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Changes are coming in 2013

posted Dec 20, 2012, 8:16 AM by Sarah Brehm   [ updated Dec 20, 2012, 8:19 AM ]

When I started Forte Chattanooga, I had in mind that it would become more of an online magazine, rather than my blog. I was planning to eventually lean back in my comfy office chair and wear the Editor hat while several others contributed articles and concert reviews. Some of you have contributed, and for that I am appreciative. But I’m learning that this original model isn’t going to work (at least for now).

Instead, Forte Chattanooga is going to become my blog.

For you, the reader, that probably means you won’t notice much of a change in content, except (hopefully) a dramatic increase in posts—like a multiple-posts-per-day kind of increase.

For me, it means I’m not going to worry about the things I did—like should I write about this band? Can I write about that band? Do I even dare write on this topic?

I know, incredibly vague, but I was afraid there were things I could and couldn’t do. On my website. It’s a silly way to think.

So, yes, there will be an increase in posts. These will still include artist interviews, concert reviews, album reviews. The same sort of stuff you’ve come to expect from Forte Chattanooga. What’s going to be new are things like this: I might post a link to a youtube music video and write a quick paragraph about the particular song; I might talk about a certain Bible verse; or whatever is on my mind concerning Christian music.

Also in the works is a new design.

I’ve had this design up with little variation since the beginning, nearly two years ago. It’s time for an update. I’m thinking about making specific tabs for artist interviews, concert reviews, album reviews. Everything else will fall under “exclusives” or “general” or something. This way, you can quickly find the article that you’re looking for. At least, that’s the plan. I’m not sure how that’ll affect the articles currently posted.

Be looking for these updates sometime early January 2013.

Change is good, right? 

Words by: Sarah Brehm

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living." Gail Sheehy