This morning as I was wasting time checking the site’s traffic stats, it hit me that it would be cool to have a designated card for discussion every day (i.e. card of the day).
I love the random discussions we have going on right now and I want to help foster more dialogue, so I was thinking that having a COTD would be a good way to get more people engaged with the site.
I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to have it set up yet, but basically each day we’ll pick a new card and encourage everyone to rate it, review it, leave a comment, write a haiku about it… whatever really.
I want to make it fun and at the same time hopefully build up some helpful content for any newbies that want to learn a little more about the cards.
As far as publicizing it, I’ll for sure send a Tweet and Facebook update out (so make sure you follow and like us to get those). I may even beam the COTD out to the 6P Facebook and Twitter as well to get more people in on it.
On the homepage I’ll probably figure out a spot to put an image of the card and link to it in the sidebar on all other pages as well. I’m going to have to sort out some of the coding technicalities first, but it should be doable. I should have most of it figured out within the next week.
EDIT: Took me like 10 minutes to sketch out the code; it is for sure doable.
Anyway, if you have suggestions or feedback on this idea, please comment below. I think it could turn out to be pretty cool.