Flucking News
July 27, 2011 9:15 AM   Subscribe

Flucking News
This is a news/opinion site with a libertarian left perspective. I've been working on it now for about six months, and there are a lot of features that I still need to flesh out.

I am still not sure what works and what doesn't. A lot of the posts make me feel stupid when I go back and read them. I wonder if some posts are incoherent. Some of my favorite posts are this one, concerning the Palestine/Israel conflict, and my admittedly amateurish annotations of the first few Federalist Papers .

I have been avoiding my site altogether lately because I'm worried about adding bullshit to the internet. Maybe I am trying to do too much, and the result is an overall shitty site. I'm hoping you guys can give me some advice as to what works and what doesn't--generally how to make the site more appealing to an audience. In addition to suggestions regarding content, I'm open to criticism from a design perspective.

I hope this post doesn't violate and MeFi terms. I'm really not trying to aggrandize the site or myself. I'm totally in earnest. I just want to, ya know, do something productive.
Role: Creator, editor, writer
posted by jwhite1979 (2 comments total)

You need original reporting, not just editorializing on news stories.
posted by Ideefixe at 6:30 AM on August 9, 2011

Good advice, and I'm willing to put in the effort. I'm not sure how to go about it though. Can you recommend any amateur blogs that do original reporting? Something to emulate?
posted by jwhite1979 at 6:55 AM on August 9, 2011

« Older Spike Solutions #3...   |   Tabletop - A modular, expandab... Newer »

You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account to post comments.