If its anything I want to do with Project Trigue, its make sure that I get people wanting to come back to the site, so to do this I need your feedback. So, I have decided that sometime next week [which it literally a week or two before we go live!] I am going to let anyone go to the website, and poke around. The point of this, is to make it so then you ‘want’ to come back to the site, a site that you more or less built, for you to see the latest F1 news. I probably sound like I am releasing the next Facebook, but hey if it help me make you all happy, then I am prepared to do it.
Anyhow, thats the big news for this week, now lets move on to the more, minor news. If you follow me on Twitter, I tweeted out on Sunday, stating that I had a really cool feature working on the site. This is true, and its basically a very good add on that allows me to Live Blog a race, in Real Time. You see, the thing I am trying to do here is to make F1 news real time, and yes you can already do this with Twitter, but you can’t really use it for your website. So this will be a feature that I will test on a few races in the first half of the season, then if all goes well I will use it for most of my race coverage. Really good thing is, its really suited to the F1 environment, like I can suspend the live blog incase there is a Red Flag, or put a countdown on when its an hour to go. Also, if the community want something to say, like maybe its a scrap in the middle field that I am not reporting on, or pit strategies, you can have your say by commenting, then I can broadcast it out to everyone, saying its from you.
So I’m really taking a [and I regret saying this word] “Social Media” approach to my coverage, and allowing everyone to take part. I am debating wether to test this when I launch version 1.0 if you will, but I will figure it out, as I would rather you see it in action, than just read about it. Anyway, I have just finished making the Driver and Teams pages, now alls I need to do is make out a short bio for each, which will probably be live just before I do the preview as well. All in all, I have loved working on this, and I can’t wait to get feedback, either from the average reader, or the avid F1 reader.
Either way I hope you will take part in this preview, I am probably only going to keep it up for a certain amount of time, but if you are interested and would help me with this project, and get early access to help me develop its looks and feel then feel free to email me email@example.com with the subject line “Project Trigue”