It’s been a slow news day, and that has allowed me to catch my breath and briefly mull over some of the recent changes to the site, as well as the way ahead for Kingstonist. From day one, we wanted Kingstonist to be community-driven, including but not limited to content and the resulting conversation. Thus far, getting people to volunteer their time has been the biggest challenge, but we’re now at a point where we have a pretty decent base of regular, engaging contributors, as well as an ever-growing number of daily readers. Our collective brand of Kingston-centric content is now available via Flickr, YouTube, and Twitter. Furthermore, we recently redesigned our flagship site, re-launched our events calendar, and have rewarded readers with half a dozen contests. While we remain focused on developing better content, and giving you more reasons to visit and spread the word about Kingstonist, I can’t help but wonder what would make your experience even better.
So with that said, what type of content do you find most useful? Do you want to see more arts, politics or interviews featured on Kingstonist? Is our website easy to use and navigate? Do you want us to get rid of that pesky user login, add threaded comments, or a like/dislike button to every post? What about the advanced features and benefits? Would polls, weather forecasts, or special discounts from local business be useful? Do you hate that we don’t post on the weekend? Do you miss contests? Well not anymore! If you take the time to comment on how you’d make Kingstonist better, you’ll automatically be entered into our latest contest for a $2o gift certificate from your choice of White Mountain or Sipps. On June the 19th we’ll pick the best suggestion, reward the winner, and let you know what we’ll try to do better/differently down the road.
Thanks to Kenoir for the photo accompanying this post.