It has been a seriously amazing year for me, and I hope it’s been so for you, too. But now I’m looking ahead to 2012, and I’ve got plans you wouldn’t believe.
So, next year things will be changing around here, and I hope for the better. The reason I don’t post as often as I’d like (2-3 times weekly instead of 10 times weekly) is because I have a full time job, and then I come home and write for clients, and then I answer emails (usually 40+ a day) and then I hang with my husband, schmoo the cat, see my awesome friends, go to classes, paint, draw, read, and listen to, read about and write about metal. I love this blog, but I only have a finite amount of time to devote to it, and I’ve always been a fan of quality over quantity.
But next year I’m cutting back my hours at my day job to pursue writing, which is a big and scary and awesome thing. But it means, among other things, I’ll have more time to devote to Steff Metal, and I want to know – what do you want me to do with it?
I would LOVE to hear your opinion – in the comments of this post, on the Steff Metal Facebook page, or via email to steff AT steffmetal DOT com. Here are some things I’d love to know:
What are your favorite types of articles / categories?
If I were to increase the amount of posts I do each week, what would you like to see MORE of?
What would you like to see LESS of?
Is there anything you’d like me to write about that I don’t already write about?
I am entertaining a few different ideas: Increasing the amount of NZ content to include NZ metal bands, as well as NZ dark artists, performers, etc. Doing a LOT more Metal History content. Writing more about my various writing projects and my own illustration – personal Steff stuff. Doing more general alt stuff – art, fashion, etc. Bringing in 1-2 weekly review writers. Would any of those things make you go “yay” or turn you off this blog?
I’m going to be doing a redesign of the layout sometime next year – any thoughts or suggestions?
Any other suggestions to improve this blog?