Seeking ideas from our readers
Something just occurred to me the other day.I’m really not the smartest guy in the world. Actually, I’m rarely the smartest guy in a room – and that includes when it’s just me and my cat Sprocket.My dog’s another story. Drinking out of the toilet and eating river rocks are truly signs of low intelligence.My point is this – I need help. I want your feedback. We’re looking at what the Post Independent can do different, better, less, more, instead of, etc. …First of all, I’m looking for comments and suggestions on things you’ve seen elsewhere that you like. Can be anything – story ideas, feature pages, unique items that really grab you when you grab the paper – anything and everything.I’ve got a few ideas, but I need more.Let’s start with the comics. Everyone loves a good comic strip, and I’m sure you know what you like. I think it’s time for a change – not all of them, but a few. What are your favorites? What should we keep? Be sure to look at the Sunday funnies too – they’re a little different.This isn’t a scientific survey. I’m just looking for a little guidance and feedback. As hard as I try, I can’t satisfy everyone.Like I said, I’ve got a few ideas, and people here at the PI have some too, but now it’s your turn. Give it some thought and tell me what you’ve seen other places. Things you like, things you don’t like.Ideas, lots of ideas. Pummel me with your ideas. I won’t promise anything – except to give all your ideas serious attention. Some things will be possible, while others will be like a square peg being stuffed into a round hole. Be sure to look at the fun stuff you see. I’m looking at trying to find homes for small, fun things – what I call short-attention span items. Quick reads that entertain, inform, make you think …That’s your mission – if you choose to accept it. Give me your ideas. Do a little research, look at those funnies, come up with ideas, tell me what you like and what you don’t. Tell me what you’d like to see.There’s no such thing as a bad idea … there are such things as really bad ideas – but I’ll take my chances.Send me your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org; 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81602; or call me at 945-8515, ext. 517.Sprocket and I will be waiting. The dog? She’s as dumb as a box of rocks – which she plans to have for breakfast.Dale Shrull is the managing editor at the Post Independent.
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