As you can see, there have been some changes to the site. Yeah, there’s a new look, but really that was not the point of changing things up. The point was to add some new cool features. The main point of this redesign was to add nesting comments. I’ve always said, comments are the most important part of any article. So much great information and interesting opinions come out in the comments, and I encourage everyone to speak their mind, for or against anything I say, and help spread musical wealth and insight. Now we’ll be able to respond to each others comments in line, to reduce confusion and such. I believe you will also have to option to be alerted through email if someone responds to a comment you left.
Another thing that has been added are quick buttons for Facebook, Twitter, etc., that make it easy for you to share any article by simply clicking the button.
There’s also many more behind-the-scenes changes that long story short will protect the website from being hacked again, and give it more exposure, thus giving the artists and causes we try to promote here more exposure. More very big, very exciting features are coming as well, and I’ll alert you to them when they’re added.
Please understand there may be things changing and general weirdness as we work all the kinks out in the next few days. This is usually a pretty dead holiday weekend, so we figured it was a good time to do it. Certainly if something looks weird to you or is not working, let me know in a comment below.
I want to give a HUGE thank you to Dave Hampton of Aldora Computer Solutions, who has built and managed this website since day 1, and has done an amazing job for very little pay. If you ever need website help, especially if you are a band, then you should take your business to him. As a musician, he understands how important music is, and how to get it to your fans. Without Dave, none of this would be possible. All of us, all the bands and causes we cover owe him a HUGE thank you!!!!
John Steele, the true mother brain behind this whole operation, also deserves thanks. He’s the nicest guy you would ever meet…whose so crazy computer smart he could raise an army of robots to enslave us all.
Also want to say thanks to Kyle Shoultz of Shoultz Design, who made the now famous spread wing savingcountrymusic.com logo and has helped with other graphic design tasks.
And lastly I want to thank all of YOU! This is a joint effort, writer and readers. This is not my website, this is YOUR website, OUR website–the home of the REAL country music fan. Without your eyeballs and your comments, I would never be able to find the energy to keep this thing going. I am completely indebted to all of you for letting me carry this ridiculous and fool-hearty pursuit to this level.
Like Bob Wayne once said, “All my friends are family, my family is my life.”
Check out this new feature, the ability to stream audio and video from local concerts worldwide: savingcountrymusic.com/scm-live. More details coming.