Here, two items that have been stuck in the ‘well, that MIGHT be a good idea’ phase of development for longer than I’d care to admit. Out the door and into the world. Let’s see what happens.
First up, the Country Music Start Page. This is basically a selfish personal project made public.
See, Google is phasing out its iGoogle personalized home pages next year and I wanted something like my own set-up to keep using after the transition. From there, I gave some thought to how to make it useful to an audience wider than myself, which led to ever-renewing New Release and Video of the Week feature areas at the top.
Hopefully, it’s a one-stop place to get a quick view of what’s happening around the country music blogosphere. Go take a look and see what you make of it. Ideas for new sites or sections are welcome.
How could it be made more useful to you?
The second thing is a free Fake News e-book.
None of the stories are new. Some do date back nearly 4 years, which is long enough to seem new to folks who haven’t been here since our early days. That’s kind of the point, actually. Intended as an orientation gift for new email subscribers, I didn’t want to offer it to them without also making it available to you, the longtime faithful.
So, it’s 25 pages of some of my favorite self-written satirical news items. Might make a nice refresher course or keepsake? I don’t know. But for the next 24 hours or so, current and non-email subscribers can view or download it
HERE. After that, you’ll either have to sign up for a new email subscription or bug me personally to get a copy.
Anyone who has ever bugged me personally will tell you that I am one mean, mean man, so it’s probably best to act quickly if you’d like to check it out.
More cool projects in the works, but for now I’m just glad to have these two out of my head.