Well, a new year has dawned (a cold one so far) and I figured now’s a good time to bring up some topics and get your feedback.
What do you guys think about a section devoted to health/diet/exercise?
Several times, such topics have come up – indirectly, so far – but the discussion has been interesting as well as educational and I’ve been thinking it might be worth expanding the site’s issue coverage to include this stuff officially. Is there anyone among you who might be interested in regularly writing articles along those lines? I mention this because though I am a ranting machine, my fingers can only do so much tapping – and besides, it might be good to get perspective from someone who knows more than I do about these topics, who can act as a leader for the discussion.
Related to the above, I have been entertaining the idea of seeking out a contributor who can write well and authoritatively about classic cars. I have not been able to produce enough new material to keep the sections we’ve got that are devoted to these topics current as well as actively generating reader responses. Again, I’d like to be able to write a classic car article at least once every other week, but simply haven’t be able to do it because of the time spent writing political columns and new car reviews.
This could be fun as well as a professional stepping stone for anyone out there who is interested in writing about cars “for real” (for money). Minimally, we (EPautos.com) can provide access to a respectably large audience and legitimate “clips” (as we used to say, back in the days of print media) to beef up the portfolio. If we get to the point that’s it’s feasible to pay in addition to this, we will absolutely consider it.
* Item 3
Marketing. Dom and I are maxxed out just trying to keep this machine oiled and running. We could use a hand with generating advertising business. What we’re considering is a commission-type of deal that would pay say 10 percent of the net monthly income from any ad contract secured by our Marketing person.
There’s a lot of potential here, especially in view of the fact that it would be part-time and do-it-whenever-you-have-time work. No pressure, either. If you can’t sell any ads, you’ve not lost anything except the time spent trying to sell the ads.
All the above is in the way of “food for thought.”
I look forward to your thoughts – and wish all of you a happy, successful 2014!