Should I re-think this website?
For a couple months I’ve been thinking through a few ideas about how to take this website to the next level. But before I make any decisions–or even any serious attempts to see if this is practical–I thought I should first check to see what you thought. This website is as much about what you want as it is about what I want.
Here’s what I have in mind: I keep blogging everything in a WordPress Blog format. But instead of displaying that on the main page, I post a different main page. I use RSS feeds (for those of you who care about the technical end!) and have links to the five most recent CD reviews, five most recent news articles, five most recent “columns” (commentary), et cetera.
As it stands, when you log into this blog site you only see the most recent story. I put a lot of time into some of these, and I hate to see them fall out of sight so fast.
Under this re-design, the website would be more like singingnews.com, sogospelnews.com, or SoGospelLovers. [EDIT, 11/6/10: Regrettably, the link seems to be broken, so it has been removed.] This is not in any way to imply that I’d be competing with those website; this would still be a blog, in that a lot of what I do will be commentary. But it would be like them in one way, namely that you could see links to the most recent stories in several categories whenever you visit the website.
I would plan on providing a link for those of you who still wanted to look at it as a blog. (It would be simple, something along the lines of southerngospeljournal.com/blog or southerngospeljournal.com/source.)
What do you think?
Would you like a front page re-design where you can see the current 5-10 stories in different categories? Or would you rather keep things just as they are, and only see the current story whenever you log in?