Last month we reported on Jason Schuller’s intention to modify his ThemeGarden project to make it more like his initial vision. It now looks like he is definitely taking steps to move in a new direction. In an email sent to ThemeGarden authors earlier this month Schuller said that as of October 21, or Friday, the site will be going into maintenance mode indefinitely in order for him to “work on updates” to the marketplace.
It’s not entirely clear yet what ThemeGarden’s new direction will be, but one thing is clear: Schuller is serious about remaking ThemeGarden in his new vision. If you were Jason, what would you do with ThemeGarden? If you’re an author on the marketplace, let us know what you plan to do in the interim in the comments below.
For the full message sent to ThemeGarden authors see just after the jump.
Message sent to ThemeGarden authors
As you most likely already know, ThemeGarden is due for many changes. The current model doesn’t seem to be growing after 1 year of being live, and it’s time to go back to the drawing board to see what needs to be done to make this marketplace a success. I have several ideas in mind to move forward, but in order to do so, the current site as it stands will most likely be shut down (indefinitely) until I finish the updates. The current cut off date I have in mind is October 21st (two weeks from now), after which I will be putting the site in maintenance mode in order to work on updates. I will be exporting sales reports for all theme authors and brands which will be made available at your request if you want a copy for your reference. Thanks for being a part of this project and please do let me know if you have any ideas that you would like to see incorporated within the next version of ThemeGarden.com.