|Still gives me a reason|
About two years ago, after I got in some ish,
but before I started having Thursday Daemons (see left), I restarted my blog under my new “stage” name, Speed on the Beat. Utilizing a simple Blogspot account, I touched on many issues–personal and otherwise–while showcasing my ability to analyze and make light of almost anything I spoke on. This, in my notes and the like, was known as “SpeedontheBeat.com, Version 1.0.” It performed the duty of being my main stomping grounds. But, as the allure of Speed on the Beat grew (and people started to actually know who the hell I was), I knew I had to further branding efforts. So, I purchased a domain name and SpeedontheBeat.com was born.
SpeedontheBeat.com, in its initial state, was “SpeedontheBeat.com, Version 2.0.” It had the domain name, but still lacked a clean feeling. Blog posts were disjointed, fonts were screwy, and so on. In mid-2013, I began implementing Disqus comments and link-backs to posts, to both boost traffic and alleviate some of the eyesore. But, it wasn’t enough. What’s the point of delivering dope content if people can’t read it/find it?
So, today, I want to welcome you all to SpeedontheBeat.com, version 3.0. To coincide (somewhat) with the release of Death of The King, I’ve redesigned the site (with some help from some free templates because I’m cheap in that regard). As you can see, it’s a lot sleeker. It’s a lot more visually appealing. And, well, it’s a lot more professional. Does that mean I’m going to stop being irreverent and buttoned-up on every issue? Heck no. Do you see the image in the left-hand corner? But it does mean that people won’t have to strain their eyes reading what I’ve written. And that, my friends, is half the battle.