We’d like to pick the brains of our loyal Beat readers. As messy as that sounds, it’s not that dire. Our normal procedure for posting “events listings” here at The Beat is to do it the day of (usually in the morning.) That works for The Beat because our usual planning is along the lines of “Oh rats, that’s TONIGHT? I gotta comb my hair!” but others prefer a more structured approach.
We’re revamping our calendar policies a little, so we were wondering, what is more useful:
— Listing events when they are announced, sometimes long in advance.
— Listing events a day or so before.
— Continuing our last minute preparations.
There is no one single answer to this, obviously, so we’re open to the greatest good for the greatest number of people, etc etc etc.
UPDATE: Thanks for all the feedback, peeps. And no we’re not goin gto create a clickable calander in the sidebar because…well we’re not an events site. (We do recommend Egon’s excellent listings for indie comics type events.) WE have always just listed interesting events that catch our fanyc, not every signing and tour. We just want the events we DO list to be more useful for the people who read the site. And we know from our extensive market research (i.e. shooting the breeze) that people do patronize events we list.