I’ve seen this coming on the horizon for awhile now, but a few days ago When Prog and Power Unite hit a pretty special milestone, 10,000 downloads! When the site redesign and podcasting started in March, we didn’t have any expectations of hitting this mark in the first year. In just 8 short months the various shows, reviews, and interviews have traveled through the “series of tubes” that is the internet more times than I could have imagined.
This of course means a huge thank you is in order to everyone out there that is continuing to download the program (not forgetting of course all the others who listen live!), and to the others who make the show possible. The help from Mason and Joe with reviews and music is always very helpful, and of course we couldn’t do anything without Mark, Rayna, and everyone else at ProgRock.com.
So thank you again, and I hope you stay with us to 20,000!
Since the new website launched a week ago, it has felt like things have gone a million miles per hour, so let me try to get everyone up to speed with some of the updates and changes.
First off, not only has the podcast subscription feed gone off without any reported problems, but far earlier than expected the kinks with iTunes have been ironed out and we are now available via that marketplace. The direct link for that can be found here.
Next, you may have noticed a review made its way out as a podcast yesterday. Going forward we will be trying to do a quick audio summary of our written reviews for those who don’t like to read the longer versions. Details will be omitted, so checking out the full review is still highly recommended!
Finally, we’re adding a new feature to the weekly broadcast especially made for those listening via podcast. Every week I’ll set a topic during the show and ask for your input. So whether you listen on Thursday, Sunday, or Tuesday, if you have a few extra minutes drop by and leave a comment with your thoughts on the topic.
Thanks for your support during these transitions and hope to hear from you soon!
As you may have noticed, When Prog and Power Unite looks a little different today. When I started the wpapu.com website 8 years ago, I was using outdated but familiar technology for it. Eight years later it was only more outdated. Finally I’ve been able to take a proper leap forward and learn some new things to present a new look for everyone.
The biggest advancement in the new site is going to be proper podcasting. The show will now be searchable through podcasting apps and the iTunes store, allowing the show to more easily be distributed and listened to at your convenience. Of course I hope those able will still turn out to make the live broadcast more interesting, but understand it’s not practical for many. As a bonus, I’ve made podcasts available for every show we’ve done since the beginning of the year.
The one big downside of the new site is transferring the tremendous amount of data from the old site to the new site. I ask for everyone’s patience as reviews, interviews, and other information is transferred to the new site.