What do you want to see?

Aaron and I met this pas Saturday, and were talking about what to do make the Denver Metblog, kick ass! I know it’s kind of a vicious circle; good content will attract readers, which might want to write more good content.

So in the hopes of writing good content to get our readers back and increase their numbers, what do you want to see here?

Polls? Memes? Food stuff? Videos? Pictures?

By the way, if you want to write, that invitation is open, always. Just let me know in a comment, here.

So tell us, Denver, what can we do to be better for you? We can’t be Westword, there can only be one of them, and the Rocky has a corner on the market of tasteless reporting, so what can we do?

3 Comments so far

  1. erocka on October 22nd, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    Hey John, thanks for asking! I’ve never been a blogger but I read an article about Metblogs in GOOD magazine and thought I’d check it out. I think Metblogs D-Town has great potential. I would love to see event postings and event critiques. It would be rad to have a select chosing, like flavorpill for instance. They weed through all the bull and pull out only the must sees. I understand if this is not your style, so no worries. Other suggestions; Sustainable living ideas, ways to make your place of rest more energy efficient, how to make less of an impact on our day to day wear and tear on the earth, vidoes are always cool, hidden denver treasures [restaurants, coffee shops, bars, shopping], gallery openings. Please note; I haven’t navigated through the site entirely so forgive me if I’ve mentioned things already covered.

    looking forward…


  2. John Wilker (den_johnw) on October 23rd, 2008 @ 5:21 am

    @erocka

    awesome ideas! Thanks, will see what we can do!

    I dig all those ideas, so I hope we can step up and deliver that kind of content. Fingers crossed :)


  3. hrdaddy on October 24th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    John – thanks for the blogging invite/feedback/suggestions/etc.

    I am working on a couple of marketing ideas for a couple of companies: TeachMeWebDesign.com …its a low-cost web-designer/alternative for small companies. We were kicking around the idea of building on-line communities …and see that Google has changed its search engine to promote more local news/business/products …we are thinking it is in the public response to being green – localism cuts down on the global/mass marketing; immediate shipping; etc.

    But, we haven’t really gotten to the real question – Who is your target market? What/Why do your readers come to Denver MetBlogs?

    How about putting a quick poll/survey on it (no more than 3-5 questions) and giving immediate feedback to the readers?

    I was looking at either getting a FREE Blog to market the companies I’m working with …maybe interviewing/reviewing their services & products. Or,I would recommend for any visitor (like if it were in the summer) to go to a Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks (cheap/lots of fun/good food-or bring a picnic dinner/great outdoor place) …Or, having lunch in Blackhawk; hiking to Hanging Lake; climb to Torrey’s Peak; camping at Golden Gate Canyon (family fun w/rangers nightly programs young kids enjoy); Skiing …suggestions of how to keep it affordable for families – my boys really enjoyed tubing both at Copper & Winter Park (WP is all open / no chutes / boys slept well after that.

    You could also ask if anyone went to the: Colorado Get Aways featured destinations (Glenwood Caverns, music festivals, dude ranches, Ride the Rockies, etc.) Or, giving opportunities for the different high schools to sound off – who’s going to win this week in football / basketball / soccer / etc.

    Some tricks of the blogging can be found on ActiveRain.com …its a blog for Real Estate professionals and has grown to over 100k members nationwide. A number of postings share how to add pictures, links, and video to your posting.

    Ok, that’s my two cents worth.



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