Monday, 19 May 2008

Anniversary Review

Somehow the fourth anniversary of this blog (14th April 2008) slipped by without my noticing. It hasn't been an unalloyed joy, but I still find the act of publishing stuff here quite fascinating.

However, I'm coming round to the view that changes must be made. I tried a while ago to move to a new template, one where I can make amendments to the look of the thing without having always to fiddle around under the bonnet, adjusting the HTML. That didn't work nearly as well as I'd hoped, so I panicked and ran back to this more modest end of Boogie Street.

Did anyone else find it unnerving to make the switch to a new template?

For the last couple of weeks or so, I've been running a private blog created with a new style template and have discovered how to avoid many of the mistakes I made on my last attempt at the Street's modernisation. I like the way it looks and I'm sure the regulars who come here hoping (in vain, I'm afraid) to learn What Boogie Street Means, or What Happened to Jimmy Nail would appreciate the new look, too.

I've thought about changing the title to put an end to the Searchers for Meaning, but I'm rather fond of it now and, although it hasn't anything to do with the main subject matter of the blog, it still means something rather special to me (even if it might not entirely accord with what Leonard meant when he wrote it).

But what do you think? I'm genuinely interested.


ian gordon said...

First of all, thanks for the link about varnishing acrylics. There is information there on the podcast which is absolutely invaluable.

I had no idea acrylics were so relatively vulnerable and prone to "capture" dust, etc. Nor that I obviouisly need a non-polymer varnish to totally solve the issue. Thanks again. (Maybe a return to oils for me!)

Secondly: New templates.

I've also run other blogs on the side, experimenting with them. But I've never gotten totally happy with the new ones. They seem a little more restricted in some ways. But maybe that's lack of experience. I guess they'll all go that way in the end when Google finally takes over the rest of the world.

Cheers f'now.

Mr Zip said...

Good to hear from you again, Ian, and I'm glad I was able to help even if only by handing you on to Tina Mammoser.

You may be right about the New Blogger, but I guess I can only try it again and see what happens.