Hey guys, JR here and I’ve got a few quick questions for you concerning my posts on the blog. Firstly, the weekly Character Design Contests seem to be dropping in popularity. Over the last couple of months we only seem to be averaging less than 20 individual participants each contest. Sure some of those participants may enter multiple times (Cliff and Outcast are notable for this, certainly recently), but last year we’d get at least 25-30 each week on average, and that’s before we even get to the polls, which used to get no less than 180 votes each week last year and frequently broke the 200 vote mark (last weeks vote was the highest we’ve had in a month and it got 130 votes). And I’d be interested to know why this is. I don’t want to stop doing the CDC’s and will try to do everything in my power to keep them going, but I don’t want it to get to a point where we’re just having the same old people in the polls, not because they were the best entries, but because no-one else entered. And while we’re on the subject of the CDC’s, if anyone has any suggestions for themes, please leave them below. It would help a lot for those times when I’ve been busy and haven’t had time to come up with a theme for the week (which almost happened this week, I actually put together this weeks contest an hour before it went up, which is late for me as I’d usually have it all sorted the night before).
And on that note, there is obviously a lot less blog content of late, due to both Kaldath and my own IRL job commitments. I know Kaldath asked about volunteers for new blog authors a while back, but that has gone quiet. I’m not in a position to give anyone authorship permission and I’ve not exactly got a vast expanse of free time at the moment, so what do? Well, it was suggested to me yesterday that I bring the Power User Profiles back. Great, I literally have to do nothing except receive an email and post it to the blog for that one, so it would be viable. Only problem is, we could only come up with one new person to profile. So that’s where you guys come in. If you can think of anyone you’d like to see profiled, leave them in the comments and if I see at least 5 I like, then I’ll make it happen.
So yeah, comment please. It’d really help out a lot.
And with that, JR out.