With the end of another school year upon us and graduation just passed, it is fitting that I post about change. Normally I’m resistant to change. Those of you that have had the privilege to know me understand this. However, I’ve come to realize that some change is a good thing; usually, stagnation brings death. So, what’s changing?
1. I’ve changed the layout of this blog.
If you haven’t noticed, things look different. I’ve taken advantage of the last few Community Pool posts to sound out some unbiased advice. The most profitable piece of advice was to make the blog more readable in terms of its color scheme. Most visitors found it dark and and “Halloween-ey”, so the theme is now a bit lighter.
Other visitors commented on the lack of sharing options and social network links. In response, I’ve created a new Facebook page and added more sharing options to the bottom of each post – now you can print, email or share my words of wisdom with the rest of the world! I’m also working on formatting a twitter feed, so you won’t have to miss a single post!
Another crucial bit of critique was to clean up the homepage. I’ve chosen a template that displays excerpts on the blog page and limited the number of posts displayed. What does this mean to you? You only see newer posts! If you want to read an old post, simply use the Category Menu on the left, the Recent Posts links on the right, or the “older posts” navigation on the bottom of the page.
2. The schedule will change.
In the past, I posted whatever I felt like whenever I felt like it. I now realize that my writing improves when I have a chance to think before I post. What sounds good at 1 AM might not be so good later on. Therefore, I’m going to try to stick to a schedule: new posts on Wednesday and Saturdays (or thereabouts). My goal is to provide two good-quality posts a week. I might break this rule if something important comes up, or if a Daily Post catches my attention, but I’m going to slow it down a bit to focus on quality rather than quantity.
Hopefully I’ve managed to correct some of the issues other bloggers saw, but I know there’s still work to be done. If you have a suggestion about anything, drop me a line! Letting me know if you like the new layout or not would be great, too.
See you later this week!