just came to check in on the latest posts here.

    No idea on the TV/Movie types, but I love the collaborative review idea so far!

    I’m always adjusting the format of my blog, obviously and not so much, so no words of wisdom here. Keep on keeping on, that’s all I got 😀

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    • Thanks so much for the stop-by. I rarely click through on photos myself, and you can comment right from the reader.

      I’m seriously trying to figure out if they are worth it, as a long-term, hour-a-week-of-my-time proposition.

      They do add something. I’m just not sure how significant it is. Might be better off just instagramming with that hour, or drafting writtten posts.

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