Over the past few months the readership of TheDigitalNirvana (TDN) has expanded pretty significantly; growing, on average, 15% per month for 6 months. At the same time, the types of people following TDN has evolved. Traditionally, a lot of our followers have been people working in the print business or managing print businesses of various sizes and types but, we are seeing a lot more people in other aspects of business communications services such as designers, marketing consultants and technologists. We’re also seeing more readers from the client side of the equation – print buyers, technology buyers and in-the-trenches marketing folks from a variety of industries.
Sounds good right? Well, yes it is – but it also means that there are a lot more interests to try to cater to. With all the different perspectives on digital communications – how can we keep everyone happy?
I hope that asking what you want will help us to keep TDN fresh and relevant for all its readers – new and old. So, what’s your idea of Nirvana (in the form of a blog of course)?
- Do you want more of a particular type of story?
- Are there bloggers you just love and would like to hear more from?
- Should we break out a few different “departments” to make it easier to find the types of stories you are most interested in? If so – what “departments” make sense to you?
- What about the categories and tagging – are they relevant?
- Is there information you would like us to cover that you don’t see?
- Any suggestions for changes to the User Interface?
- Have you subscribed to the RSS feed or the weekly news push? How’s that working?
Whoever you are – what can we do to make your job a little easier – or at least share your pain a bit (and maybe add a little humor to your day once in awhile?) I’m collecting ideas for a 2011 site update and really want to know what you think. So, post your ideas here, or find me on LinkedIn and help us keep getting better and better. I have hand-turned wooden pens to award to the two people who offer the best and most usable suggestions for improving the site. These were turned by my father in Oregon out of beautiful wood like manzanita, California olive and madrone. You can’t by them anywhere, they are only available as gifts.
I’m looking forward to some great feedback and ideas from all of you. Thanks for reading!