I want to preface this post with a disclaimer that the below post is just my own thoughts. Don’t worry, we’re not closing down or anything drastic-supercrazy. I just needed to find place to put these ideas down on ‘paper’.
Before I get started though, I want to make sure that I say thanks to anyone and everyone who has contributed to the site in the last year. We couldn’t do this without you.
Ever since we’ve come online, we’ve called ourselves an ‘Automotive Lifestyle Blog’. What does that mean? To me, the vision has always been for the site to be a relaxed place for people to come and share cool stuff about cars. Nothing too complicated.
I don’t want to put any pressure on anyone. but I want to give more people open access, so they can share their views of the automotive lifestyle. Whatever that means to them. I get that we all have busy lives, and this project isn’t supposed to be ‘work’.
We’ve always had an open door policy when it comes submitting content and ideas. Writing opinion articles, submitting photos, whatever. I’ve always wanted the site to be as social as possible, rather than a one way flow of content from moderators to users. I want to inspire our contributors to create unique content, but I also want to energize our readers to let us know what you think!
I’m just trying to figure how to convince you guys to join in without feeling like I’m ‘selling’ you on it. That’s the hard part. I want to create cool things that grow organically, so I want you guys to feel like you are part of the picture, not just watching it.
Is this making any sense? What do you think? Is what I’m saying of actual interest to anyone? I’d really like to hear any and all of our thoughts. Email me, post comments, reach out on Facebook. Just let me know what you think.
If this post reaches out to you in anyway, then I’m speaking directly to you. I just could really use your help in figure this out. Basically, how do you create ‘atmosphere’?