Sunday, October 14, 2012

Feedback and Community - Dual Post

This will be posted to both the blog ( And the Podcast (

It is also hilarious that I'm posting this when blogger has been hit by a glitch that wiped out all page views on blogs.

Anyway, I've been running this blog for a few months now, and the podcast for... two months? Maybe? And we have no idea if people like it. Yes, there are worse problems to have. I like running this blog, and I like doing the podcast and can even put up with the pain in the ass of editing. I will keep doing these things regardless.

However, we've run into a problem with the podcast concerning it's direction. It was originally planned to be writing focused and has meandered into nerd culture. We are still trying to find it's voice. It would be a lot easier if we could get feedback from out listeners, who I know you're out there.

I'm sure your thinking that someone else will comment or send us a tweet, but they don't. There is only you. The fate of the blog, nay of the world rest in your hands. All you have to do is go down to the bottom and say something like "Podcast Good" Or "Me no like podcast." Like a caveman. Easy stuff. We're not asking for professional reviews. This isn't some ploy for ad revenue or something. As you can see we don't have ads.

The problem is we're doing this thing in a dark room. We can't see the crowd. We don't know if they're laughing at the jokes or snoreing in their chairs. And we won't ever know unless you tell us. I myself have never really commented on web pages before, mostly because ten thousand people have already beat me to it. Most websites are full of comments by jack asses and people putting other people down.

We want to build a good community, but we can't build any community if people aren't talking. We don't know whether to dig deeper into writing subjects or talk about cool comic books or anything unless you tell us.

I know the pages get traffic. Mostly from awesome places like stumble upon. If you're a member of stumble upon and liked our articles or our podcast, gives us a thumbs up. It only takes a second and really helps drive traffic in addition to letting us know you liked it. And not just for us, do it for your other favorite websites too.

The bottom line is we want to bring you awesome stuff. We want to give you articles that are worth reading and podcasts that are worth listening to, we'll do all the work, all we need is your feedback to let us know it's worth it.

I hope to be doing this for a long time, past the point where I'm sick of it. But I don't have that many ideas. All my idea potential is stolen by my writing. So tell us what you would like us to write about or review and discuss. Let us know if you'd like to see other themes or topics.

Only then can do the things you want us too.

You can always reach us in the comment section, email (
and on twitter.

Mike: @MadnessSerenade
Chris: @TheArchetipical
ATTP: @AroundTheTrunk

Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon.

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