Originally Posted by SRhyse
1. Featured Users
Interviews and or discussions with top users from the site
2. Member(s) of the Month
We could really leverage this alot more than we do. If we expanded the number of categories per month, it'd be an easy topic to turn to for a post, and we could always break up interviews with any MotM into multiple segments published throughout the month to keep up with the notarity they'd get. Ideally, the interviews would be geared towards them in regards to the series or other nerd/Viz stuff, but it's pretty open.
3. Compare and Contrast Posts
As we try to leverage this site into a Viz wide one, it'd be nice to bridge the content on the blog by comparing the happenings and stylings of the main Naruto series with that of other Viz series', likely centered on what's going on in Shonen Jump Alpha to start. What those posts are about can be diverse and varied, but the core idea is to just talk about the series in relation to other ones.
4. User Theories
Many of you (TBC and Wooster come to mind) have put in alot of time and attention to making very well structured, formal write ups on various theories, arguments or ideas you have about various things regarding the series that are quite good and valuable, whether they're liable to turn out correct if that applies aside. We certainly can't include the whole of any of them, as they can get quite long, but atleast an introduction and direction to them to feature them on the site might go a long way to letting them get the credit they deserve. Origin and originality can get tricky here, as we've had theories that were popular in the past but pulled from elsewhere (which I don't say as a criticism of anything anyone I've mentioned so far has written, more thinking towards others in the future), but I think it could work if we work it.
5. Compilations of Ongoing Threads and Discussions on Themed Topics
Self explanatory. Every once in a while, cull through the forum on a submitted theme idea and make a mix tape of the highlights, directing the readers to were they can contribute where relavant.
6. Chapter Bets! or Something Similar Targeted at the Anime
These are things we can leverage alot more than we do, and would be GREAT for encouraging involvement, as they have a sense of urgency to them. At a certain point, we could even give out something for those that align correctly in what ends up happening with the series. The tricky part here is spoilers from the manga, however, so we might need to adapt it a bit if it's to be viable at all.
7. Contests, Tournaments, Etc.
Pretty self explanatory, we'd write up on them and feature them on the site.
8. Weekly Episode Discussions and / or Chapter Discussions
A return of an old feature that we may be able to use on manga discussions as well at some point, having an official thread for each episode or chapter. These we might be able to leverage too in having them get exposure inline with official distributions of the series', like say on Viz Anime or the like.
9. Admin Side Chat
General Q and A with me or Sage about any of various things on the site or series that would have entertainment value and relevance beyond just the forum.
10. Featured Moments
Things pulled from the forum that are particularly insightful, entertaining, well written or in some way appealing. Could be on anything really, but in general, featuring highlights from happenings on the site, focusing on things still relevant to the series but happening among users in their discussions.
11. Industry Talk
Articles and insights about things regarding the production, distribution or state of the series that users often ask us on and are curious about. These would get tricky, but I think would have a good niche audience on them, as well as give us a chance to represent ourselves with Viz Media in a positive light.
12. Stuff about Naruto
We'd still have posts about Naruto and the series, as this is a Naruto site :lol:. They'd be written by us, or possibly compiled from users, and/or guest posts from users.
13. Guest Posts from Users
Posts in general from users, edited and approved by us, on anything relevant and appropriate within the rules.
Straightforward. Worked before, can work again, users site features to encourage users to register.