16 Dec 09
24 Dec 13 5:16 am
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and ideas. I agree with you Cecille about not being happy with the overall look yet.
Beth, thanks for following the page. I plan on adding the opt-in within the next few weeks. That will give me another way to get in touch with my audience and keep them engaged I think.
Aletta, what you wrote has been kind of floating around in my head but seeing it written helps it become more clear to me. The site's overarching goal isn't perfectly etched out yet. This is why I was wondering about adding more than just cool items that people can buy. There are other sites that do this successfully and I was thinking that I needed something a little different so that people would have a reason to visit EJB rather than the competitors.
Here is what I am thinking. Tell me if I'm being crazy or unrealistic.
EJB's goal (as of now) is to bring is people who enjoy seeing the crazy items and cool gadgets, and maybe even buy some from time to time. Besides just being a list of products to buy, EJB will also be a site that people can visit even if they have no inclination to buy something today.
Look at the cool new products and read the (hopefully) entertaining/funny mini-reviews for the products.
Read some of the non-product articles where I might share the funniest or coolest videos that I have found and read what I have to say about it. I'm not talking about just cute cat videos either. Only the Epic will do ;)
Read other non-product articles about other things that I consider epic. Perhaps tricks/lifehacks that I think are better than all the others.
My thinking is that if I can provide value and be entertaining, then people will want to subscribe and check back often. They will also be more inclined to share socially and tell friends since I'm not always just trying to get them to buy my junk.
Ok. Having read all that, what are you thoughts on this idea?
PS- I'm trying to make the site less ugly step-by-step. Bear with me please =P