It's my anniversary!
Yes, one year ago, with the June 2008 issue, I took over The Internet Review of Science Fiction. I remember sitting in our office in the Pioneer Building as Bluejack explained the job to me. It was the last weekend of the month and he said, "We try to publish on the first Tuesday of the month, but since that's only a few days away, don't worry about actually publishing on Tuesday."
"But...I want to publish on Tuesday."
"Oh...well then, let's publish on Tuesday."
So began the first of many crazy, last-minute weekends—
In the last year, IROSF has seen a lot of major improvements to the site, both internally, giving the editors an easier time of getting the issue out, and externally for you, our readers. We've added the RSS, News, and Recently Received features. We've put comments directly in the articles. We've made it easier than ever to share your favorite articles on Digg or Facebook with the Share button at the top and bottom of each article. We've added Twitter and Facebook pages that we maintain—
All of the improvements to the site have been made possible by freeing up Bluejack's time to work on the mechanics of the site itself. This next year will see even more of that, and I'll be just as excited to bring you each new item as we knock them out. In the meantime, we'll keep the focus on the core reason that you come back month after month—
Help us to expand—
I know I've said this before, but that doesn't make it less true—