Hey folks. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. A rare Saturday post from the Gluten Dude. I’ll be quick…promise.
So I’ve been blogging here for three years. Made some great friends. Helped some fellow celiacs. Pissed off some B-list celebrities. No complaints.
But it’s time to raise my game. Looking to take it to the next level. Want to get out of my comfort zone. It’s time to BE THE BALL!!
Too much? I’ll stop.
Here’s where I’m at. Besides the comments, which I know are a huge part of this site, I’ve provided pretty much all of the content. Which means this blog only has one main voice.
Well…I’d like to change that and I’m coming to you for advice.
I’ll still be doing my blog posts on a regular basis. I’ll still be doing what I can to be the best dang advocate I can be. But I want to fill in some missing parts. I want to add features to the website that will help even more.
So my question to you wonderful people is this: What can I add to this site to make it the most kick booty community site out there? What is it missing that you would love to see?
I’ve had a number of people contact me privately and said they wish they could talk to other celiacs through my site because they don’t always want to bother me. So I want to enable that connection somehow.
Also, I love the fact that I get so many emails asking for help or support. But sadly, I cannot answer them all. Perhaps if these were posted on the site, they could be answered by someone in the community.
So here are some thoughts I’ve had for the new site (which will hopefully be live November 1; thankfully, I know a really great web design company, even though the guy who runs it is kind of a tool 😉 ):
– Clothing optional Wednesdays
– Just kidding
– Lots of info for newbies
– Restaurant reviews (submitted by the community)
– Doctor reviews (again submitted by the community)
– Support group pages
– Common question and answers
– A forum, where you can discuss things amongst yourselves
– Chat capabilities
– Mrs. Dude recipes
– Your recipes
– Some kind of video capability
I have more rattling around in this empty brain of mine.
But if you’ve got two minutes, please share what YOU think will make this a better site…for you…and for the community.
You may now go back to your regularly scheduled programming.