a couple cool things would be a nice article on slashdot about all the new slash sites. This would get the word out to a bunch of people really quickly. I hope someone reading would say, "Damn, I always wanted a sports slashsite."
Another thing would be a slash portal. I know, I know that the user's can configure the cheesey portal. However, with all the slash sites out there, we are well on our way to having a slash_portal worthy of its own site. Most of the major catagories are convered - as well as many obscure ones! Another vibe off of this would be a slash newspaper portal - but I am rambling! So what-do- all-you-say!!!!!!!!!
I'm about to start doing comprehensive stories where I'll do quite a bit of research on a topic that interests me, and interview a bunch of experts. I will then invite them to participate in a discussion on a given date. The first one will be about CO2 capture and sequestration technologies. I'm also planning to do one on emerging solar power technologies, etc. You get the idea.
I also subscribe to a couple hundred listservs. Most of these don't get a whole lot of traffic. I get a lot of material for stories from these lists; and, when I genuinely have something on topic and meaningful to contribute to a list, I put my URL in my sig.
I'd be curious to know what other people are doing, too!
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