We're a website for collectors, but not in the dry, factual sense. Sure, it's important to know why each piece of carnival glass is valuable or rare in it's own way, but after you've got three hundred pieces and start building rooms just to hold your collection, you're interest in your collectibles changes. It's no longer about value, or rarity -- you just want them. All of them. There's no longer a distinction between the collector with closets full of Ming vases and the person who collects anything with an elephant on it. The collection begins to be for the sake of collecting. We like that.
We understand that there's stories behind why you need your collection. We understand that you can't quite put a finger on it, but we'd like you to try. I suppose you don't have to understand it completely, but it'll be fun trying. At the very least, entertain yourself with the obsessions of other collectors; you might find you and your collection not so strange as you'd think.
A Tiny FAQ
I read the above, but I still don't get it; what is this?
Who runs this site?
Who else writes articles?
How do I become a writer here?
Will you link to my site?
Can I buy advertising space?
Why are you copying the venerable suck.com?
Why are you copying the ultra-cool McSweeney's?
*goes and looks*
I'd say "Great minds think alike," but we're not as great as McSweeney's. I'd accuse them of copying Suck, too, but that'd be mean. Call it parallel evolution; I knew of McSweeney's existence, but haven't looked at their website in a long time, at least none I can remember. I didn't have their site in mind when desigining, but now that I look closer, there IS a lot of similarity. It might just be that the idea of "daily text-heavy content" leads to this one streamlined design.
I've got other questions; what should I do?