With the New Year comes new resolutions. That includes MGC. As we’ve been hinting for the last few weeks, there are some changes coming to the blog. It’s my pleasure to show you some of those changes today as well as to make an announcement or two. We hope you will be as excited by the changes as we are. Of course, as with most things, it is a work in progress.
So let’s start with the new theme. We wanted something that would be a bit easier on the eye and easier to follow. What that means is you’ll see the opening paragraph or so of each post and will have to click through to see the rest. This lets more posts be seen on the homepage.
MGC also has its own Facebook page now. You can find it here. Please “like” the page. New posts will be announced there as well as news about upcoming new releases, contests, etc. We also have our own Twitter account now. Please check it out and follow it as well.
We’re also very excited to welcome two new members of the Mad Genius Club: Alma Boykin and Jonathan LaForce. This doesn’t mean we are losing anyone. Far from it. All of our regular bloggers will continue blogging as they have been. Brad is back and will blogging every Sunday. Dorothy will continue her every other Sunday blog and Alma will post on the Sundays Dorothy doesn’t. We haven’t scheduled Jonathan’s day yet.
The goal is to ultimately have two posts of the day by our bloggers. These will be regularly scheduled posts and spaced several hours apart. These posts will be supplemented with breaking news from the publishing world, publication announcements, etc. Sarah has promised to return to Elf Blood and, once it’s finished, other stories in the universe will follow — some by her and others by those of us in MGC who want to play.
Over the next few days, you’ll see more cosmetic changes taking place here at MGC as we continue to implement the various phases of the new theme. We’ve tested the theme in different browsers but that doesn’t mean there won’t be tweaking that has to be done. Bear with us. We haven’t done this major of a change on the blog in years.
To help celebrate the new changes, we have a guest post that will be publishing later today by Laura Montgomery. Please check back and give her a warm welcome.