Good eventide to you all,
Have you ever decided to re-invent the wheel in midstream? You know you have a wonderful thing going but why not make it even better? Hence my re-invention of The Medieval Chronicle. Only problem was I had three days left before publication date (September 7th) and a mountain to climb to get ‘said’ wheel looking like I wanted it to. Deep sigh… The solution? Stop treating TMC as a hard copy newsletter and start treating it as website. A place where information can be updated on a whim and the latest news can be inserted any time—day and night.
The siege is on (it’s me against web design and I am winning!) and come September 22nd TMC will begin its second year on the web better than ever! When you open the September/October 2010 issue the look and ease of movement is still there. What has changed are the kinds of articles and their presentation and the addition of fun information.
So let’s jump in and find out what I’m working on.
First, you’ll find Feature articles that will be written by authors whose books are new releases; recurring Columns that you can’t help but get involved in and look forward to issue after issue; a new column entitled And the Past Came Knocking… that will bring back articles from TMC’s hard copy publication days and least I forget, the much requested Medieval Books Abound is still here. Previewing of the articles has gone away because TMC is now free to all! Your Village News scroll will now send you directly to the article you wish to read. I still will be offering the PDF printable version of TMC because I know that many of you like to print it out and read at your leisure. Some of the links on the left-hand side are gone—for now, at least. They may return if I decide to revamp the pages. Or, they may not.
Now’s a great time to add your voice to the design. Email me and let me know what you would like to see added and I’ll do my best to accommodate.
September 22nd is the first day of autumn and since autumn is my favorite season (I dearly love the autumn leaves and the cool crisp air) I thought it would be a perfect day to begin TMC’s second year.
See you on the 22nd,
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com