Pain relief

March 25, 2009 by  

So I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the neglect I show this site. It’s the one and only (reputable) Wolfmother fan site, who I love and admire, and yet I barely find the time to keep it updated. Classic example, Clipsal, the first official Wolfmother full gig in forever, and what have I said about it? Naff all!

After berating myself for being lazy, having too much else going on in my head, wondering if I should just sell the site to someone who would do a better job … I realised the issue. Those damned thumbnails on the old homepage design were a pain point that prevented me from taking the time to type a message. I type fairly fast so it’s not that part – it was simply finding the pictures, resizing and cropping them to the appropriate size, uploading them to the site, adding the links to the WordPress fields to update them … all probably adding 20 minutes per post. Which probably sounds ridiculous, but was enough to make me put it off. And I am the world’s worst procrastinator.

So instead, I have changed the site format to display like a normal blog. It might not be as pretty, it doesn’t have the sexy thumbnail images, the pictures, the video … but I guarantee that it’s a shit load easier to update. This post took me about 3 minutes to write – and if I want to add an image, I just do so easily and quickly.

So the rambling aside, please let me know what you think of this layout and whether you’d rather have more regular updates. I in turn promise to try and make more time to post updates as and when I get them.

Thanks.

Comments

15 Responses to “Pain relief”

  1. Max Hartley on March 25th, 2009 11:05 pm

    Woot First.
    yea that sounds alot easier, regular updates are more important than prettiness.
    I think I speak for a lot of people when i say that I just want a place to read about this amazing band that has been so dormant that this site is one of the only places keeping the Wolfmother ember of hope glowing if only dimly.
    thanks for the site bro.

  2. lil wooolfy on March 25th, 2009 11:29 pm

    who else playd with andrew at Clipsal? other band members names and bios please!!!!

  3. Anonymous on March 26th, 2009 12:14 am

    are there any videos from the gig?

  4. JLW on March 26th, 2009 2:04 am

    just wondering,
    if the forums went to someone else would it be a dedicated mod or what

  5. Josh on March 26th, 2009 2:09 am

    yeah, theres a few videos on youtube. when you search for them though, you have to be specific. Searching “Wolfmother Clipsal” doesnt work. You have to do “Wolfmother Clipsal 500”. They looked pretty sweet.

    Theres a new song they have though, and I’m not really quite sure what to think of it. It sounds like that really bad “heavy alternative rock” stuff you hear on the radio.

  6. Erick on March 26th, 2009 2:10 am

    where’s news about the clipsal gig?

  7. Josh on March 26th, 2009 2:11 am

    Oh, I think this layout is fine btw.

    Thanks for keeping this site up, this is where I get most of my information, and it has been pretty reliable for me.

  8. Erick on March 26th, 2009 2:22 am

    i just heard the new song and likewise with Josh i’m kinda blank on it
    that song doesn’t sound nothing like wolfmother =[
    i’m kinda dissapointed

  9. Carson on March 26th, 2009 2:59 am

    I think this layout is fine. If it means less time for you and more updates for us, then great!

  10. saodmv on March 26th, 2009 4:50 am

    the layout is definetly fine.

    the new song is definetly subpar but all of the pther new songs sound just like wolfmother so whatever

  11. Silky on March 26th, 2009 7:51 am

    this is random but joker and the thief was played in the trailer for a movie called “The Hangover”, seems kinds like dude wheres my car

  12. Aurora on March 26th, 2009 9:38 am

    As long as there are regular updates, who cares about the layout?
    Glad to see Andrew’s participating in Earth Hour. I’m definetly looking forward to it. :D

  13. Andre on March 27th, 2009 10:23 pm

    Always prioritise updates over a good-looking site. Always.

    No update on the official site — still; Stockdale etc. haven’t even confirmed the band make-up yet themselves.

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