It’s time for change, and I’m not talking about the 2008 Democratic ticket. It’s something closer to home–right here at Performancing.
I’m pleased to announce that I have been given the assignment of managing Performancing effective November 1st. Ryan Caldwell, whom we consider to be one of the strong foundations of the community, has decided to focus on pursuing other projects. While, arguably, Performancing could carry on by itself as a community, Splashpress Media (which owns Performancing and its various services) feels that Performancing would benefit more from a refocusing of efforts, talent and energies toward a more active community and a unified portal for this community.
I mentioned change earlier and so far, reader feedback has been optimistic. I do have several plans laid out, such as a possible redesign and restructuring of our sites and services. And perhaps we can bring back some features that were previously in place. Now, here’s your chance to be part of the planning process. What do you think should we do to better adhere to our motto of helping bloggers succeed? Should we build more plugins? Create more free themes? Venture into new blogging-related services? Create a book?
We’re open to ideas!
In my excitement, I forgot to mention a few important points and an introduction (Thanks Brett for pointing that out).
Firstly, Jeff Chandler, who has been producing excellent content here, is staying on as lead contributor. He will be very much involved in planning (and executing) the various things we intend to have here. In this regard, I don’t think readers will think of the new editorship to be too drastic a change, since Jeff has been manning the ship for quite a while. Jeff and I will share top-billing in terms of writing and other content.
As for an introduction, I know I’ve made only a few posts here on Performancing to date, but I’ve mostly been involved in back-end work (i.e., some marketing, selling of ad space, and some tweaks here and there) since Splashpress acquired Performancing. You can mostly read my posts and features over at the Blog Herald, where I serve as assistant editor.