Role reversal: You spoke, we listened

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback (most of it positive, thank you for that!) but some of it has been constructive criticism about the layout of the web site and it’s navigation.

We’ve made several changes this morning that we hope will address the most common issues we heard…

The three main ways that the site content is organized — by question, by person, and by podcast — are now more clearly shown by the Questions, People and Podcasts links in the top navigation menu.

The About item has been expanded to include a sub-menu of choices making it easier to find information on some basic topics: Contributing your writing, Translations, Parkour They Said on social media, and . . .

We’ve exposed the Parkour, They Said Blog posts. This site — this entire project — is not a blog; It is a collection of writing, contributions and podcasts. But many people have been asking for more “behind the scense” information. So, here it is. :)

Story time!

http://parkour.theysaid.world/story-time

Dear Reader:

I would like to pry you away from your training (just for a little bit, I promise) and coax you towards your keyboard.

As you might imagine, I’ve talked to a TON of people about this project. To my delight, everyone wants to write something… but then they pause, usually because they’re not sure what they should write about. Some poeple have started writing, only to give up thinking their writing isn’t good enough.

Alas! Everyone is too hard on themselves! If only I could coax you out of your shell just a wee bit. I know you are passionate, so TELL ME A STORY!

I want you to write a story about a really awesome (or scary, fun, invigorating, enlightening) experience you had training. A sentence, a paragraph, 50 pages. Anything. Write about a gorgeous day, the first time you stuck a kong-pre/cat-pass, your first class, that time your mom tried it, that one time at that jam, sleeping under the stars on a jetty. ANYTHING.

So, was that a story that just flashed through your mind? Care to share it? Send it in!

There is a Contributors’ FAQ: http://parkour.theysaid.world/cfaq
And you can submit writing via the form on the About page: http://parkour.theysaid.world/about

Once I’ve collected a bunch of them, we’ll publish them one-a-day as a series. Future readers will be able to read through all the stories as a connected thread within the larger project.

Story Time! will appear here: http://parkour.theysaid.world/tag/is-there-a-story-you-would-like-to-share/

Hello world

About

Today I started spreading the word about this project. We had been talking with a few people to get some initial feedback and to iron out wrinkles. But, we think we are now as ready as we are going to be!

Be sure to check the About page where you’ll find information on how to contribute your own answers. Everyone is invited to contribute and it’s easy!