Happy New Year!
2020 wasn't the greatest, eh? I hope everyone out there is doing well as can be expected, and here's to 2021 being much, much better.
I've had emails and messages over the last year asking about Vintage Edmonton and thought this would be a good time to answer a few questions related to the website, and it's life going forward:
-What's next for Vintage Edmonton?
Vintage Edmonton in 2021 will take a perceptible shift into the 1980s with the daily posts. I'll still cover other decades, but the 1980s will take a major role. When I started the site in January 2012, the 80s were still too clear in the "rear view mirror" of time to revisit; now that it's 2021, it's time to go through the Journal archives and revisit a turbulent, and wildly interesting, decade for the city.
-Will there be any new series and special posts in 2021?
Yes. Stories on the last days of Edmonton mayor Kenneth Blatchford, as well as a series on heritage buildings that we've lost over the years (some famous, some not so famous) are coming, as well as more stories on the famous and infamous (Like Liberace and Alvin Karpis) that made their way through Edmonton over the decades.
-What's up with the Vintage Edmonton Music Podcast?
More episodes, though how many will still be determined. There are still a wealth of Edmonton bands and artists in my collection that I want to cover for the podcast, and especially am eager to explore the essential 80s punk/hardcore scene in future episodes.
- Do you have Patreon?
I know, I know. But hand on my heart I've been asked and the answer is; kinda. The podcast page has a Pateron page (which you can view HERE) and if you'd like to throw some change my way it's not required in any way, but much appreciated. Whether the site itself will get one; thinking about it, and will let you know. But be assured if it happens, everything will be still free to everyone to read and hear.
-What other Social Media is Vintage Edmonton on?
I do have a twitter page @VintageEdmonton which you can find HERE, and the Vintage Edmonton Facebook page is HERE. Both are updated everyday.
-Ever think about doing a proper YouTube channel?
Yes, though I don't know if that's in the cards, at least right now. Doing a history channel devoted to Edmonton historical events is very appealing, but a big undertaking to do right. Just in case, keep tuned on that development.
-Aren't you tired doing Vintage Edmonton?
No. When you go through newspaper archives and find treasure and treasure of the history of this city, how can you be? This was, is, and continues to be a blast to do everyday. It's catching up on the history of a city that I wasn't born in, but is home now. When it began in January 2012 I couldn't have imagined it lasting this long; thank you to all that read the site and enjoy it each day; you have my gratitude.
As always, if you have questions, comments, etc feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to get back to you ASAP. I sincerely thank you all for your support and love for Vintage Edmonton through the years; it's very much appreciated and thankful.
Here's to a better 2021!