Reading is FUNdamental. So are Macs. Usually, so are Mac users. We want things to work. We make informed decisions. Our decisions on what to write about are based on our experiences with Macs; what we think you want to read.
It’s only fitting to ask an obvious question from time to time—regarding Macs, what do you want to read about?
I don’t want to take that question lightly because it’s important for us to know. While we know plenty about the Mac, Apple, Mac applications (iLife, iWork, utilities, et all), OS X, and some about PHP, MySQL, content management, open source applications, and the like, is that what you want to know?
When you visit Mac360, what do you want to read? What tickles your fancy? What gets you to come back to visit again?
For example, we try to mix up the articles and forums topics so you get a variety to read. Reviews of software and hardware. News and commentary. We also strive to keep our topics friendly and readable, and not talk over our reader’s heads as if we’re elitist Mac-heads.
We reserve that for Microsoft bashing (though we’re trying to cut down; you know, low-carb diet and all).
What type of Mac-related articles, news, reviews, perspectives do you yearn to read about? Are there enough software reviews? Are there enough explanations to help you to understand what’s happening in Macdom?
How about the iPod? We haven’t focused much attention there, though it’s becoming as ubiquitous as the Mac, and we figure there’s a few sites totally dedicated to Apple’s diminutive musical marvel.
As another example, a few months after we launched Mac360 we collected a bunch of the most frequently asked “Tera” questions. That remains a popular page. Maybe it’s the hair. Or the name.
We once ran an article on how to get free music videos using a little-known Mac utility that let you save them from the iTunes Music Store. Free. Though it doesn’t work on Tiger, it worked great on Panther and that one article gets more hits, by 50-percent, than any article we’ve published.
Clearly, we struck a chord with that one.
Bambi and I are sincere in asking what’d you like to read more of in Mac360. Give us your best shot.
We’ve covered backup software, iLife, iWork, iPod, and Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my. There’ve been articles on Apple nemesis Microsoft. We’ve done a few Point-CounterPoints. I did a few with Jack Miller. He always loses.
It’s important for us, from time to time, to get some feedback from you, the reader. Our site has had a Feedback link since day one. Now we have a nifty looking Forum for you to browse through and find more delicious Mac information goodies.
Better, yet, these little community tools let you share your feelings, fears, thoughts, and recipes with the rest of us. Once you’ve registered on the Forums, did you know you can send a private message to me or Bambi?
Hmmm. That could cause a problem, but could open up possibilities. Bambi loves to chat. Maybe you’d just like to tell her to listen to me more than she does.
We’ll also be the first to let you know we can’t please everyone, so if there’s something you just gotta know about, we may not be able to get you an answer right away. Again, the forums can help.
If you’ve only been a reader and never commented on an article or posted a question or response on a forum, now is a great time. We’ll walk you through the process. Click, click, click, click. See? That was easy.
What’s on your mind? What do you need more of? Less of? Let us know. Click Here to voice your opinion. We do what we do at Mac360 for love, not money. And we’d love to hear what you’d like to read.