I Am Joe’s Blog:

May 25, 2006 • 2:23 PM

Relaunch of Interesting Thing of the Day: Next week!

On May 31, 2005—almost exactly one year ago—I published the last of the 365 consecutive daily articles that made up “version 2″ of Interesting Thing of the Day. Since then, there have been no new articles, but the long wait is nearly over: the site will relaunch next week!

I am pleased to announce that Interesting Thing of the Day will return with NEW articles, new features, and a completely new look and feel next Wednesday, May 31, 2006. I’ll be spending the upcoming long weekend putting the final touches on all the site’s revisions. If all goes well, the official roll-out of ITotD version 3.0 should be complete before the end of the day on Tuesday.

At that time, I’ll post a complete list of what’s new. Some of the things you’ll notice are:

  • A new logo and site layout, with easier navigation
  • Never-before-published articles
  • Improvements to podcasts and RSS feeds
  • Buzzword-compliant “Web 2.0” features (if you have to ask, you don’t need to know!)

One other major change will involve the publication schedule. Next week, there will be new articles on Wednesday (May 31) and Friday (June 2). Thereafter, I’m shooting for two new articles per week (most likely on Mondays and Wednesdays) and one recycled article (to appear on Fridays). However, I intend for the schedule to be flexible. If the site’s income warrants more-frequent articles, I’m happy to oblige; if circumstances require a reduced workload, I may cut back here and there. In any case, expect to see more articles by guest authors—and if you would like to become a guest author yourself, please see this page for information.