*** UPDATE *** I just found out that today I am guest-posting on Michael Hyatt‘s blog. Come read what I wrote about not leaving the ‘social’ out of Social Media!
Next week I’m having a week devoted to blogging about child sponsorship and related issues so I’m busy trying to write and assemble posts for that, not to mention the blog carnival that’s going on over at Bridget’s place on Tuesday (it would be awesome if you join in with that, by the way, the topic is: Community).
So today, I’m going the easy route and linking to some of my favorite posts from the week in no particular order:
- Why I don’t want anything on my birthday – by Jennifer Schuchmann
- What churches can learn from AA meetings – by Mike Ellis
- Easy-Peasy-Mac-and-Cheesy – by Jason Stasyszen
- Untitled – by Katie
- Never be affectionate with your wife at a funeral – by Trey Morgan
They’re all wonderful posts. If you haven’t read them, I totally recommend them all.
Finally, here’s a quick poll for you all. I’m looking at redesigning my blog and have come up with an alternative, can you check it out over at my test site (click here) and then vote whether you like the current one or the new alternative best:
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I just posted a comment over on that survey… but I'll do the same here. I like the new design for the same reasons that I don't. I like it because it's clean and new looking, but it doesn't have the same sense of community that this one does.
But, I'm not sure how you bind those two (clean/community) together without it looking bad.
Good luck with the site redesign! It's a painstaking process, isn't it?
Can you define how this gives a sense of community? Is it the Google Friend Connect.. or does it just generally look friendlier?
I think it has something to do with all the widgets on the sides. It's like, I want them there… but it looks so much cleaner and nicer without them. I know that's not terribly helpful.
Um… Like, my website doesn't seem very community oriented at all. I've only got a few links to other blogs, no where to show your face when you follow or anything. Sometimes, I want to have a place where I can see the people following me or whatnot, but it doesn't really fit my website. So I don't do it. I like it clean like that though because it doesn't have a busy feeling.
It's a double-edge sword. Lots of people like their widgets, and it's hit or miss for me.
I suppose it depends on what your goals are. My blog (I hope) is very communitiy oriented, and also very busy looking. Conversely, Billy's is very simple and elegant. The goal of his website is to highlight the writing. Which, much thanks to Peter, is think he's accomplished.
Thanks for including me! So are your lists back or is this a one-time thing?
Also how did I miss that Trey Morgan post- that was hilarious! Thanks Peter!
You're totally welcome!
I don't know if I'll do a list every week, but I had no inspiration for anything else today 🙂
I love the new design. Love it.
Your help the other day was very.. helpful! 🙂
Trey Morgan's post was funny.
Katie's post was very touching.
I like the new design!
Peter, I think the new design is clean, attractive, and offers a comfortable place to linger.
I'm agreeing with what everyone else seems to be saying. I like the new look, but I like the old, too. I think maybe you could organize your side bars a little different and maybe get a cleaner look?
I'll try that, Ginny and see what happens! 🙂
i am going to comment before i look at your favorite posts. they look pretty interesting, from just the titles, anyway.
since the poll only gives me two options for an answer, i have declined to take part. yet, i will comment here. i do not care if you change your web page design or stay with the one that you have. i an not really attracted to either one of them. but, i like how you communicate with people in this place.
Thanks, Nancy. Your input is actually really helpful.
I know that content is WAY more important than design, but I get so caught up in wanting a 'better' design!
Thanks for bringing me back to reality (even if I'm still going tochange the design 🙂 )