Big changes are in the works at DaytimeConfidential.com! Confidential Media, the company I co-own with Daytime Confidential founder Luke Kerr, recently signed an exclusive contract with Say Media.
Luke and I have had to wear multiple hats since forming our small business partnership almost seven years ago. He oversees the technical side of things, while I focus on editorial and advertising.
Joining the Say Media family will allow us to get back to what we do best — blogging about daytime television. Meanwhile, our new partners will provide us excellent technical, PR and sales support, while selling the majority of our advertising inventory.
What this means for you, our loyal readers, is yes, another re-design. But don't worry! Say Media's Tempest platform is one of the most user friendly in the industry. If you don't believe me, check out some of our new sister sites, like Fashionista.com, RachaelRay.com and Biography.com. Yep folks, we're moving up into the big leagues!
As for our comment section, many of you have complained about the new format for engaging with fellow DC readers, following the move from Drupal to WordPress. We've heard you loud and clear. The good thing is, Say Media's Tempest utilizes Disquis, which will allow us to better foster a community-style set up for our readers.
I was recently interviewed about why Luke and I decided to sign on with Say Media by leading media tech blog Digiday. Here's what I said to tech journalist Richard Bilton:
As an independent publisher, I need to be interviewing soap stars, not taking care of the tech and sales side,” said Jamey Giddens, editorial director of Daytime Confidential, which covers daytime television. “Having that taken care of by someone else makes it a lot easier for us to do our jobs.
Luke and I appreciate each and every one of you who have stuck with us on this journey. The best is yet to come!