I founded TheMacFeed in the spring of 2009 with the understanding that blogs are a dime a dozen – seriously, there are a million and one other Apple-focused blogs out there. I knew that a blog does not take flight after post one, or post two hundred for that matter. It takes time, passion, and love to make any blog worthwhile, and that is percisly what TheMacFeed’s foundation has been since day one. However, one person does not make a blog a blog, the readers do.
I recall a time when I was jumping with excitement as I saw that five people were viewing TheMacFeed – it gave me an inner sense of success. Now, years later, hundreds of viewers online at once is no phenomenon, but the norm. Sure, content plays a part in all this, though so do you. Without all of our loyal readers, I’d still be celebrating fifteen simultaneous viewers. For that, I thank you.
Unfortunately, time takes its toll.
TheMacFeed has been operating from the same installation of WordPress (our blogging platform) since we launched in 2009. In that period of time, the countless modifications, plugins, and themes have rendered our WordPress database’s, files, and posts crippled and unrepairable.
Today, TheMacFeed is relaunching from a clean slate in what I believe to be a huge step towards a brighter future.
The site you are seeing now is operating off a completely clean installation of WordPress featuring our brand-new theme and logo. Snazzy, isn’t it?
Post-wise, the staff and I have only brought over a select few from our last server for the launch, though that does not exactly mean the others are gone forever. In fact, quite the opposite.
Throughout the coming months, the old reviews and pieces will be refurbished and reposted alongside our new posts. This allows outdated posts to be brought back to life with updated information as well as offer some readers an interesting new read.
Note: Old posts related to news will not be returning for obvious reasons.
This is a time of uncertainty. What will and will not be liked in our steps forward is unknown. I do believe, however, that the future looks bright.
As a side note, our grid feature in this theme is currently malfunctioning. Also, the logo is not yet set in stone. We expect everything to be 100% complete within the week.