Saturday, September 20, 2014

Site News: #TheReturn

Hello to all of my readers. It's been a while, I know. I have plenty to say to you all and not a lot of time to do it, so why don't we get started? First of all comes the big announcement: Taking Over The Universe is coming back! Check it!

I am super excited to announce that the blog is going to come back full time starting this October. I am currently planning a big comeback week jam packed with interviews, "top lists" and maybe even an essay or two. I have been pulling favors and grabbing onto stories for the past month trying to pull together a great comeback week (or even week plus) so that you guys all can remember what you loved about this site in the first place.

I want some of the return week to be a surprise, but I can say that if you like my Facebook page you will get many more exclusive sneak peeks. All you have to do is like the page, and then click on the arrow next to the "like" button and click receive updates. It's that simple. You will get advance notice of who I am doing interviews with, what sort of essays I've been working on, and polled for input on all the upcoming top lists. Often I will go on Facebook and Twitter alike, and tell everyone who I am speaking with that week and see if anybody has any questions they want to ask the artist.

This brings me to our next topic: I am making a pledge right now to make this site more than just a music blog. Yes, music will still be a huge focus, but there are so many other aspects of this universe, and if I am to take it all over, I've got to start branching out. I am going to do weekly reviews of a few more tv shows, including the return of my RuPaul's Drag Race reviews. I have not decided which shows to follow exactly, but I will do my best to provide news on a wider variety of series.

I want the site to come back to not be just a good website, but a great one. We left off at a crucial moment with the UCA awards, but due to sickness and other personal problems, I was not able to continue things at the speed and consistency that my readers have come to know and appreciate.  That being said, the Universal Conquest Awards from 2013 are null, and due to the hiatus the 2014 UCAs will not be taking place. I have yet to decide if the UCAs will come back next year, but that is not even an issue this early in the game.

Basically, as a writer, I have been itching to get back on the scene. Writing is something I love to do, and I love that you all read and support me. I hope that this past year of being gone hasn't set me back too far. My goal is to continue on that upward slope, getting bigger stories, bigger interviews, and bigger readership.

Thank you all. It's time to for our comeback. It's time to take over the universe -- again.

If you would like to help, go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and every other oddly named social media and hashtag #TheReturn and #TOTU and link them here. October 1, 2014 will be the dawn of a new era for us.