**(EDIT)** THIS MAY NOT BE ACURATE NOW! **
I had many different ideas for my Space at first. To get some ideas at first I looked at others for ideas and used them. It took some time to figure out how to use all the features. I was going to completely make up a life. Like maybe even as if it were in the future(2070) or the past(1800’s). There were a few Spaces I came across that seemed to be like this. The life they write about is so bad it it could be made up. I don’t know. What do you think is it real? I keep going back to read this one:
One could use their Space to write about what they know most about, like bugs, geography, sports, or even make like a "Soap" where they invent characters and tell only a bit of the story each day. With all the suspense and drama of the real thing. This would be a great idea for someone who had the skill need to do it right. If you know a lot of jokes or riddles that is something I have not seen yet and it’s a cool idea too. Too many ideas exist to list.
Try to keep to one or two topics. If a holiday is coming up it would help to write about it.
Invite people to leave a comment or an opinion by asking "What do you think?", or "Please leave your opinion." These extra few words are responsible for about 40% of all comment I received!
Most visitor look for two things, your photos and your profile(where your from). It took me a lot of thought but I think it helps to put photos at top to draw people "in". I choose to put profile at bottom because that way people will have to scroll down to see it. On the way down they get to see all the other stuff I have. With these at top most will not look further if they get this all at once. It might be just me but I like changing things around and the background(theme). It lets returning visitors that I have made updates. When updates to a Space is made it shows up on the More Spaces page here: http://spaces.msn.com/morespaces.aspx
I am not sure but I think you might have to make the Updates Spaces module visible on your Space to show up on the More Spaces page(comment if you know for sure). You can put it way at the bottom like I did if you don’t really like it taking up room.
Leave comments, the best way to get comments is to leave them! I like to leave them. I spent many hours leaving them. Eventually it all comes back to you The more links you leave the better. Create a guest book or if you find a Space you like, make a Favorites list. It will help to get visitors to both Spaces. Most people will agree to put your link on their Space in return.
When I give my opinion I try to say "in my opinion" or if I’m not sure about something I’ll say I’m not. I also find it helpful to be honest because then you won’t "tell" the same story over again two different ways. People will quickly pick this up.
One odd thing if it interest you is the funny places a Space can end up. I did a search for links to my Space and found this site:
I guess my Space is like a stock or something? How it got there or who put it there I do not know but its pretty… neat I think.:) Try doing a search for your Space on a few search engines.
As I think of more things or if some one comments with a good suggestion I’ll write about it. For now I have to go. Check out my page view totals for the week I was featured. I put a few screen shots of my stats page in a photo album. If you were featured let me know what your totals were. I am wondering if this is about average. Thanks…tom g