A little update on mu:zines since the last time I posted:
We've now scanned over 500 issues (that's 40,000 mag pages!) and have recently passed the 100 active issues on the site mark (106 and counting).
Now a few gaps in the middle have been filled, the general workflow is to rotate through the publications, and do the next earliest 6 issues from each, so each mag gets coverage (ie, 6 MT, 6 SOS, 6 E&MM, 6 HSR and so on) working forward, bit by bit, until we're done (or *I'm* done! ;) )
The first 6 E&MM issues were added in the last few weeks, and I'm currently on the HSR batch, issues #2 and #3 have recently gone up, featuring such notable chaps you may have heard of as George Martin and Stewart Copeland.
Also thanks to Gary Cooper (former editor) we are now archiving Music UK and "In Tune".
Traffic and reach is continuing to grow fairly linearly as bit by bit people find the site, and tell their friends, and link to us. Also, as we continue to add content, we cast a wider net as a lot of people find us by googling for specific gear, topics and artists - the more content, the more they come. And while we've generally been running at a fairly consistent bandwidth use, January has doubled over previous months, and is now hitting roughly the same traffic regularly as we saw that one first time we were linked to on Reddit.
As ever, more to come...