Well my readers we have arrived at the end of 2016 and what a year it has been. I wanted to just toss together a little editorial about what’s come down the pike this past year and what some of the plans are for the future. I’ve decided to make this year’s edition much shorter than I have been known to do and that is more based on the timing that I have to sit and wax creative. I hope you don’t mind, but right now I would rather keep the process going than talk about some of the “where it’s been” stuff. With that in mind welcome to the “State Of The Site” address for 2016. Let’s go.
The modifications of the site have not been many outside of the changes that the author of the currently used template offers up. Some of these I like and some I do not but this theme works fine on mobile devices and computer systems so I am keeping it. When we first did the revamp into WordPress we were aiming at using a customized them but that didn’t work out and here we are. Speaking content for a moment, I do still have a considerable amount of legacy work to re-introduce to the site but it’s all being done as time permits. The need to be on point with current news and happenings finds me sitting down to re-integrate old reviews and images when the news and reporting week has been slow. I am of course making strides but there is still a lot to do. More than 600 new posts went online in 2016 and in addition to these there were about 250 posts added from our legacy stockpile.
Music: One of the things I have been making sure to do a lot of over the last year is to also feature the advance singles that we find coming out. This keeps the music content flowing and allows for easier band support, especially when a new album is still several months away. I look forward to doing a lot more of these kinds of posts in 2017.
Video: The video reviews section has greatly expanded since it now features not only the overviews of product releases on standard and Blu-ray and now offers up the critical eye on music video offerings and any movie reviews of current films that we have enjoyed. With 2017 looking to be a busy year for films that our readers are lining up for I predict a very busy category.
Concerts, Events and Book Reviews: Nothing at all has changed with these three offerings and its business as usual with our posts that fall under them. Of course, I have added a few more conventions to my adventures and they are helping inspire the geek masses. As far as the concerts went, I think I saw about 100 different concerts this past year and since many had three bands to the bill or more my checklist on bands seen has grown considerably.
Comics: There’s been more expansion with the comics category this year as well because there are just so many initiatives in the comic scene that they need to be reported on to get those orders in to the comic book store. Yeah, the monthly solicitations are regular but now there are more news items and even some focused insight on a particular issue. As a lifelong comics geek, I am passionate about the hobby and want to spark others into either collecting them or just reading them on a tablet device. As many of you know we’ve been going to NY Comic Con since 2010 and that event only gets bigger and bigger so it’s important to keep lots of comic book things discussed on the website.
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