For some time now, I have been trying to decide exactly what to do with Disney Today. I certainly intend to continue to operate, that is not the question, but instead the question becomes “What will draw people and excite our members?”
I realize there are a number of Disney news sites, probably run by folks just like me who have a deep love for everything Disney. I know some have a major advantage – that being they live close to one of the major parks – while I am 1,500 miles away. Yes, my wife are Disney Vacation Club members, have annual passes and travel to WDW as often as possible. We regularly take Disney cruises, but we aren’t exactly wealthy, so there are limitations to our ability to update DT on a regular basis with our own photos and experiences. So we have to peruse many of the other sites just to stay up to date. We do not plagiarize their stories, but we take a compilation of the similar articles and create our own versions. That’s called reporting the news and I am a retired newspaper editor and journalist, so I kinda know the legalities.
That’s completely viable for much of the news, but photos and fresh reports on new merchandise, physical changes to the parks and photos of the latest happenings are a problem.
We need some ‘reporters’.
It’s really very simple. We are seeking some folks who would enjoy taking pictures, reporting on anything that changes (like walls going up to hide construction or the latest pics of ongoing construction).
Can we promise our reporters anything? Nope. Just the joy of seeing your work on the website and perhaps some notoriety that might come from it. We are seriously considering holding an annual one-day get-together at one of the Disney Resorts (on us) as a minor perk, but that will only come if we get some help on the website.
Some of things I hope in add down the road include podcasts. I am not certain what form they may take – whether they will start out as just simple’radio’ style or possibly video.
It’s kinda funny … I sit here right now in front of my computer and write this post and I wonder if it will attract any help. Maybe this time I’ll get a couple feelers … who knows. However, if you are interested, drop me an email at email@example.com . Let’s see if we can come up with something.