Today, June 10th, please join me in wishing this Rad Blog a very Happy 18th Birthday! The ‘Gig has been through many positive changes in the past year, getting a thorough overhaul on the back end, and a new theme earlier this spring. We look amazing if I do say so myself! If you are a new fan who is curious to know more about yours truly and how this blog came to be, please check out an in-depth interview with me at This Link! As always, we owe our success to all of you, so thanks for continuing to keep us bookmarked in your browser! The best is yet to come.
Did you ever wonder what I was like when I was five years old, how I got started writing, how many Rock Stars I’m friends with, and how The WorleyGig brand came to be? Wonder no longer, because these mysteries and more have been revealed in an exclusive, in-depth interview I recently did with writer and artist Megan J. Meehan for the Medium.com blogging platform. Check it out now at This Link!
It came as a bit of a surprise to notice that, while checking our stats on the evening of October 6th, that this little blog of mine — still going strong for 17 years on the web and counting — has reached a milestone goal of 6,000 posts published! I wanted to wait until today to celebrate, so as to not steal the thunder of the tragic passing of the great Edward Van Halen, who shall be missed on this earthly plane, but whose musical legacy is immortal. Thanks for reading!
Hey what’s up. Today we are celebrating the 17th Birthday of The Worley Gig, the Blog Of Neat Things that I launched on this very day, June 10th in 2003 – wow! While many of my peer blogs from back-in-the-day have fallen by the wayside (RIP: Skulls and Bacon, Modern Urban Living, According2G, etc) The ‘Gig is surviving and thriving as we adapt to changing times. Another birthday for The Worley Gig gives me pause to discuss what an incredible year it has been for us. While no one will argue the fact that 2020 has (for reasons that take too long to talk about) been far from the year that we’d hoped it would be, the cancellation of almost every event for the year gave me plenty of time to examine the state of things and make this little home on the web all the more enjoyable for you. Having recently surpassed some 5.9K posts, I’d like to share the site’s most notable modifications with you.
Kicking Ass and Taking Names
In the words of the late great David Bowie, we have gone through numerous “Ch-ch-ch-changes” since the start of 2020. In a quest to up the radness of the blog, we consulted our friend and fellow scribe Ken Pierce; a media genius and founder of both PiercingMetal and The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken. With Ken’s keen guidance, we re-evaluated everything that you’ve been clicking around on for these past 17 years. Ken was able to suggest a multi-tiered facelift that not only improves the look of the blog, but also makes the entire site run cleaner and meaner. Most of the heavy lifting went into the creation of a streamlined menu, found at the very top of the page, which neatly categorizes all posts into their most relevant themes. In the sidebar, the tag cloud and historical archive-by-date have been replaced with a helpful listing of all posts by categories, along with our currently most-popular blog posts, and excerpts from our Instagram feed! It just keeps getting radder.
Exclusive Photos By Gail
You’re probably saying “Wow, Gail, I can’t imagine this getting any better” and I’d have to stop you right there, because another level of radness is in process as you read this. While we’ve been going strong on the web for 17 years, a number of the outlets that I once freelanced for are either no longer in existence, or my articles are missing from their historical archive. As a result, I’ve decided to introduce many amazing interviews and articles into The Worley Gig as added content to increase your levels of media euphoria. Be sure to follow The Worley Gig on our social media via Facebook and Twitter, where these posts are announced, and do drop by our Instagram and Pinterest to make sure you aren’t missing anything. If you like what you see here, please share The ‘Gig with friends. There’s strength in numbers, as they say.
It’s The Real Thing
Oh yeah, before we go, let’s talk about additional upcoming radness. According to our WordPress statistics, The Worley Gig is closing in on one-million users having visited the site. With more than 1.9 billion websites currently online as competition, I think that’s pretty cool! We will also likely hit 6K posts before 2021 rolls around, but we shall celebrate each of those milestones as they come to pass. As you can see, many achievements mark this anniversary, and I invite you to spend some time on the site and check out all of our upgrades and improvements to The ‘Gig. Thanks as always for your readership, and for finding inspiration and amusement in our unequaled coverage of art, design and pop culture in NYC. There is more to come!
Hey, Guess What? Today, June 10th, 2019, marks Sixteen sweet years of The Worley Gig existing in the Blogoverse! While thousands of other websites have come and gone in that considerable span of years, The Gig is still surviving and thriving — bringing you the best of Art and Design, plus Food, Pop Culture and Lifestyle posts for what is truly a Blog of Neat Things. Thanks for your continued readership!
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Holy Mother of God, can you even believe I’ve been writing Worleygig Dot Com, the world’s Raddest Blog, for fifteen solid years without stopping? It really is unbelievable: and yet, it is true. It was fifteen years ago today that The Worley Gig found its permanent home at this here domain, after first originating in print as a regular column in the East Village-based monthly arts and entertainment publication, The New York Hangover, and later moving on to great success at Pandemonium Online, followed by a few years of breaking new ground at Starpolish. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
All of these outlets are gone now, but The Gig Lives On! Why do I do it? Why do I continue to bring you the best of the New York City Art Scene, Rad Design, Music Video Clips that do not suck, awesome Food Adventures, Pop Culture from around the globe, the occasional Bacon thing, plus a brand new Pink Thing of the Dayevery single Friday like clockwork? I do it because I love writing this blog, and I love all of you for taking this journey with me!
Please follow us on Instagram at @gailpink61 for daily reminders to get your ass over here and discover what we’re up to and, and to say hello. Thanks as always for your continued readership!
Hey Bitches, guess what day it is? That’s right, it June 10th! But also, it’s exactly Fourteen Years since we started this ass-kicking blog, and look where we are today! While much of our blogosphere competition has fallen away due to general apathy and lack of enthusiasm, the Worley Gig continues to rock hard enough to crack a skull: bringing you, our loyal Readers, all of your favorite new music video clips, modern art, rad design, food, humor, exclusive urban adventures and things that are pink – six days a week – wow!
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