Hey guys, JR here.
So, as I'm sure everyone is now aware, Kaldath is going part-time as Head Moderator and I've been promoted to co-Head Mod. As such, I'm going to try and get the blog more active again. My idea is, I want 3 more blog authors to write articles for the blog on a weekly basis (or if you so wish, more than one article on a weekly basis). The sort of things I'm looking for are topical discussions on relevant subjects, reviews of recent releases (comics, TV shows and films, possibly books if appropriate), possibly Heromachine tutorials if someone wants to try that out. If you wanted to bring back one of the old blog topics that are no longer around, that would be acceptable as well (obviously the CDC's and Pop Quizzes are not included here because djuby is currently running those, neither is the Friday Night Fights or the Hall Of Fame, as these are special topics).
Now, I'm looking for 3 people, as I said earlier, who are dedicated and reliable. One problem we've had in the past is we add a new blog author, they do one or two posts and then nothing. I don't want that happening again. So if you want to give it a go, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject title Blog Author Idea and an outline of your topic idea (if you can include an example that would be useful) and your heromachine username, then I will pick the three people that I feel have the best ideas and will be the most reliable, pending approval from Jeff of course. I would also like to make this clear that, these are not moderator positions, just blog author.
So, yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.
I’d like to add that tutorials do not all have to be advanced techniques. There are a number if people out there that continue to use older versions of heromachine simply because they have trouble understanding the mechanics of masking resizing and moving items. Sure some of them stay with hm2.x because they enjoy it’s simplisity but others would embrace hm3 if only they were shown some of the things you and I take for granted!
I hope you can get some people onboard. Though I don’t post a lot anymore(if I ever truly did?) I stalk the site regularly. A few of your character contests I’ve even thought about entering, one I went far enough to design a rough draft and just never finished it.
As far as thread ideas, I wonder if…
Maybe a custom item(built in program) tutorial blog once a week or even bi-weekly could be cool if someone was up to it. About the author problem a possible work around would be to find someone to manage this particular blog or even a small group of them, and let them have guest artists either by request or volunteer?)
I wish you the best of luck jump starting the blog