Friday, February 01, 2008
Fangirl Fridays: Announcementz
So here I am, a new month. Last week was crazy. Computer broke down, went away to Virginia, got a new job, bought bootleg Super Buddies action figure collection featuring Spider-Man, Buzz Lightyear, Batman, Superman, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (in the same package, it was awesome).
Still adjusting to the new schedule of the job, and how that fits in with my blogging schedule. Hoping to have that straightened-out by Monday. It involves doing a lot of planning in advance for the week's posts on the weekends.
But far from diminishing the scope of the blog, I only plan to expand it.
My dream is to set up an "Ain't It Cool News" type thing for comics. I realize there are a lot of comic sites like that out there. I never said I was practical. But this is what, ultimately, I would like to do.
Towards that goal, I will have selection of guest-bloggers and columnists. These are writers, commentators, ordinary readers who e-mail me to to kvetch about "Countdown," and industry professionals. It should be interesting, and is already in the works; stay tuned.
I am also far more actively seeking out interviews, and am planning out my content with my copy of Previews in front of me. So what you will see is far more topical comic stuff. There is already a bunch of stuff like that lined up.
By the end of the year I will be taking steps to turn this blog into a full-service Website. I will either do this with financial backing or I will finance my own back.
Through it all, I will make sure that whatever made this blog special will still be there. So no lack of snark from me. And, of course, the occasional anecdote.
As always, I appreciate feedback & suggestions.
Enjoy your weekend,
Posted by Verge at 6:39 AM
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You go, girl. We'll be here backing you spiritually (if not financially).ReplyDelete
Definitely looking forward it! Good luck!ReplyDelete
Here here! Ain't It Occasionally Cool will certainly rock the house!ReplyDelete
Oh, and congrats on the new gig. Money is nice.ReplyDelete
Where do I apply?ReplyDelete
Good luck with that new job! Non-comics related, I assume?ReplyDelete
I really look forward to you expanding this blog. This is one of the few blogs where I not only check it every day but often SEVERAL times a day!
I'd sure like to throw my hat into the ring for a 'guest commentator' spot! You can check my blog at:
I'm currently looking into having bumper stickers made out of one of the taglines from my blog:
"Friends don't let friend's buy AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!"
Yes, I support this fully. This has quickly become one of my favorite websites to read. I can't see where it goes from here!ReplyDelete
YAY! This sounds awesome! Go Valerie!ReplyDelete
watch LOST, cause its amazing.ReplyDelete
King of Killers! Thats who should finance you. I have his number somewhere...ReplyDelete
Glad to see you will be expanding your blog - looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your expansion plans!ReplyDelete
And if you need any help on the numbers side, I know a guy who can help out with that kind of thing...
id like to hear your thoughts on hillary and obama, purely based on policy etc.ReplyDelete
I'm with Chris - where do I apply? I'd love to do a guest column in the future!ReplyDelete
This is by far my favorite comics blog/column/site on the interwebs. Good luck expanding, should fun for all involved!ReplyDelete
You're so cool :) And anything you need you know you can ask.ReplyDelete
I might not write in my blog very often, but I do read yours every day :D
All very exciting news! I look forward to your expanding this site into even further levels of awesome.ReplyDelete
Consider me on tap for guest commenting, should my regular blogging prove awesome enough. :P
PS. If you want a(n extremely minor) scoop, Dave Roman actually responded to my recent post on the upcoming Kitty Pryde Shojo Manga. :)
Sounds cool. Best of luck. I'll keep reading.ReplyDelete
nice to hear that, I will keep on tunning in!ReplyDelete
Kudos, we could use more of your voice. Updates up to three times a day are not enough I say!ReplyDelete