Last week, the Independent celebrated its second anniversary. That’s right, our organization has now reached the stage of temper tantrums, poopy diapers, screaming fits, and creating havoc everywhere we go.
You’ve seen the banner at the top of our website … what’s it all about?
Last week, the Independent celebrated its second anniversary. That’s right, our organization has now reached the stage of temper tantrums, poopy diapers, screaming fits, and creating havoc everywhere we go. I kid (well, mostly). But seriously, a little bit of a mess is not always a bad thing when you’re growing, and the Independent is definitely beginning to move into a new phase.
One thing we’ve outgrown is this website. Created for us by a college kid on a shoestring budget, this WordPress site has served us since the very beginning. But we’ve become frustrated by its limitations, its look, and (most of all) its rigidity. For the last few months we’ve been working with a web designer to produce a more aesthetically pleasing and dynamic site, which we will unveil very soon. The new site will not only be easier on the eyes, it will allow us to more easily feature different types of content. And it will allow you to browse the site and find content more freely. I’ll be producing a short video highlighting the features of the new site once we’ve relaunched.
Along with the new site will come a revamped weekly update, which we will use to highlight content on the site as well announce upcoming events and postings. The new update will look a lot more stylish than the old. But some things won’t change: you’ll only hear from us once a week, and we never share e-mail addresses with anyone.
“New Independent” refers to more than just this, though. In fact, the new website and weekly update are just the beginning! We’ve got exciting new partnerships, activities, and enterprises in the works over the next few months. I’m not going to spill the beans all at once, but I hope you’ll check back often for the latest news.
The Independent has always been a labor of love. But we wouldn’t be anywhere without you, our readers. We want to hear from you: good, bad, even (though hopefully not) indifferent! Let us know what you think. Comment on our reviews and features. Sign up for the update. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Most of all: come to the site and read our stuff.
Thanks for being a part of this endeavor with us!