ImHipHop End of The Year Address
The Bitter: Not winning any Black Blogger awards (yea I’m still salty about that) The whole Brickhouse situation (holla at me Sean), just alot of things didn’t go the way I planned this year, the sweet, Being recognized, regardless of how the offers ended up, They all complemented my site, and my work ethic and really isnt that all anybody wants? For somebody to recognize how hard you work?
I think I deserve some credit, considering that I do this all myself, I’m not in New York, I dont work for a hip hop magazine, I dont have a team of cats posting, and I dont have a sexy co-host who can interview these rap cats(no dis, just facts).
Its just me L.
Ya’ll have no idea how i break my neck for this site, but I love hip hop so I do it for my culture.
When I changed the site back in October, It was meet with mixed response, alot of you loved it, some of you didnt see the need for change. In hindsight, i did it to compete with the other sites, and to really expand on my HTML knowledge. Im still working on a new banner, and some more things.
One thing that came up, is alot of you commented on my “Lack of Exclusive Content”.
I take that as meaning interviews, music and such.
Well, I dont do interviews, just point blank, unless they wanna do email interviews, I’m not the interviewing type. Take it as you want.
I created a section called “1st look” to addresss that very issue. Everything in the 1st look post, I believe I’m posting first. Whether its an album cover, magazine or whatever, thats why its in that section.
Now I get 7000 daily hits, so anybody can copy one of my 1st look things and post it on their site and call it their 1st look. It really began to urk me, because most of the time if I take something from another site I try to give credit(hence the source sites) but nobody gives me credit. That’s one reason why I have the time listed under each post, so you my readers can say “Hey L posted it 1st”, but that’s not happening.
Alot of times i’ll post a song weeks before some sites. So if you wanna call that exclusive you can.
So I went out an copped some software that lets me tag my photos. Now for those of you that dont know what tagging is, its where a word or logo can appear across a photo. So people can know where the pic came from. I’m going to start tagging every and anything I post 1st.
Something else I’ve started is the ImHiphop Store. You can now purchase ImHipHop Shirts, wife beaters and the Official Eye Candy Tee Shirt. See here
Well I wanna Show love to those of you who cop these items, So Im starting a new post where if you send me pics of you rocking your IHH gear, I’ll post it. I also am going to start holding Photoshots for the Eye Candy models, and to further show that I’m not just taking peoples pictures of the internet and i actually have spoken to all the females I post, watch out for the women to start rocking the “Official Eye Candy” shirts.
In 2008 I wanna make this site one of the premier Hip Hop sites out. So if ya’ll have any suggestions, anything ya’ll would like to me add or change on this site. Please leave a comment. Blogger now has it so u dont have to have a google membership to comment.
So let me know what ya’ll think.
P.S. Oh yea, Happy New year.