Happy New Year, ladies and gents.
As a new year brings changes in everyone's lives, we shall change and evolve with them.
A few days ago I changed the format. It was somewhat incomplete, but something completely different that what you're USED to. A few protested and others liked it, however, the format was changed back to a more familiar scheme to settle confusion.
While it'll be temporary, the change will recur.
I've been doing searches and researching DT around the nets and found that we've lost our buzz. No (recent) mentions in ANY blogs, forums, news, etc... We have a few more sites linking to DT but not nearly enough to generate a healthy traffic flow of people referring and inviting their friends, therefore, leaving us secluded in our corner of the web, which isn't satisfying for me. Do a COMPLETE search yourself.
Limited interaction with a limited group will sustain a limited conversation...I seek to improve that.
Changes will occur as these options take place:
-New format for site. The sought after 2 column design.
*reason - MANY Ning users and owners have NEVER seen or experienced it. THAT will cause them to delve deeper into DT. The design will look similar to THIS
-3rd party embeds will be disabled.
*reason - I'd like to kick start some actual videos of our OWN, so that any newcomers will be able to watch content from some of our actual users.*
*reason - Adsense only allows 3 ads/page. The other affiliate program allows a WIDE variety of ads and styles with an unlimited amount of ads/page. This will help DT become a self sustaining site that will eventually pay for itself. The ads on the other affiliate program will not be visible to you or ANYONE unless they do a "Dramatube (+ Item)" search, otherwise it will look completely normal. That'll help anyone who has any problems with blockers and slow down times.*
- Since I've been working wrecklessly the past 2 weeks I haven't talked to the developers of TB to see if the mod options are in place so we may make TB a regular feature on the front page.
- I've been looking for other sites that may want a spot in the "Cohorts" page and, in turn, give us a spot on their site, or your site, increasing linkage. If you have any ideas of sites, please drop a comment below.
What YOU can do to help:
If you have a site that you belong, we'd appreciate a mention or two in a thread, or a video embed.
If you post blogs and have a few readers, we'd appreciate a post.
If you own a site or several, we'd appreciate a link to help people find us.
...all of these are optional and not required, participate at your own level of comfort.
Expect changes to occur sometime this weekend (after I've rested and feel up to code building). If I've missed anything or you have some suggestions, let us know.
Remember everything is expected to be temporary, EVEN the design...(which I, ALSO have OTHER plans for, I think you guys/gals will enjoy)
If you have any concerns, comments or suggestions feel free to let us know.
Thanks and Happy New Year, everyone!