Friday, November 2, 2012

Vote for the Blog Matter!

Chiz, we're really getting tired of these lame posts! Seriously, we're getting sick of your shit.
Yeah, well I'm getting shit of your sick! But I'm going to hold a legitimate vote this time with the remaining options that I have deemed plausible.

Option 1:

Use the blog as Carl’s personal journal where he muses about life and/or current events where the varying 7 deadly sins input their opinions. It’ll essentially be like a verbose comic strip without cool pictures.

Positives:
-Easy to maintain and manage
-Endless supply of subject matter
-Only requires myself

Negatives:
-I'm lazy, so posting will be infrequent

Option 2:

Dan over at Shameful Promotions had the idea of having a different writer represent each of the Cardinal Sins. It could either be an advice column where anyone may ask a question and have it answered by each of the writers (maintaining their character in the process),  or each writer may tackle a designated issue for the week.
Positives:
-Gets other writers involved
-The blog will be extremely active
Negative:
-Requires a significant amount of faithful writers
-Blogs are typically dead on weekends
Option 3:

Rent out a domain and ditch the Carl idea, essentially making a universal blog. In other words, use each of the 7 Deadly Sins as links to sections of the catering to certain subjects.
For example,
Gluttony: Food/Dining
Lust: Fashion
Envy: Cool electronics/devices
Greed: Economics
Wrath: Sports
Pride: Self help
Sloth: Video games/Entertainment
Positives:
-Your number 1 stop for anything and everything
-Get a wider variety of readers

Negatives:
-Requires absurd amount of writers
-Particularly difficult to manage
-I suck with html or whatever I'l be using

I'm still open to suggestions as well, but please cast your vote if you feel any of these ideas are particularly good. Also, if you are absolutely positive that you'd be able to assist with the blog, let me know. It still may be a singular blog, but if I have enough volunteers, we can make it a lot more interesting.

I suck at organizing things. The End.

UPDATE:
Please leave your email if you are interested in participating in option 2.

28 comments:

  1. oh! I came to vote and there is no poll? I have to actually write it down - blimey! Ermmmmm,.....I say the option that works, have you got writers lined up for the one that requires an 'insane amount', most feasible is you but that means pulling your socks up and knuckling down etc. etc. ;) In the end..whatever makes you happy!

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    1. Yeah, if it begins to feel like a job to me, I'll definitely ditch the option. We'll see which direction I head in.

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  2. I'll volunteer if you go for option 2. That's where my vote lies.

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    1. Although it's still a possibility, I have decided to at least ditch the 7 writers idea and maybe go with just a handful or so.

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  3. Naturally my vote goes to my own idea.

    www.ask-a-sin.com - Pose a question to a sin as it relates to your troubles.

    Volunteers?

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    1. That's a good name for the blog too. Though, as I've stated to you earlier. We've got to hit the drawing boards once more.

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  4. I vote number two, and I would be willing to volunteer :)

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    1. Excellent. Though, option 2 is becoming a bit difficult to organize, I will definitely keep you in mind should I eventually take the route.

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  5. One of the biggest mistakes I made during my blogging career was to go off at a tangent. I have run several blogs with varying degrees of success. I should never have wavered.

    My first blog reached over 1.5 million pageviews at which point I tried to cater for what I believed people wanted to read. It was foolish because it wasn't what attracted that number in the first place.

    My advice - for what it's worth - would be to follow your heart and post exactly how you want to, not as you perceive what others find interesting.

    You do not have to restrict yourself to a journal of sorts nor as a themed blog. Just write whatever feels right at the time. Some posts may fall flat, so what? It happens to everyone.

    Guest posts can be a tonic and would suit those who do not have the time to post regularly on a blog of their own but it is only a short-term 'fix' and ultimately not a 'piece of you'.

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    1. Thanks for the awesome comment! Yeah, I'm definitely leaning towards keeping Chiz Chat running, though I'd still like to try my luck at a different blog. I'm thinking the guest post option may be the best course of action because as I have already discovered, it's difficult to keep in contact with several writers at once.

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  6. I think option one might be the best idea. Option two is pretty cool but could be difficult to maintain. I was part of a multi-person blog and we only had three people and it only lasted a matter of months. So I'm going to vote option one. Don't worry about sporadic posting either.

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    1. Yeah, I've discovered how difficult it is to manage a lot of writers and I have yet to even start the blog yet. Anyway, I might be leaning toward option 1 now, but it's clear that I'm still going to focus on Chiz Chat as well.

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  7. I like one. But will volunteer for two. I'll be sloth. If I never answered any readers questions, it would be in character.

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    1. That's funny that you mention that because I was actually thinking of having the Sloth character say nothing thoughout all the posts. It makes sense, right?

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  8. I like the number 2 idea and would even volunteer if I wasn't having trouble keeping up with my own right now. I would have opted for Sloth, but I see Paul already did. I think I should get it though because i procrastinated longer:)

    I have to admit though, I like one:)

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    1. Yeah, it seems like 1 is the most viable option as 7 writers seems a bit hectic. The thought it it already scares me.

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  9. JP has said everything I would say only better. Follow you gut here.

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    1. Yeah, I'm seeing that that's the best option at the moment seeing as it's already starting to feel like a job.

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  10. I couldn't figure out which choice offered the best snacks, so I'm not voting.

    Which one has snacks?

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    1. Well if I were to do option 2, I'd assign a writer to bring snacks for the week. If it's option 1, then I'll have to bring the snacks, but I warn you, I was voted off the town soccer board for bringing the lamest snacks.

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  11. I see your first option getting overly complicated, very fast. I'd say start with your second option then, given popularity, bump it up to the third.

    I'd be down for helping with the second one.

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    1. Awesome! Thanks, Elton. Yeah, I've got much more thought to put into this endeavor. I'll keep you in mind once I figure out what the hell I'm doing.

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  12. I say go with number 1 but not necessarily have all sins weigh in every time...some subjects just will not translate well.

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    1. Yeah, I was trying to think of ways to incorporate the sins in to all the posts, but it really doesn't matter in the end.

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  13. If you want my humble and honest opinion, go with the one that's least likely to lead to blogger burnout. No matter what you choose, I would vote for not posting every single day. It's added stress, it's a shitload of work, and people don't read blogs every single day. Like you said, the weekends are dead, so that's already 2 wasted days. It sounds like a great project and could be a lot of fun but above all don't waste your writing, don't waste your time, and don't burn yourself out.

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    1. Yeah, I've found that my posts submitted on Friday nights are kind of a waste because not everyone has time to read posts on the weekends. In other news, I think I've discovered an option that might make this new blog possible.

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  14. What's the purpose of your blog for you? That's what you should focus on. I like to read your work, so however you decide to present that, and whether it includes others or not, your writing is what draws me here.

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    1. Very well put. The purpose of this blogs is just to hone my writing I suppose. That's why I've decided to keep it. A lot of work has been put into it. The reason I wanted to incorporate other writers into the new blog was solely based on the fact that I like collaborative projects. Though, at this point it's beginning to feel like a job.

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