OK deep breath. It’s time for another readers speak, the last of which you had a LOT to say! I’m loving the collaboration here and am hoping you can help me with another topic I’m a bit nervous about discussing.
Design for Mankind has been growing rapidly since August of last year, and holy speed bumps, I have no idea what to do about it. I didn’t realize that my passion for inspiring others would soon become a forum for others to do the same, and I am just so BLESSED to have you all along for the ride. THANK YOU, if I don’t say it nearly enough.
So, the ultimate topic of a site re-design has been raised by a few gentlemen, and I’d love to open this idea to you readers, because really, I’d be talking to myself without you. [Again THANK YOU. It’s not pretty when I talk to myself. Really.] And before I go on, I will address the subject of ad revenue, b/c this is an ongoing battle between many bloggers that I just really want to get out in the open:
YES. I will accept advertisers.
NO. Advertisers will not affect the content.
With that said, you should all know [hold on to your seat, Dad!] that I resigned from my day job last Friday. It’s simply too much, and life is too short to burn the candle at both ends. And I would be totally hypocritical if I encouraged each of you to break free from your boundaries and I didn’t do the same. Roadmaps has been the dose of medicine that I needed to feed myself, and that has become quite evident in the past month.
So. To get “technical” on you, I’ve been dabbling into site designs to support ads for a few weeks and am torn. I need you guys to make the call. After all, this is YOUR site, not mine [THANK YOU again. If it was my site, holy crap, it would get messy.] Here’s what I want to know:
Obviously, there are pros/cons to each, but my fear is that by offering more content as in the mag-style, the site will become impersonal and/or stale.
BUT, a simply layout is equally stunting, simply because content would be constrained.
Help? [THANK YOU, again. Truly.]
Note: I’ll be keeping this post up until tomorrow morning, so give me whatcha got!