More thoughts on rebooting Campaign Countdown
... quickly, because I'm going to go take a few shots of the snow before it gets dark.
First, it seems like the stone Correntians liked it a lot. So that's good news.
There are issues with ease of readability and accessibility that a table of contents and a short summary at the top might help with.
There needs to be a way for people to contribute so it's not all on lambert -- and this is good since we get broader sourcing anyhow.
There should be a way to subscribe in email form, possibly with advertising.
Snippets should be automagically placed on maps and/or timelines.
Those are my take-aways. What did I forget?
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One question: Should I lose the section on "national politics"? It's time-consuming, but OTOH I frankly thought my coverage was superb, even if in the "I read this crap so you don't have to" mode. On the third hand, it's a major time sink, and everybody who is anybody in national politics is stupid and/or evil, so it's a strain to write about it after awhile. I'm just not sure. Does it drive readers?
If we lose the national politics, then the title needs to change. But to what?
However, if we keep "Campaign Countdown," countdown to what? The midterms?