Friday, April 23, 2010

I need an angle, a niche

I feel like I need some sort of niche.  Everyone has such unique blogs with SO much to offer -- some people are great at creating & uploading beautiful & unique sims, others have AWESOME stories, some bloggers always have something funny or insightful to say, and others blogs are just sweet-ass party central.  And

I never come up with any cool stories or funny/quirky posts, rarely feature a Mare's Nest-esque exposé about the TS3 forum.  I'd love to come up with something that will keep people entertained and interested in coming back (other than to see if I have updated over the past week), but I have no IDEA what to do!

Is there anything you guys would want to see?  I'm at a loss...I just feel like I need to do SOMETHING to keep this place active and relevant...but what...?


  1. You always create such amazing pictures for Simmie modeling competitions, so maybe that's your niche? You could post some of your favourite pics you've taken for people to look at- everyone likes pretty things after all ; )

  2. I'd def. like to see some more of your simatography. Maybe post some of your test shots that you've taken for comps and stuff. I visit your blog everytime I see that you've made a new post, and occasionally in between to play plinko! woohoo!

    I don't think you need to really do anything different, I'd just say do more. Post pictures you've taken, and maybe update a little more often. Other than that your blog is just as amazing as all of the other sim blogs out there [:

  3. Thanks you two -- I definitely need to update more, but I guess I feel like I don't have anything interesting to talk about o_O ...I know, I know...every post doesn't have to be front-page news! I'll do more, promise ;D

    Hmmm...moar test shots. I've got goo-gobs of those lol!

  4. Yes a "Blooper reel" of sorts would be pretty cool. Do you play sims just to play ever? Or is it just for modeling really? If you play just to play, maybe what's going on? Not necessarily a legacy... just the drama, new babies, etc. I think I will begin posting my jewelry that I make on mine. Do you have any hobbies you do outside of sims?

  5. i think your blog is fine. at least you get comments, mine gets nothing lol

    you ave alot of dohickeys and whatzits to keep ppl coming back, even if there isnt a new post.

  6. Show off your amazing competition photos..or random shots. That would be so awesome to see..and I could try to attempt to copy your awesomeness lol jk

  7. Thanks for all the suggestions dudes! I want to start working on pictures again outside the scope of a competition, so maybe I'll do that...or just play with my fishies! ^_^

    Zeri, I need to visit your blog more often. I've told you how bad I am at contacting people -- now you see! XD I promise to do better and visit ALL of you guys. I'm the WORST sort of slacker.


  8. no worries hon ^_^
    im pretty lazy myself i have to remind myself to get things done. (still dont do it half the time lol)

  9. I think the suggestions of all the above are hitting right on point Cel. You have to do YOU in order for you blog to be a success. (not that I know success...I'm still a noob struggling) but I do know that if I get bored with my site then others must be also. Lika Mares mentioned, updating,no matter how mundane makes a difference. You have the little games and a kick arse background, so you are showing so much talent and skill. You see me, I went through so much torture because I made my site the way I wanted it and now I wouldn't change a thing. (well tiny bits and pieces from time to time) but I'm always looking for new ways to entertain my guest and members, as well as make my members feel like it was worth the registering. Maybe kick every idea you had in your head to the curb and start anew and see where that gets you. :-) Hugz to ya girl!!

  10. I have a poll on my blog asking people this very question, but your blog's much cooler than mine, I don't even have a banner. =-D Cheer up Cel.

  11. LOL thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I'm not depressed about it or anything, just looking for something to do to liven the place up. I want people to have a REASON to waste time coming here, lol.

    I'm going to start updating more and posting more pictures. It's not really my style to go overboard with that sort of thing, but I don't want to be dry and drab and boring either. It's all about finding the happy median, so that's what I'm off to do!

    And JK, I can't wait to start seeing pics of your jewelry...that's just all shades of awesomeness... ^_^

    Thanks for listening to me blab on & on guys ;)