This week, I’m bringing the poll question a little closer to home in order to generate feedback regarding the site. The Tavern opened its doors back in March and since then, it’s been a blast witnessing the site growing in popularity and establishing a base of regular visitors. WPTavern site and forum is being mentioned at various WordCamps these days which is awesome. This site almost has 800 RSS readers according to the insanely accurate Google FeedBurner, the Alexa ranking for the domain is around 35,000 and the site has a PR of 5. More importantly though, we have about 100 active members on the forum, it’s active, and there is plenty of discussion revolving around WordPress in the comments of this blog, Twitter, and the forum.
As head of the Tavern, I’ve been working here, there, a little bit of everywhere. Unfortunately, I’ve quickly realized that I can’t do everything I’d want to within my own little community here because there is not enough time in the day. However, this week, I want to hear from you regarding what you’ve read on the site so far since March. Take a break from reading this site in your FeedReader and comment on this post. Let me know what you like, dislike, want to see more of, etc. I have my own goals in mind along with the direction I want to take the site but I’d love to compare my vision with yours.
I like to think of Jeffro and WP Tavern as thinking about WordPress, not just reporting about WordPress. The implications, the trajectory, the way things are headed. Analysis. Perhaps aggregating the opinions and feedback of the readership as a representative of the people. Encouraging, facilitating, introducing people, techniques, ideas, designers, developers, users, to make a greater whole, from the community cloth. Trustworthy, fair-minded, considerate, positive, realistic. Not beholden. 4th estate. Investigative, insider. WP Weekly podcast audio along with the WP Tavern text content. Basically you tell what’s happening and what could happen with WordPress, give folks a chance to talk about it, and you actually help make things happen as well. WP Tavern is a great resource with lots more potential and a key role to play in the future of WordPress for many users.