Yesterday we told you that we were bringing on Pete Zayas (writer + video god) and Grant Goldberg (social media jedi) as full time contributors to FB&G. I’m beyond excited to have both in the fold and think their additions will help grow and improve the site over the long term.
That said, staffing aren’t the only types of changes you’re going to see. I just wanted to give you a heads up that in the coming day or so you’ll see a new commenting platform in use here at the site. I hope this transition will be seamless, but whenever technology changes I get a little nervous. So, I’m asking in advance for your patience in understanding as we implement and adjust things at that level. I really appreciate it.
Please know that I understand the value of this community and the fact that commenting at the site and having a discussion among each other is a big part of what makes this site special. I do believe this new commenting platform will be an aid in that, but like all change it will take some getting used to. Again, I ask for your patience and for an open mind.
Further, over the next month or so, we will be working behind the scenes to give the site a redesign and update aesthetically. The site’s look has not changed for many years and while I’ll always have a fondness for its current simplicity, I think it’s time for a face-lift. I also hope the redesign will make the site more user friendly and perform better for readers and visitors.
We’ll have more on these things over time, but with change in the air, I thought there no better time than now to inform you all on what’s coming down the pike.
Thank you, all, for your continued support of the site and the work we do. Your response to Pete and Grant coming on board has been overwhelmingly positive — something I (and they) truly appreciate.