Thursday, April 12, 2007

Question for you guys...

I've gotten some great feedback about the Links du Jour format for news-sharing, but I'm curious about something. Is it helpful to you that I break the news links into genre sections? I mean, do you find yourself skipping to the sections for genres that particularly interest you? Or do you pretty much read all the news anyway? Can I get rid of those section titles?

The reason I'm asking is that I think it would be a good idea to further refine the blog's focus. Instead of general genre-talk, I'd like to just talk about adventure stories. That's still a wide range and includes elements of mystery, horror, fantasy, and science fiction, but it'll let me ignore other elements of those things that I don't care about. So, when it comes to scifi, I can keep talking about Flash Gordon and Star Wars, but I won't feel compelled to discuss Asimov. Where mystery is concerned, I'll mention private eyes, but leave police procedurals alone. With horror, it'll be all about the monsters and nothing about splatter and gore.

It's really where I've been headed with this for a while, but I'm wanting to formalize it. And part of that would be to get rid of the genre headings on the links posts. Unless you guys tell me that you love them and need them to stick around.

What do you say?


Jason Copland said...

I love the new format with the genre headings. I do skip the section if it is of no particular interest to me.

My vote is to keep what you got goin' on right now.

Siskoid said...

I like it too!

West said...

I don't fully understand the situation, but I tend to skim what doesn't grab me, then skim what does a bit more tightly or just read it.

This assumes I'm not sleepy as heck (which I usually am). At those times, I skim, skim, skim, then come back if and when I ever get my head together.

I like the current color scheme, btw.

Michael May said...

Thanks. I'm partial to this color scheme too. I'm going to leave it alone for a few days and see if I get tired of it, but I think this might be it.

And thanks to alla you guys for the input on the links. Between you and the folks who read the syndicated version on LiveJournal, it looks like I'll keep the current format.


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