By Marty Mulrooney
Hey guys! Today, we hit a milestone with our 17,000th visitor! I am amazed how Alternative Magazine Online has grown, from what was basically a small blog, into a fully functioning site. We also recently took on another writer, bringing the count to four including myself. Welcome to the site Stewart Sutherland!
What does this mean for you, the reader? Well we have a wider range of topics we can write about. All the major games consoles are now covered, as shown recently by our Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 coverage, as well as our continuing PC coverage of course. It also means our other coverage (e.g film and book reviews) can come from more than a single voice, providing even more alternative views… which is what the site is all about!
Also, due to some bad times with my own computer dying recently, I have now upgraded to a brand new machine, and will be installing Windows 7 later this week. Again, this means the site can move with the times in many exciting new ways.
In the coming weeks there will be a staff page with biographies added so you can get to know the writers a bit better, a rehaul of the ratings system (as well as a rating explanation page) and also a page to apply if you want to write for us!
Finally, and as you will notice when reading this, the site theme has been changed to something more streamlined. This was done to hopefully make navigating the site easier, as well as providing a more enjoyable reading experience.
The banner is a placeholder at the moment, as I am working on something a little more special. I will hopefully also be creating a logo as soon as possible. In the meantime, why not vote on the poll below to let us know what you think of our new look? Further feedback in the comments section is very much appreciated, and will be counted as entries in the competition I mentioned on our earlier page here!