Speaking of changes do you like the new look?
When I started this blog a few years ago I meant to be more of a culture and subculture blog with a soccer tilt. The blog ended up taking a life of it's own and becoming more of a directly New England Revolution centric blog. I made a point of jumping on stories and adding my own commentary to everything I could rather than just reporting the same thing that every other of the Revs blogs did in the same droll journalistic or wannabe journalistic style (seriously guys... some of you are journalists... most of you aren't... accept your role as a blogger).
So I never meant to be a news site and we more or less became that. TDIF will be trying to get away from the news element this season. We will continue to do commentary on the Revolution, cover major stories and generally be the thorn in the side of the FO whenever possible. We will continue to write about what others won't and we still aren't afraid of offending anyone. We're not looking to buildup the most clicks or views just looking to write something that you want to read and that engages you.
That being said we're are going to take more of a magazine approach rather than newspaper approach. We'll be doing a lot more articles on music, movies, style, and history of and current culture of the soccer supporter. I'm also going to be open to submissions. If you are interested in submitting an idea or an article get in touch, but overall it must fit within the theme of TDIF, and must not be something we already have in the idea bin. I've always believed in being advertising free, ads are ugly, it muddies the message and then you have to keep them happy, so we will continue to be ad free. Products that may be featured here will not be advertorials but written by us because we like the product
We hope you like the new direction, we'll be tweaking things as we go so bear with us. Thanks to everyone that has been reading our stories and supporting us over the past few years... it has not gone unnoticed. To the haters, those who think it's wrong to have an opinion, and those who think there is no place for criticism... fuck yourselves.