I’ve become increasingly worried about the state of the media as newspapers cut staff and magazines fold left and right, so I have felt a growing urge to begin posting something significant on the web. It has been a long time coming, but I finally have my own independent ezine to launch: New World Review. While I don’t expect to make any money from the site anytime soon, I do hope it helps carve out my niche in Latin American food and travel. It is still very much a work in progress and I am tinkering daily with the design, columns, and content.

Basically it is a blog, but I didn’t want it to look like that of everyone else. It was surprisingly simple and cheap to set up: I paid a Turkish guy in Estonia to do most of the work based on a template that he created and altered for me. I do know basic web design, but I didn’t really even need it with this. I’ve actually had the site up and running for a few months now, but a virus infected the original design and I had to shut the site down and completely restart.

Any comments, advice, or suggestions are appreciated.

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