*I’m going to apologize in advance for this, because some of you may roll your eyes. But sometimes a dude’s just gotta’ wax poetic.*
Throughout history, there have been several long and arduous journeys that mankind has undertaken, all in the interest of making life better. Sometimes these journeys are simply a a testament to ourselves of what we’re capable of. Other times, they’re made out of necessity. Regardless of the motivation, we seem to consistently seek out and take on the challenges that initially seem impossible, but once conquered, define us.
I’ve shared briefly in our first blog post how the journey of SeenTh.at began. The hope will always be that completion of our goal,
“To provide movie lovers a way to socially enrich their interaction with movies beyond the viewing experience”
will fill a common need amongst film fans, even those that don’t now realize what they’re missing .
I’m proud to share that we’ve had another great month of development, and we’re that much closer to our goal of launching a private beta by Christmas. For those of you that didn’t get a chance to visit the blog in October, we revealed both the movie detail page and user profile designs. Speaking of which, some people have asked me if I think we’ve given away too much about how the site will work, or what it will look like. My short (and only) answer is no, I don’t. I want you all to get excited and to join us on this journey by telling us what works and what doesn’t. The best way I know how to do that is to forgo the mystery and just be open. There’s been a lot of praise thus far (which, by the way is great and keeps us motivated), but we’d love to hear any constructive feedback as well. We are building this for you too, after all .
The only unfortunate side effect of sharing so much with you this early, is that now you’re hooked with nothing to do about it. You’ve seen some exciting stuff, and can’t use any of it. Trust us, we know EXACTLY how you feel. But there are a few things you can do now to prepare for the launch of SeenTh.at. Just follow this simple list of to do’s, and you’ll be ahead of the curve come launch:
• Keep track of movies you watch from now until launch. We’re going to give you the option to add details around each viewing (who you saw the movie with, when you saw it, etc.) so don’t leave that to your memory.
• Jot down any movies you’re dying to see (whether new or old). We’re giving all users the ability to create a MustSee list right off the bat.
• Know your top 5/10/20 movies of all time. People who find you on SeenTh.at are going to want to know whether or not your opinion should matter to them. Showing off your personal best-of-the-best is a great way to let them know.
• Tell your friends about SeenTh.at. It’s hard to socially enrich your experience with movies if you don’t have anyone to share your passion with or recommend movies to.
Anyway, keep the feedback coming and we’ll keep pushing through this tough road of development. I have a feeling it will all be worth it in the end.
Peace, love and happy movie watching.