Please Help Me Improve Your Visit to Design Sojourn?
Something I love to do is receive emails suggestions or get feedback from all my readers on how I can better tailor your experience when you visit Design Sojourn. However what I have not done is actually turn it into a formal exercise to improve my blog. So here is it, a no hold barred open invitation to critique anything and everything to do with design sojourn, both good and bad!
Please do tell me what you like or dislike about Design Sojourn’s posts, content, writing style, blog design, or just about anything at all? Hate a widget I use, missing your favourite bookmarklet, or my ugly mug turning you off from visiting, I need to know!
Not only that I do have a few ideas already on blog improvement that I would like your feedback as well?
1) Post frequency
Currently I try my best to post 3-4 times a week. Occasionally due to work or travel commitments it drops. Some time ago a few of my readers told me that they appreciate I don’t post daily as they are just as busy as I am and prefer a slower post frequency so that they can keep up. As a reflection to this trend, I have kept the most recent 3 posts as a full post presentation on the website. What do you think? Is this something you find logical to you?
What I plan to do is to try to post 1 heavy duty design article a week (i.e. more than 3 paragraphs), and 2-3 short blurbs (1-2 paragraphs) on the design industry as I see it. Content will generally revolve around 2 major themes, the first is how best can a designer do what he/she does, and secondly design management and entrepreneurial aspects of a design business. Sometimes I will cover better blogging techniques, as well as you might get the occasional rant! So how do you find the content so far? To much Apple ranting perhaps?
What about content you might like to see more off? More designing tips, design business analysis, or design trends? Please let me know?
3) New Content: Meta Design
With point 2 being said, I like to develop the Meta Design section at Design Sojourn. Every week, once a week we will post interesting links and quotes to design articles, products and techniques. My plan is to give loyal Design Sojourn readers some extra value by pointing them to other content that might be valuable to them.
I was originally planning to post the latest in the Industrial design of cool products. But I realised that this is pointless as there are many sites that already do a great job, and for me to do so would just be regurgitating what they have, as many of my readers would frequent these same sites as I would.
4) New Content: Reader Questions
One thing that I also like to receive is emails from readers that need help with their burning design questions! (I have not forgotten about you Fred!) So I thought it might be logical, with the permission of the person that sent the email, to post their questions on Design Sojourn as a means to help others that also might have that same question or problem.
5) Site load times and site access
That’s about it dear reader, so give it to me straight and don’t hold back the punches! Thanks in advance and have a great weekend ahead.