It’s just over a year ago now that the idea for LaughRiot.co.uk twisted, changed and blossomed into being a part of the LifeRiot group of entertainment websites.
My initial idea was that LaughRiot would be a combination of politics and comedy – a kind of interesting markthomasinfo.com, but it quickly evolved into part of something bigger.
At that point I had been working for about a year with a mate on his music website called SmashMusic.co.uk, helping out with some writing and some developing. It kind of got me interested in doing something in the area that interested me more – comedy. I knew that Chortle.co.uk had a stranglehold on the UK comedy scene, but they had barely changed, they had no idea of what could and should be done for an entertainment sector.
And that is where the idea began to spread its wings, in the area of what can be offered to visitors of websites that cover the various entertainment sectors. I am not going to go into details of what I want the LifeRiot sites to offer, but I am still excited in them after all this time.
Progress in some areas has been slow, and I have gotten frustrated and wondered why I don’t just stop and have that life that so many other people seem to have – wake, work, pub/home, watch the telly, bed. But I haven’t given in yet, because I see this as giving myself an even better chance of being freed from my employers than anything at the moment.
So what are some of the things I need to do to achieve this goal?
- Stabilise all five sites
- Introduce gig/event listings
- Some special stuff