It’s been eight years since I last attended a class, but I do still tend to feel a kinship to the school calendar, and as such, the day after Labor Day (or thereabouts) is when we usually make tweaks to the site (some minor, some — like last year — major). There won’t be an huge modifications to the site this year, I don’t think. But, so far, there are a couple of changes you can expect.
For one, Pajiba Music won’t be returning next week, as TK announced this morning. I personally liked the section a lot (and found quite a few new artists thanks to it), but it never really completely clicked with the Pajibans. It was no fault of the music writers, who were phenomenal (and I can’t thank them enough for their contributions over the last 9 months or so). I just think it was too difficult to merge Music with Movie and TV — the audiences are very distinct. But — as TK mentioned — they will continue on elsewhere. We’ll definitely keep those interested informed of there whereabouts. And, again, thanks to TK and all the wonderful PM writers.
Second: Comment diversions will probably roll back to once (occasionally twice) a week. I never meant to start doing them nightly; I used it as a crutch a couple of times when there was no trade news to cover, and it just became habit. But I don’t think I can continue to conjure up four diversion ideas a week for much longer (unless someone can think of an idea as to how).
There may be a couple of other tweaks in store, but mostly to do with scheduling, which few but the most observant will even notice. I also hope, with Prisco’s blessing, to keep the Cannonball Read going into a second cycle, maybe make it a little a less daunting, get even more participation, and move it completely onto Pajiba (again, Prisco willing). I really love the Cannonball Read.
However, and on the suggestion of Cindy, as we look ahead to post-Labor Day, I thought it might be a good time to ask you for suggestions for features, columns, or other ideas. I don’t know if we’ll implement any of them, but I’ll definitely listen and take it all into consideration. So, if you have any ideas for the site, this is your opportunity to let us know.
Also, for my own edification: Thumbs up or down on “Two Truths and a Lie” and “Trailer Appreciation”? I like them both, but neither feature has caught on all that well with our readership.