TMU Weekend has come to a successful close and we've had a night to dwell on it. Let's take a moment to shoot some kudos to Ken who kept things rolling and successfully guided the entire weekend to its port. A job very well done!
Now Its important to stay on top of the momentum but where should we focus? What should we do? I've got some suggestions and I would like to hear from EVERYONE as well. If you have a thought or suggestion please post in this thread. Lets keep the big ball of fun rolling!
- I would really like to see TMU moved out of Beta simply for the case of getting permanent links. Im not tweeting or blogging or writing threads about movies right now because Im afraid the links will be invalid when we change to the permanent url. Plus it will just feel good to have that tmunderground url back.
- I would like a way to feature movies. I've chatted briefly with Ken on this one and big changes to the functionality of the site are very difficult (ps. great job getting the user side embed to work so fast Ken). Still this is high on my list as featured movies show that TMU supports its directors by giving them a chance to shine.
- Whats the next event? I feel events keep us relevant and give directors old and new a reason to stop back in. Flooding the community with events has the opposite effect but it would be great to have something substantial happening every two to three months. SO what do we have going on?
- Ken wants to move on the new Ollies which will take up a block of time (time frame Ken?).
- Director Spotlights - Watch a group of movies from one director with either a conversation of just comments from that director. I might be up for hosting/creating one or two of these but if someone else is interested please pipe up.
- Movie nights - Would be great to package 3-4 new releases together for a movie night. I know many directors prefer to just release their stuff when they are ready but if we could coordinate the release it can draw a bigger crowd and provide a memorable live experience.
- Election Based content? - With the US elections coming up it might be a fun time to consider a short contest or just a one on one campaign for president of tmu (just thinking out loud)
How do we promote these things? I spent a considerable amount of time posting in various forums and twitter for the TMU Weekend. Bezzer did the same on Facebook. Ken sent out a mega email to all TMU users. What worked? What should we try in the future?
I kinda feel like the mega email is out for all but the biggest of events but it might be worthwhile to create an email list of folks who would be interested in knowing about TMU events. Not spam, not news, just events. We could pass along lists of folks you think might want to be notified and send them an email asking if this is so. Then keep that list current and send out event emails when something is happening. Thoughts?
Heres hoping to hear some more ideas soon.