an informal poll, and a few meta-moments

So I haven’t been posting much lately. I would point to various timesucks (holidays, planning a move, work, etc.), but anyone glancing at my personal site would find that pretty hollow.

The truth is that we’ve been running this little blog project for almost six months now, and it still feels a little . . . directionless. At least, to me. Are we supposed to be informative? Witty? Personal? Political? Anecdotal? Gossipy? A blog version of Citysearch?

So, to help me out, a little informal poll for our readers to start out ’05. Answer in the comments.

In 2005, I would like to see more _____ from the Atlanta Metblog:
(a) Personal stories about living in Atlanta, and/or more about the bloggers’ daily lives.
(b) Discussions of local and state political issues.
(c) Commentary on Atlanta sports teams.
(d) Pointers to upcoming events.
(e) Recommendations (of restaurants, stores, clubs, etc).
(f) Discussions of cultural issues and/or institutions.
(g) Something else I haven’t thought of.
(h) Polls.

8 Comments so far

  1. tony (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 9:25 am

    I think the 2005 word of the year for the Atlanta metblog should be “more.” More everything. The cast of writers here is incredibly diverse and capapble of representing a vibrant cross-section of life in Atlanta, but the fact that 10 bloggers often let this site go un-updated for more than a day is pretty sad. This site should be bursting with updates. It should be the kind of place a reader can check back with several times a day. If someone isn’t kicking out the content, they should be replaced.

    That’s my 98 cents.

    Officer Tony Simon

    The Blog Police

  2. LTR (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 9:33 am

    b, d, e, and f

  3. Matt McKeon (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 9:49 am

    b, d, and e, with some a from time to time.

  4. Nikki (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 10:54 am


  5. tony (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 10:56 am

    Okay, so a friend read my previous comment and told me I was being too harsh. I don’t want anyone’s feelings to be hurt.

    Mama just loves you so much that she wants to see you fulfill your potential and not waste your precious resources, that’s all.

  6. kmsqrd (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 12:50 pm

    d, e, f and some a thrown in for fun.

  7. gttim (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 1:33 pm

    Just freakin’ post anything. When I first found this blog, I was like “cool, some people to talk about things Atlanta and Georgia about.” I figured I could learn some new stuff, find out about new places, and what was going on. After a week or so of checking in, I realized that nobody ever posts. Hard to end up with an active, vibrant community discussion when there is no starting point. Damn, skb runs a blog about Knoxville all by himself and posts 5+ entries a day. He ends up with a lot of discussion. There are over a dozen posters here, and we are lucky to see two posts.

  8. Thomas (unregistered) on January 6th, 2005 @ 1:38 pm

    I think we need to give people more of everything. More local politics, local sports, personal observations, recommendations, etc.

    By the same token, we need to make this weblog a place to find information rarely found elsewhere. If we’re going to post here, that post should be written especially and uniquely for the Atlanta Metblog. Our readers deserve that.

    In the coming year, I’m going to endeavour to keep the Metblog in mind when I notice something blogworthy here in the big city, instead of just automatically posting to my individual weblog. Good local information should be shared, after all.

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