As many of you know, I unwittingly started a debate/crap storm by my comments regarding the new site format and my displeasure with the lack of promotion regarding community content. I have given this much thought. I see both sides of the issue upon reflection. As i see it, it is not entirely the fault of Jesse and company. (Although i am still mildly butthurt over first time contributors getting front page status... and yes, I admit that it is my own fault for being butthurt about it)
So, that being addressed, what is the solution? I looked at the fan post section, and noticed that there are 15 comments in the past month, and two of them are mine. So, there should be more community submitted content. Duh. I have decided that as a moderately longtime member of Twinkie Town, that I will try to do my part. I am fortunate in that I don't have to work full time like many here. (I don't want to gloat or anything, but life has been good to me) So, anyway, I have decided to try and do my part. I am a writer by trade (songwriter, that is). I have been told that I am capable of being witty and humorous at times (I'll let you be the judges of that), although many of those who tell me are either related to me or beholden to me for some reason...(this is where you laugh). My first fan post in a long time met with an unexpectedly positive reaction. (unexpected by me, as it was mildly sarcastic and a way of venting my own frustrations) I am currently working with a theme of reworking existing songs into Twins themed parodies. Maybe that will work here.( I actually must thank CollosusofRhode for the inspiration with the "Straight Out Of Cretin" story.)
So, my point, if there is one is this......
All of us here are loyal twins fans, and we all have talents, thoughts, and insights that are unique to ourselves. I would urge all members to consider taking a little time and sharing those with others in the community. If, as a community, we create enough content, maybe we can see more fan posts front paged. That, I guess is my .02 worth. Anyways, yes, the new format is still kind of sucky. But, I believe that if life gives you lemons, find someone whose life gives them vodka, and have a party. So, let's friggin' DO THIS!!!!