First off, let me apologize for not posting the last few days. I have been rather busy, which is unusual for me. But there has been a post I have wanted to make entering 2012 and haven’t gotten the chance. What do you want from this site in 2012? I know what we are trying to do. Hit the jump and see if you like it.
Swingin’ Report Show
[Image for the first ever Swingin' Report Show]
We have done over two dozen podcast, each one having the same type of structure with lots of different people interchanging per episode. For awhile I have been thinking about changing the way we do the show. First I thought I wanted to find a couple of local people. Lets be honest, if I could, that would be awesome. Even though it was practical, it wouldn’t be better than having writers from the site on the podcast.
So the second idea would be to have a regular cast. I have talked to a couple of the writers that I thought my humor clicked with better (Sharky & Barry). We had a good podcast last time around, I would love to keep this going but the biggest issue we face is time. Barry is a hard working intelligent man and Sharky is British. I would love to continue the Swingin’ Report Show with Barry and Sharky as regulars, but time will tell. I also hope to keep the guest thing going.
As for the people telling me I should make the RSS/iTunes store update with new episodes. Trust me, if I could fix this issue, I would have day one. Sadly this little issue has us stumped. Its no like I don’t like RSS or iTune podcast feeds, I do. They are easy ways to deliver the show to people. If we could bust into everyone’s living room and do a live show so you could see all the times we have to stop and edit, we would. But we can’t. But I will definitely stop delaying and find a fix for the RSS/iTunes feed for good.
We also want to hear what you want to be added to the show or complaints. Always open on improvement.
Tl;dr: Basically I want to have the podcast now have regular cast of me, Barry the Nomad and Sharky. As for the RSS/iTunes feed, it will be fixed soon. Tell us what you think below.
Video content is now easy to upload thanks to the popularity of Youtube, blip.tv and vimeo. But we have been living in the stone ages for a couple of years, doing a few low quality videos every now and never. I want to step up the quality of our video content and frequency of it.
This is the thing, I have not really dabbled much in video content at all. I don’t know what kind of things people want videos of. Basically there are a bunch of sites doing videos. Some do “Let’s Play: x title” where they play a game and make comments over the gameplay. There are daily/weekly videos where people recap important news that day/weekly. What kind of content would you like to see? The more ideas we gather, the better it is for the readers.
Tl;dr: We want to do way more video content on the site. What kind of things do you want us to do on video? (no homo)
Search Engine woes
One thing that always pisses me off is that our search engine results are shit. See the above picture. Really? Come on. We have a ton of lower traffic sites always being indexed higher than us. I talked to a few other blog owners who have pretty tangy results and they said that they just run wordpress without anything special. Really? Why does Google hate us?
I have no idea and really don’t know how to go about fixing this. We already have a help wanted sign and haven’t really heard back from legit people. If you know anyone or anything about search engine optimization, contact us or comment. If you ran into this problem and fixed it, tell us so we can fix it.
This is my short term goals for the site. What else should I be adding? Thanks for reading!