I actually go to my News Vine frontpage. And increasingly I wonder why I even make the effort. I go there to get a little variety from the usual offerings on my nations and when I want to see what is happening in the rest of the vine outside of my little corner.
It is not fulfilling my needs.It leaves me unsatisfied.
And when I am left unsatisfied for too long I get cranky.
I am cranky.
So let me sit ya' down NV and tell you what I want.
I want to see three things on my frontpage:
(1) The top stories on the vine that everyone is talking about at the water cooler.
I don't need the top comment story from 3 months ago,but I would like to know what is garnering all of the attention from my fellow viners in a 48 hour cycle or which stories have the most kernels popping at any one time.
(2) My own articles and seeds. (But of course! Even if I am the only person to see my byline - it gives me a thrill every time)
(3) And then I would like a running ticker tape banner that posts every item as it gets published to the vine. (I believe the vine once did something along this line)
I don't care if you format it to run on a cycle of the latest 10 items published or if you do it on a hourly publishing cycle or a 24 hour - it would shine a light to areas of the vine that are now hidden in shadow (might be some interesting stuff in them there far flung regions of the vine)
See? My needs aren't that extensive,NV Powers that Be.
With a little adjustment,I think we could both come out of this time we spend together with smiles on our faces and in all of our happy places.
And my happy place is my eyeballs.
So strip off all of that stuff that is covering up the interesting things and add a little more movement.
As someone once told me a very long time ago - You can't just lie there.