It is regrettable that my news website, mdrnews.info, cannot have a feature that lets me design custom pages on it that are static.
The website is designed to give local news about marina del rey, and i put in all the local sources about MDR that i know. Almost no solid MDR news comes out...
because the sources dont give out news, their feeds dont work, they dont publish enough.
The only use i have of this paper.li website is the aggregating feature for photos and videos shared on social media.
But it is not enough, because i need to showcase Marina del Rey News
- Not on a weekly basis; on a static basis, where i can show the Top Headlines of the year. This is because not enough news is published weekly.
- I need to not only have news, but also static pages that give people information about restaurants, Hot Destinations to visit, etc... this would then be a "see the community" website-- the community is more then news.
To make you aware, the trend of social media marketing these days is for the Community; creating Community Assets; leveraging yourself as an Expert.
Digital Marketer touts that trend, and i have witnessed many other leading people jump on that trend. It would do paper.li well to give people the ability
to create Communtiy Hubs through letting them have control over Website Design.
This is a also a unique selling point.
Feel the balance. The automation of aggregation saves time, but it lacks the flower of creativity (Drag and drop static page design) that balances the other end of the lever.
The levers we can pull are only levers that affect the automation element; we need to really be able to create more freely, to make the website ours, static pages.
You could boast a website builder... that replaces themes on wordpress... no need for a news magazine theme (pay $59?) instead... use our aggregatory tool...
free news found for you... and then use our static page builder... and create your whole news website through paper.li.... the about page... the static news pages... the contact page... etcetera.
In summary, this paper.li website falls short of the mark because
- it doesnt have good news, or enough news;
- It doesnt let me create community pages (Static pages, drag and drop design like wordpress theme).
The only useful feature it has for more in this specific situation, is how it grab local photos and videos.
I might be able to find a plug-in for that. Or you guys can add a static drag and drop page building feature...
which would help everyone.
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