So for the past probably year or so, I’ve been making a concentrated effort to bring Modern Vinyl into the next stage of its existence. It all started with the podcast, which debuted in April of 2014, and has been a nice little success for us, coming up on 50 episodes and a live event. It’s been nice to connect with fans of all varieties, to the point where I’m genuinely looking forward to meeting many of you on March 8th.
The next stage was a larger staff, which has brought people like Zach Behm (MV movie dude/illustrator), Alan Miller (the Random Pull episodes), David Fisch (review maestro), Meghin Moore (Song of The Day lady leader), Jim Hanke (supremely talented record nerd) and Sean Hermann (Skeletal Lightning champ, reviews) to the staff and increased our output quite a bit. In that regard, I think we’ve barely scratched the content surface. Look for more of a focus on long-form content and more vinyl-related features (some great ideas have been rattling around and hopefully will be hit on this summer).
And of course, the site redesign. Simply put, I wanted our writers to be proud to have their content housed on our site. Developing these voices is a big focus for us and we’ll have some nice author pages set up so that you can begin to identify a bit more with them. It’s safe to say I’m happy with the design and a big thanks to Nate Cyphert, who’s been our guy since day one. A few things…there will be some slight issues I’m sure but I’ll be working over the next couple weeks to shore up any issues. If you find anything, email us over at firstname.lastname@example.org. For example the reviews are lacking scores right now, but that should be fixed soon.
Anyways, can’t thank everyone enough who reads the site. We’re currently on pace for another high traffic year and well, we’re lucky! Truly appreciate every reader we have.