Monday, September 29, 2014

NA Alley Relaunch!

For those of you who don't know, I co-founded a website called NA Alley a couple of years ago—just ahead of the New Adult boom. Thanks to hard work and fortunate (blessed) timing, we ended up as the centralized hub for all things New Adult.

Of course, like most sites, we've had our share of ups and downs. After passing a million hits, we decided it was time to head in a new direction... (Read all about the decision here.)

New staff—thirty-one members strong!
New schedule—you'll know ahead of time when each genre is going to post.
New features—like our upcoming podcast!

Learn all about these things and more at the relaunch party! :)

http://www.naalley.com/2014/09/the-new-na-alley-is-here.html


P.S. C. Lee McKenzie asked for an updated photo of Tucker at eight months, and I was all too happy to oblige! Here's my rescue pup, somewhere between fifty and sixty pounds. He's a golden mix, in theory, but no one is really sure on the other breeds. Any guesses? :)

Ignore his archeological dig spot...
"Do you have any peanut butter?"

34 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Exciting for you guys. And Tucker is so dang cute!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Did you ever imagine the site would grow so big?
He looks like the best kind of dog to me - a mutt.

SA Larsenッ said...

Congratulations on the new launch! So exciting. I starting visiting you all shortly after your original launch. It's great to see you and NA thriving.

spajonas said...

Yay!!! Glad we got it done in time ;)

S.K. Anthony said...

Congratulations on the relaunch!!! I'm looking forward to the new phase ;)

Angela Brown said...

Congrats on the re-launch. New Adult is really growing strong. Glad you and your fellow NA Alley peeps were able to get ahead of this :-)

And I just want to give Tucker a big hug...so adorable!

Loni Townsend said...

Oh my goodness. He's getting so big! But they stay so cute too. :)

Congrats on the re-launch!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your new launch. That's awesome how many page views you have already.

And your dog is so cute!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! He's gotten so big! Downright adorable!!! :D

Glad to hear you guys have NA Alley all spruced up. :)

Lynda R Young said...

omgosh, Tucker is gorgeous!!
Congrats with NA Alley. Looks like it's taking off!

JeffO said...

Nice job on NA Alley. And the dog--I love dogs!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Carrie,

It's been ages! I can't believe how big TUCKER GOT! He's huge! LOL ... cute, too! Such a sweet face.

It's all mutt for sure. That's what makes him so lovable!

Congrats on the new launch.... YAY!

Still hanging in and keeping my head above water, but just barely....

cleemckenzie said...

I'm so glad I asked for pictures of Tucker. What a precious face!

I know NA Alley is going to be a super hit! You've got quite an organization. Here's a toast to you.

Crystal Collier said...

A relaunch? That's awesome. I pop in on occasion, but since I'm below you...as in YA, I tend to lean toward the younger reader sites. Regardless, I'm going to have to come check it out!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Love how you make things happen, Carrie. Love the pics and the dog and peanut butter! What kind of butler would I be if I didn't love peanut butter!

Mason T. Matchak said...

Looks very cool! ^_^ I remember when I first found out about NA, and was kind of amazed, because I'd been writing it and not knowing it. Good to know it's still going strong.

jamieayres.com said...

Congrats on your success with NA Alley!! And aww, what a cute doggie!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Donna! :)

He really is. That's a problem when he misbehaves, though. He busts out the puppy eyes, and I'm like, "Gah! Look away, look away!" LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Captain! :) Not in a million years. I'm still in a bit of disbelief over it!

Agreed! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, SA! We've really appreciate having your support. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! You rock, Steph. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, SK! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jamie! He has his moments. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Mason! :) Oh, I know. I totally assumed what I was writing was acceptable until I started researching the industry. SO glad it's a 'thing' now!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Joylene! You know how stubborn us Butlers are. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Understandable! I'm going to have to start checking out younger sites, too, since I'm working on a YA title. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad, too. Thank you! I appreciate. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Angela! It's been a roller coaster ride. :)

He would love that!

Carrie Butler said...

He's a big ol' moose. If he's rounding on 60 lbs. at eight months, I hate to think how big he'll be as an adult. He'll eat everything in sight!

I need to sell more books... LOL

Thanks, Loni! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natalie! I appreciate it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

He's still mad at me for taking away that (stuffed) hedgehog after he ripped it open. LOL

Thanks, Melissa!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lynda! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jeff! :) Me too. I'm definitely a dog person!

Carrie Butler said...

It really has, Michael! Where does the time go? I feel like 2014 has just flown past!

Oh my gosh, yes. He's getting so big. I'm pretty sure we're going to be the same size soon!

Thank you! Here's to hoping we both keep our heads above water. :)