We’ve consumed Colombia’s annual coffee crop, officially become nocturnal, and spent more time staring at screens than Bill Gates ever has (or will do), but we are finally there. Well, almost.
Our last site, hosted on Blogger, was the perfect fit when TRS launched back in January. In the last 5 months a fair amount has happened: attracting the attention of President Paul Kagame & US presidential candidate Buddy Roemer are our top highlights, though having over 20 MPs, boundless political commentators and numerous journalists tweet about us or our content has been incredibly exciting and encouraging.
The increase in our traffic has surprised us hugely; back in January the site was receiving a few hundred hits a day – weekdays now average over 1,000. Back then almost all our visitors came from the UK, now we receive substantial hits from our cousins across the pond as well as India, Australia, France & Canada and over 130 other countries.
Given this massive increase we thought a new, speedier and easier to use website was in order. It will allow us to expand and try out a few new things (you should start seeing them mid-June) and gives us far greater control over the back-end of the site, making things more efficient behind the scenes and giving us more time to spend promoting the site.
Undoubtedly we will suffer teething issues over the next few weeks so please bear with us if the site suddenly goes down or content becomes unavailable. We will probably be working on it if that happens so give it a day or so and if it’s still not working then drop us an email at [email protected]
We hope you like the new design – if you have any comments or suggestions (constructive criticism is highly encouraged) please send us an email at the same address.
The TRS Team
P.S. Not all the content on the old site has been transferred to the new one just yet, but this will be completed within the next couple of days. Any comments that were made on the old site in the last week have unfortunately been lost in the realms of cyberspace. If you can remember what you wrote, do re-post it.