My latest blog feature is a rating system for posts and pages.
Why now? I wanted to “branch out” a while. Writing is still the main focus here; and the “Road to Glory” feature is now a fixture; but an experimental expansion has been in the works.
As Jules Winnfield might ask, “Example.”
Many know I spend time on my heavily-modified PSP. I thought a while about a monthly visual gaming feature. I often play in cycles, and most titles fall outside the realm of popularity: especially since many games are imports or via emulation; which could keep things unique around here.
Going in another direction is a sports recap. I played in various Yahoo Fantasy leagues more than a few years now, and this NFL season I started my own small league; emphasizing on luck and fun rather than aggression or hyper-competitiveness. Yahoo added automated weekly recaps (which I found highly amusing) of head-to-head team match-ups; which I want to retroactively post.
[Note: If any of you have a Yahoo account and want to get in on future action, let me know. I still have a college bowl “pick ’em” league with open slots too at this moment.]
Incorporating other interests can showcase my other facets without
perpetuating blogging tropes relying on personal dramatics or day-to-day struggles to keep things interesting. My goal is to keep this place entertaining above all else.
Other past ideas were things like older album reviews or canceled television shows; but working on novels, scripts, or short stories seem a better way to spend my allocated writing time for now.
Many renovations got made to the blog this year, but I want much more: even if things seem at a standstill for now.
What else for the future? I wanted more than just a sidebar and the About heading at the top, such as a contact or feedback area; offering an easier way for people to get in touch or ask questions. One long-in-the-making addition has been a supporter section to thank followers; or paying time and mind to this blog. A timeline or achievements section has personal appeal, but hinges more on my free time.
Some of the above will likely be incorporated into my 2013 resolutions. On that note, a Road to Glory tab would be a great addition to help keep me accountable; since those monthly goals play part in a decade-long plan.
Hopefully the ratings addition proves a great way to see where to occupy my time when not writing; or even what to procrastinate with.
As always, comments (and now ratings) are welcome.