If you’ve been watching our Facebook page recently, you’ll know that I’ve been teasing our fans and members with hints at a big announcement for the last week. Not to mention the various screenshots posted over the last few months.
Well, here we go.
It’s definitely been a long time coming, but today’s a huge milestone for both myself and our writing community as a whole. I proud to finally say that I’m able to announce a firm launch date for our new site: Protagonize 2.0 will officially launch on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012.
A very big day all around!
You’ve all been amazingly supportive and patient with the ongoing development of our shiny new site, for which I’m very grateful for. As I’m sure many of you know, Protagonize is operated and developed by a very small team (of one), and our awesome volunteer moderators. Our beta group has also been very helpful in testing new features and helping track down bugs throughout this process. Our re-design has been ongoing for many months, including frequent delays due the balancing act I have to perform between Protagonize, my day job as a consultant, and my (growing) family. Again, thank you for your patience.
Over the next few days, I’ll be posting blog updates highlighting some of our new features and describing how they work, the goal being an easy transition for all of you to the new interface, and a better understanding of how stuff works. I realize many of you are very comfortable with using the site right now, but I’m sure you’ll agree that the change is a welcome one. Plus, who doesn’t love new toys? :)
There are still a few tweaks and issues to iron out over the next few days — hence the 10-day window before our official launch — but I’m really looking forward to sharing the new site with all of you. I’m sure you’re all going to love it.
As a parting gift, I’ll leave you with a look at the new Reading List page that all of you will soon find on your author profiles (click to enlarge). Enjoy!