Where Do We Go From Here?

As I’ve just wished this site a happy first birthday, I’ve decided to take this opportunity to consider what I can do to improve it.

Happy 1st, davefleet.com

(Image: Caralin baked my blog a cupcake)

I’m turning this one over to you. What do you think? I’ll take these ideas, mash them up with my thoughts, and see where it leads.

Here are a few questions to start you thinking. Pick one to answer, pick them all, or pick something else entirely – your call.

  1. Topics – I aim to write about communications, social media and marketing – do the posts I write fit within that?
  2. Content – how can I improve the posts themselves? Are they too long, too short, too detailed, to high-level?
  3. Style – am I too formal? Too personal? Too bureaucratic? All over the shop? What styles do you prefer?
  4. Post Series – did you enjoy the communications planning series? Would you like to see more, or did it bore you to tears?
  5. Site – do you like the design/layout of the site? What could I improve?

Let me know what you think!

  • Hi Dave,

    Congratulations on your 1-year anniversary of blogging. That’s a lot of words! I am new to your blog so can’t comment on all the different questions you posed, but overall I would say that I do like the style and content of your blog. The topics seems to be right.

    My only suggestion for where to go from here would be to have some posts that are more hands on, for example profiling other companies’s sites or blogs with your take on what they are doing right or wrong.

    Also, having a list of links to other relevant sites would be good.

    Just my two cents.

    –Amrita

  • Thanks Amrita. I do usually have a blogroll along the side, but I’m going through some technical issues (I use a plugin to do it) so I’ve removed it while we’re resolving them.

    I like the idea of more case studies – thanks for the feedback!

  • Frankly I’d like to see a more colourful vocabulary around here – cuss words, dirty jokes, that sort of thing.

    Congrats on the one year anniversary, though. Keep up the good work in ’09.

  • Amanda Laird

    Congrats on hitting one year. I loved the comm planning series — it was a big help when my communications planning course fell short in teaching communications planning. I also directed a good handful of my classmates to the series for direction and guidance. This is definitely the kind of thing I’d like to see in the future.

  • You can never go wrong with more photos of monkeys, IMHO.

    Seriously, I’m hoping you can add the FriendsRoll and TopLinks widgets to your site. At some point I will do the same.

    Other than that, I’d say don’t fix what ain’t broke. You are doing fine.

    Cheers!
    Connie