Monday, September 13, 2010

Blog Updates

In an effort to make my blog less annoying I've moved some stuff around, deleted some things (like that pesky LinkedIn at the bottom of each post), and added a search function, which I always find handy on others' blogs.

Hopefully that will help The Stamp load faster, generally keep things from getting bogged down, and make it easier to get around.

Now I just need to think about changing the rest of the blog look. I still like my header with the picture of my bookshelf (which has drastically changed since), so that may still change a bit, but I'm liking the crowns less and less.

Any ideas to improve the blog? Was the LinkedIn function even helpful?

Thanks in advance. :)


  1. The header's awesome, that should definitely stay. Although, updating it to your current bookshelf could be cool. I think the crowns are fine, they don't distract from the main body of the blog, which is good.

    The only thing I could suggest is maybe widen the blog width; that way there's less of the crown background to see and there's room for more awesome content :)

  2. Thanks Jamie, some good ideas too. I'll see what I can do in the next few weeks...possibly months.

  3. I'm not on LinkedIn, so never used it.
    I know a lot of photos and widgets hinder a blog's loading time. Mine slowed down when I added the the Top 10 TV blogfest signup, but after next week, I'll move it to a separate page.
    You've kept it simple here. You could add a third column, but be warned - you'll be tempted to fill both. (Like I did!)

  4. Before I started my blog six months ago I spent some time to think about the number of columns. Finally I decided to go for two columns and changed the seize of the main column which has been a challenge for me. I still have a black background.
    I do not use Linkedin. Therefore I don't miss it.
    Search function is good. Have to think about it.

  5. I like the header photo. It shows where your heart is.

    I find myself messing around with my blog template quite often. I get bored easily, so I assume my readers do, as well.

  6. @Alex - Sorry, I meant "LinkedWithin" which is the annoying program that pops links in each post. Three columns is a really good idea though. Thanks.

    @ediFanoB - It's a tough decision, but luckily someone as fickle as me can change it. :)

    @AvDB - Thanks a bunch, that's my favorite part too. The "fickle" comment works here too. :)


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