I've been wanting to aggregate a place online where I can be asked questions, blog, and essentially form a haven of sorts where I can add an email list/stories/etc to those who are interested in similar styles, narratives, and thoughts as I am. A place of reciprocation for readers and writers alike, to put it simply. I was wondering if anyone has done anything similar and offer any insight about the following questions: 1) How do you spur questions from visitors? How would you get them interested enough to specifically ask for your feedback? (Everyone wants to write their thoughts but not everyone wants to hear the other side) Like I said before I'd rather have quick and insightful talks for both ends. 2) How exactly would you implement a critique system for the stories you make available on the site? Would you have a basic comment system? A place where people can email you and you email back? 3) I may have questions about email lists but I've yet to research this specifically so I'd rather just save it for now. 4) Would you link your social media to the site? 5) Anything glaring I should know? Specific resources to use that may prove to have a life or death difference over others? For now, I'm thinking something as simple as wordpress, haven't looked to deep into it yet so I might have to change it if it's missing some functions I might want. But yeah, anything for this question might save me if I overlooked something.