Man I have to say, if you’re still checking out Majin Planet today, I’m sure you’ve been rubbing your head for the last month just wondering what the heck has been going on around here. Let me tell you something, I have a host of stuff I need to talk about and all of its boring site news, updates and overall direction Majin Planet is taking for the rest of 2015 and hopefully beyond. Basically if this sort of stuff is boring to you, then be sure to check out some of our older content, such as Dragon Ball content, Marvel Comics and our Music Videos. That being said, let’s get to the nuts and bolts of the changes.
Majin Planet’s Future
In a nut shell here is a list of some of the changes
- No more Sidebars full of boring content
- No more advertising banners, including Google or any other affiliate partner or banner.
- Simple is more!
- More White space!
- More of what you care about, great content.
- Focus on content pages.
- Simple structured layout, less categories and better linking system.
- Faster load times!
- More focus on projects that matter!
- Focus the discussion to social media, the forums, etc No more comment system.
Many of these changes came across from a simple idea that just maybe, the site was just coming full of bloat that honestly you as a reader likely don’t care about. The biggest change I think everyone will notice is the lack of the sidebar. I’ve gone full dark theme before and honestly I think it fits the website perfectly with the darker colors. I did have a white color code, some of you might have seen it, I settled on the dark color code.
You might be asking, I’ve talked about on the live stream and on Twitter about going full-time with my website. This is something I still want to do, I still would like to make a living doing what I really enjoy doing, creating content for this website, talking about gaming, movies, TV, web design, heck you name it. I enjoy making Hearthstone and Warcraft videos and I’d hope to be making them for years to come.
So the question becomes without advertising on Majin Planet, how would I make that dream come true? Well there are other ways to make money, one nice thing I’m going to focus on is member only content, something that I can offer to you for free and sell. I’d rather create a project and sell it than having ads, such as my Webmaster Toolkit I’m currently offering. There is also affiliate links of products I can promote by creating content vs just having a button or some ad space hoping you or someone clicks and then buys it.
YouTube and Twitch.TV both show advertising by default no matter what my status is with them or how I set it up. It’s gonna be there, Twitch has a $4.99 monthly sub which as a streamer I’d get some of it every time someone subscribes to my content there. I believe once you get I want to say it’s 1,000 subscribers you get access to paid membership content and you get paid base on views of ads that are shown on you live streams and past videos, etc. YouTube does this already and those features I have right now.
It comes down to this, if you love my content, watch my YouTube videos, come join me when I stream, watch the past streams that are up, share, like, subscribe my content. You don’t have to spend any more. If you’d like to donate to me, you can do it that way or you can do the paid subscriptions that are open to me. Yes, there is the old donate button, which you can donate to me at firstname.lastname@example.org but remember that 100% of any money donate to me by PayPal I’m giving to charity. I haven’t figured out which ones yet.
You might noticed that all the comments are gone, there isn’t even a box anymore to comment, so you might wonder why you’d even both to join the blog if you can’t comment. The fact is, for the last 4 years that I’ve taken blogging more serious the comments I get have not be something to shake a stick at. Honestly, when I feel I write a really good post and I see after a week no comments, I question if readers can comment or not. I spend so much time making sure you can comment and doing things to get people to comment that I forgot the whole point, was to write content!
It also looks like the website is more dead, if you wanna comment on something I write, start a discussion, take it to YouTube, if it’s a video or on Twitter is the best place. By the way did you know I have a community called The Asylum? Sort of a dead bird right now, but in time… in time. I just feel that not having comments at all I can no worry about them.
Rest of the Boat
I didn’t want to spend the whole night writing about every change I wanted to make, the changes I have made and the site repairs that I need to make. This includes reuploading broken images, spell and grammar checking older content, redoing colors and layout. And creating new content for you, like I’ve talked about on Twitter, I’m gonna write a Gold Guide for Warcraft and I’m also going to write a free ebook about Majin Planet.
Overall, I feel that with the new focus I’ve taken the website, removing all the extra bloat that isn’t needed by removing a sidebar, like seriously I feel the website looks 100 times better now. True is, I want you to read the posts before I send you to another ones or something crazy like that. So take this all with what you want, but things are going to get more active and more about making a great website again. If there is a subject you want me to touch on, Twitter is your friend, I generally try to be on there everyday talking with fans and supports as well as friends. I’m slowly getting into using Facebook more and Google+ is linked to YouTube.
For the future, I’m going to hopefully tomorrow night stream all night long, likely gonna play Hearthstone and talk with fans, working on the website tonight was a big taking and I still have some major work to be done before I end off to bed for the day. I want to thank you if you’ve made it this far, it shows me you really care about Majin Planet and support me. Thank you, please link, share this on any social media you traffic, questions you can contact me or hit me up on social media.
Until Next time.