09 Mar Drfunkenberry.com: 8 Million Page Views & 25,000 Comments Later: Announcing A Change In Direction
I really want to thank everyone and anyone who has been to this site. It means a lot to me. The site’s success is because of you.
I left my job last April to do the site full-time in order to be able to attend events for exclusive videos and photos, conduct interviews, along with day-to-day operations. It hasn’t panned out exactly the way I have hoped, but by remaining independent, I have been able to cover artists that may not be covered by the mainstream media and also find new talent without being forced to feed you garbage.
We have covered many aspects of the celebrity world, trying to keep it classy and not trashy. The main thing is that the ways of events being covered in the blogosphere (God, I hate that word.) has changed. It didn’t used to matter if you were some rinky dink site or a mighty big one. If you broke the story or covered it first, you showed up first in the search engines. No more. Even if you break a story hours before say TMZ, if they report on it after you, they show up first. It’s not me bitching; it is the truth.
The main thing is my passion is music and music news. From now on, we will be covering music news and artists in general. We will still cover big events like say “The Dark Knight Rises” or “The Avengers” movie and if a music celebrity gets engaged or what not. But no more Snooki crap. The main focus will be on music.
With that change, we can give you more of what you love and more of what you want. I think it’s a win-win situation, don’t you?
I also want to spend a special thank you out to artists who have supported the site over the years, most specifically to Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Adam Lambert, Sade, Bruno Mars, Dave Grohl, John Mayer and Nikka Costa. Your support and love means the world to me. You have no idea.
To the 25,000 comments and commenters, thank you. A special shout out to justmemuchlove and Violet(wherever you are) for the support from the start.
The people who retweet the stories and post links to your Facebook and social media sites, we thank you as well. Every tweet and post helps. Believe me.
We will be announcing some changes next week and you will see some new things on the site that I hope you enjoy.
If you wish to donate to keep the site free and independent, please do.
You can donate on the right side of the site where it says buy the Doc a Root Beer. Any amount is appreciated and needed.
Thanks again for your support. Here is to another 8 million funky page views and then some.-DocFB