I’ve made a ton of changes to my blog over the last few days, and I’m curious whether others see them as improvements or annoyances:
The home pageCategory pages show excerpts instead of full posts (example), so you can quickly scan the headlines looking for articles of interest (similar to how FeedDemon works by default).
- Each post includes a Technorati link count widget which displays the number of external links to that post. This has enabled me to get rid of trackbacks, which sadly have become far more trouble than they’re worth due to spammers.
- The sidebar includes a category cloud, and each category links to a page containing all posts in that category (for example, this page lists all my posts about software development).
- A Google search of my blog is now available in the banner above each page.
- A monthly archives page has been added.
- The comment form has been widened, so you no longer have to type lengthy comments into a tiny box.
Of course, most of my readers rarely see my actual blog since they’re subscribed to my rss feed, but hopefully these changes will be useful to stragglers who still read via a web browser rather than an RSS reader ;)