Now, on to the business of making things fresh ...
Every now and then, I'm greeted with some inquiries from folks who have just stumbled across SciFiHistory.Net. I've always viewed readership on a continuum -- it goes up and it goes down, and these numbers fluctuate because some folks might go elsewhere whilst newbies just find what I've done in this little corner of the Webosphere. But some of these inquiries come from media types -- directors, screenwriters, distributors, other bloggers, etc. -- and they might reach out and contact me wondering why it is I do what I do. Am I trying to reach a certain audience? What are the target demographics? What do I see as the blog's potential future?
Now, honestly, I don't give those things an awful lot of thought. Gathering the trivia tidbits that are a part and parcel of each day -- what I call the Daily Citation pages -- are the meat and potatoes of SciFiHistory.Net, and they always will be. Granted, I even see them as works in progress as I build on to them, alter them, tweak them from time-to-time -- when I see the opportunity -- so even they have some innate flexibility. Still, as I continue to push this place forward, I'm still searching for one universal format that makes the most sense and gets the greatest attention.
So over the weekend I spent some extra time working on July 22nd. See, I wanted to have one page that kinda/sorta works as a standout for how all pages will inevitably look and feel, what with Birthdays, Movies, and TV citations. As I've often said, my goal is to have well over 100 different items on a page -- which might actually lead me to breaking down each day a bit differently, but that's an idea for another day and another time -- and July 22nd now has that. If you could, take a gander. Look it over. If you have any suggestions and/or ideas that could strengthen the presentation, then leave a comment in the Comments Section at the bottom of the page.
No, no, and no. This is not a requirement. This is just a request if you have some input. Having corresponded with a good handful of you privately, I'm well aware that many of you come here to simply read the goodies. That's all well and good. What I'm looking for are constructive ideas that might give me a new perspective on cleaning things up, making some elements stronger, and continuing the process to making each and every day a destination for anyone loving genre projects as much as I do.
Here's the day ...
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!