This is another administrative-ish post - I'll return to actual content soon. But first, our "no box box" concept generated a lot of positive feedback. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and who sent me your thoughts via email. I was especially happy to receive encouragement from other affiliate owners - I think there's a whole lot of referral potential in both directions, considering our nutritional clients live all over the country, and a huge part of our program will involve getting their training in line. There are still a whole lot of kinks to work out, but we're excited and moving forward with the new concept. Which brings me to today's administrative topic.
I've been thinking about the big-picture direction of the blog, specifically as it relates to my "30 Day" program. To rewind for a moment, I first posted the '30 day' idea in July, and kept up a month-plus of posts exclusively tailored to that concept. After about six weeks, however, I decided to move on and write about other topics. To my surprise, however, (a) people continue to use whatever topic I post as a mechanism for their 30 day efforts, (b) there are still people jumping on the 30 day bus for the first time (hello, CrossFit Austin!), and (c) as Jake commented this weekend, some of you original 30 day'ers are coming back for rounds two and three.
So clearly, there still people out there following along. And that got me thinking about the program in general, and all the participants. What happened when you got through your first cycle? Did you abandon, re-up for another 30, learn from the experience and settle somewhere in the middle? Are you missing the community here, missing the support, wanting to ask more questions or get more advice but feel like you no longer have a venue? And THOSE questions got me thinking about what to do here on the blog, and/or over at the 603 site.
First and foremost, does this 30 day thing need a permanent (or long-term, at least) home, with weekly posts dedicated solely to the program? I can do that (and moderate, offering advice and answering questions), as long as I leave room for other good posts relating to nutritional, training, etc. On that note, what else do you want to see around here? Maybe you'd like to read more random, fun posts like "The Maureen Martone Rule" (coming this week!), or maybe I include some Q&A where I answer emails on the main page, or maybe you want more behind the scenes stories of affiliate ownership, or any combination of ideas.
In summary, I'd like to tailor the blog (and the 603 site) to what the community needs, and what it's currently missing. I want to make ALL of our stuff easy to follow, easy to keep up with and easy for readers to contribute and interact. So help me figure out where to take this, because things are moving quickly and I don't want to miss any opportunities here. I know, I know... you're used to ME telling YOU what to do. But I'm HAPPY to take some direction from the only people who matter - the people who read my stuff. So sound off. I'm listening. And thanks, because without you, it would just be me and my Dad reading this post. (And he has a genetic obligation to read whatever I write.)