I’ve toiled back and forth between the possibility (and feasibility) of adding asides to Monday By Noon. I’ve constantly wavered back and forth between whether they’re applicable and also whether readers would enjoy such posts.
When I think about asides, I basically equate them to Tumblr style posts. In the case of MBN, I’d use them to briefly discuss current events, give opinions on articles, display some random bits of information, and the like.
I’ve contemplated avoiding the integration with Monday By Noon altogether and going for it with a one-off Tumblr site but something about that didn’t seem right when I’ve got a perfectly good platform right here. I don’t plan on wavering from Web design with the asides, and I don’t plan on being overbearing, but I’m really curious as to your opinion on the matter.
Without a doubt, the founding principle of Monday By Noon will be a weekly (feature length) article every week, but I’m finding myself wanting an outlet for shorter quips that come up throughout the week. Twitter has been a decent forum for that, but 140 characters doesn’t really cut it in the long run.
I guess what I’m trying to ask is if you’d be bothered by the inclusion of asides on Monday By Noon. Would you prefer that the existing feed encompass feature length articles only, and a new feed set up for asides? Should the main feed blend the two, but a separate feed be set up for the feature articles only? Are you even using the feed anymore? I’m truly curious about your opinion here and welcome any and all opinion you’ve got to offer.
Update: Todd brings up a great point that I’d like to be super clear on. The core purpose of Monday By Noon is the weekly publication part. I don’t want to change that at all. I’m simply toying with the idea of increasing the post frequency throughout the rest of the week. So to be redundant: the weekly feature length articles aren’t going anywhere and they never will, this change would be adding shorter posts to the mix as well.