Wow what a different a couple years and WordPress will make. This right here is G Style Magazine’s 1000th post since we converted to the WordPress platform. Much has changed since then, new staff members, new looks for us, a company logo, the addition of video segments, a trip to CES, and so much more. So just in guess you didn’t know I will use this post to give you a little of the history behind G Style Magazine.
G Style Magazine started in 2004 and then was just a column in a E-Zine and was written just by myself. I love gadgets, and I loved talking about them. So I would do a weekly column writing about my opinions on different kinds of tech (much like I do now in Laptop Magazine for G Style). Then I realized that, you know what I had too much stuff to write about. So it was decided that me and partner Chuck Holliday would go in on doing a full magazine which you know to be G Style Magazine, this started in 2005.
When we first started, G Style Magazine was a completed HTML only based website. I built all the pages, and coded everything up. Back then it was a monthly magazine, so each month I would write a bunch of articles and then completed change the entire site to match our “new issue”. Then we start adding other writers, people who liked what I was doing and wanted to be apart of it. And as more writers came, the process became more time consuming during that night I changed the whole site for another new issue. Sometimes I would be up until 4am making changes, just to go to my normal job 3-4 hours later. This is when WordPress came into the picture.
I’m still trying to remember what version of WordPress I came in on, it definitely was 1.something. After our change to WordPress, we switch the format and no longer just did monthly, but daily posts on tech news. Then the industry started paying attention to us. We went from just writing about products we thought was cool and like, to being able to get the products in hand for reviews, pictures, and now video segments.
G Style today had a team of 9 including myself and they are Chuck, Adele, Sam, Patrick, Jason, Ti-Sheba, Wahidah, and Eric. Today we write about various consumer electronics from music players, to social media driven software on mobile smartphones and more. Today we serve style oriented tech news to some 50,000 and growing viewers monthly and we look forward to more and more as time goes on.
We look forward to what the future brings and I want to personally thank you for checking out G Style Magazine ans supporting us. I promise we will continue to bring you the best in what is fashionable tech.
Oh and just a quick mention about that image above, that was our launch cover image. The very first picture with G Style branding on it, taken by me. That was the beginning of G Style Magazine.