With the completion of Volume 6, it’s once again time to ask for feedback on Cites & Insights.
I’m not doing a formal survey for two reasons:
- I don’t have the software handy
- I’m not sure it makes sense to ask for feedback in areas where I’m unlikely to pay attention.
Geez, that sounds awful. What I mean is, much as I love to hear what you really like or even what you really think is a waste of bandwidth/paper, I’ve learned that trying to plan the future of C&I in any detail is absurd (it’s too much driven by what’s going on and my shifting interests), and there are quite a few areas where I’m going to keep on writing when I have something to say.
That includes areas some of you may find frivolous: My Back Pages and Offtopic Perspectives, to name the most obvious cases. Frivolity may be part of the motivation. (As I’ve said before, “When C&I ceases to be fun to do, I’ll stop doing it.”)
But there are some areas where I do wonder whether what I do makes sense any more. This and a (short) series of posts to follow will inquire about those areas.
With no further ado:
Coverage has declined from six magazines to two, and one of those magazines is but a shadow of itself. I’m down to two roundups a year, and not certain even that’s worth doing.
- Drop PC Progress altogether as a waste of time & space?
- Keep doing it because you read it and find it worthwhile (“you” being a request for individual feedback)?
- Drop the cumulated essays, but include specific Editors’ Choice/Best Buy products in Interesting & Peculiar Products to keep you informed?
That’s the question. Feel free to answer by attaching a comment or sending me email (waltcrawford at gmail.com).
More questions later. General feedback always welcome.