23 August 2013

Some Kind of Commotion down stream



You’ve probably noticed a consistent lack of consistency around the Main Street Gazette over the past couple of weeks. I’m going to level with you. I’ve taken on a new role within the organization that pays the bills (oh, how I wish I could make the Gazette pay the bills), and it has drained the amount of personal hours I’ve had to pour into writing for the Gazette. Does that mean I’m going away? Does this mean that the Gazette is going to continue to suffer? Absolutely not!

I am going to be doing a little bit of shuffling of when specific types of articles are published, but expect to start seeing a return to a regular schedule starting in September. Sunday’s Disney This Week and Thursday’s World News Roundtable are going to merge into a single article and begin running on Fridays. The WDW Record segment which had been running on Fridays will shift to Thursdays. My personal observations which appear on Mondays under the Perspective banner will continue, Tuesday’s World of Yesterday, and Wednesday’s Epicurean Displays will appear as regularly scheduled.

In case you are wondering why I am beating the drum and calling for the Main Street Gazette to return to its previous level of dedication is two-fold. For starters, even on the days when I am tired, even on the days when I am bone-weary, I need each and every one of you to hold me accountable and make sure that I am holding myself to the high standards I expect of myself and that you deserve. Secondly, today is a very special day for me. I don’t suspect many of you actually saw those first few articles six years ago, but on this date in 2007 the Main Street Gazette first went to the presses and put itself out there to share thoughts, history, reviews, recipes, little details, and all the other things we’ve enjoyed writing about for the very first time. That’s right, today is our sixth birthday!

I hope to bring more of the interactivity we have dabbled with this year, from Instagram’s #disaday to our weekly round of Disney Post It on Twitter, but those are going to have to wait for now. Also, I would love to hear from all of you out there about what you would like to see more of from the Gazette, here on the site, elsewhere on the internet, or even into real life! You have made the Main Street Gazette the success that it is, and it is time to make sure your voices are heard loud and clear!

Thank you for listening to my blathering today, and every day for that matter. It has truly been one of the wildest rides in the wilderness, but I wouldn’t change a day of it! Here’s hoping we are all here many, many years from now, because I’ve still got a lot to say!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Congratulations! :)

Elizabeth Caran said...

Congratulations, Ryan! Happiest of birthdays to you! :-)

Lou Mongello said...

Congrats, my friend! Thank you for your commitment to sharing your passion on the Gazette! Here's to 60 more years

Rob said...

I love MSG! Congrats on 6 years!

Melissa Knight said...

Happy anniversary! Thank you for always putting out such wonderful, thoughtful content. I'm looking forward to what's ahead!