Your Turn – Tell Sci-Fi Today What You Think!!!

Sci-Fi Today is officially one month old and what a month it’s been. The site has been viewed by over 20,000 visitors; most of those came via a link to one of our stories from The Drudge Report. Fifty users have taken the time to open an account and while you’re not one-in-a-million, you guys and gals are certainly a treasured one-in-four-hundred! Whether you’re an Anonymous Hero or on a first-cyber-name basis, we hope you’ll take a moment, click the link below and post a comment here today telling us what you think about SFT. Too much science? Not enough of your kind of science? Not enough of your kind of sci-fi? Let us know, so we can mold this site into a thriving community where we all enjoy meeting to swap ideas. If nothing else, just say hi!!!

11 thoughts on “Your Turn – Tell Sci-Fi Today What You Think!!!”

  1. No fair, I was going to post that! :-)

    I have greatly enjoyed the first month of operating Sci-Fi Today. I’ve wanted to create this site for such a long time, that to actually see it in use is wonderful. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to post stories or comments. I have been particularly lucky to have found a user as excited as I am about this site and its potential. Thanks for all your hard work, Ricky!

    I have discovered that I greatly enjoy posting daily stories, although as this site grows and more people submit their stories, I hope to have more time available to write more lengthy essays. The most difficult part of running this site has proven to be promoting it. If you build it, will they come? Well, simply existing may have been good enough for Slashdot, since they basically invented the weblog format and thus had no competition. But nowadays, it’s much more difficult to build a community from scratch. While I think SFT has distinguished itself via its theme and its quality, it is still stuck in a Catch-22 situation. Sites like SFT, Slashdot and Kuro5hin get most of their traffic not so much because of the stories they post but because of the discussions that ensue, thus a site doesn’t get a lot of visitors without having a lot of comments. But since only a certain percantage of users post comments, you don’t get a lot of comments without first having a lot of visitors. Thus the dilemma.

    I continue to promote SFT as much as I can. We are linked on numerous sites now, and get some google traffic as a result. Our headlines are viewable on both Slashdot and Kuro5hin. I have two interviews with sci-fi authors lined up for the new year, in which the questions will come from you, the users of SFT, and I am trying to get more lined up for as soon as possible. I have even just created an SFT poster, which I will post in strategic locations around my own town (anyone who wants to help promote this site is more than welcome to print it out and post it at their workplace or around their town too!). I welcome any further suggestions. In the end, I think the success of SFT will be due to word of mouth.

    Once again, thanks to everyone who has participated in this site thus far. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am. Here’s to a great new year!

  2. I think you guys are doing an awesome job – the thing that makes a site interesting is seeing something new every time you visit, and you guys are delivering on that. You’re on my permanent bookmarks, and I think if you can keep it up you’ll built up a huge following over time.

    – Steve

  3. So far today is my first day here. Yet I am liking what I read. I have bookmarked and put on daily rotation for viewing this site. I really do hope many more freaks and geeks join up and add to fun!

  4. I some how found your site a week ago, and I have returned every day since. Really like the mix of sfi with real tech news. Its my second read of the day after /.
    Keep up the good work!

  5. Can’t remember how I came across this site but
    extremely thankful I did a week ago.Spent over
    10 hours simply reading your outstanding articles.
    I enjoy the simple,down to earth language the articles are written in. These articles are prime for both young and ‘old’ alike with eduacation
    being of utmost importance, not just “techy”
    talk.The site looks great and easy to navigate.
    The blue is especially easy on the eyes. Keep up
    the good work and will look forward to reading
    this site everyday. I believe Sci-Fi Today has
    every bit as good a chance as Slashdot or
    Tom’s Harware at attracting as large an audience.
    Give it a little time. Thanks S.F.T.

  6. This site continues to inspire my thoughts and creativity. I think the structure promotes freedom and equality: anyone can post a science or sci-fi related story, and the community is filled with interesting people who share well informed and passionate opinions.
    The links from the stories are wonderful and I usually bookmark most of web sites that I find though Sci-Fi Today. I look forward to coming here because I always learn something and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Keep up the great work Drog and rickyjames. Happy one month anniversary and thank you for one of the coolest sites on the Web!!!!!

  7. I do believe that I found this site from and E-mail reply to a comment I made over at /. about some sci-fi.

    On the whole, I’m glad that I decided to give it a look-see, and I look forward to spending a lot more time actualy reading articles that interest Me..:)

  8. This is your first month? =) The quality of the news on this site makes me feel as if it’s been around for quite a long time.

    Looking forward to more content from you peeps! Keep up the terrific work =)

  9. Hello there, I am Hank Smith, Assistant in Publicity with Torcon3, The World Science Fiction Convention to be held August 28th-September 1st, 2003 in Toronto. I wish to spread the news of our event to related groups. Torcon will have a Movie Room, an Anime Room, a Game Room, a LARP, an Art Show, a Masquerade, an Internet Lounge, a Dealer’s Room with Books,etc., and more!! Please check out http://www.torcon3.on.ca. Hope to see you all there!!

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