In all the excitement of the new site design (no, Lisa, you didn’t break it!) I forgot to mention a couple of the “new features” we added. For those of you who haven’t looked around much, I now have a Twitter widget in the upper right hand corner. It answers the question “What am I Doing?” That is, whenever I remember to updated it. You can also click on the actual “What am I Doing?” link which will take to you a list of all the recent things I have done. It gives a nice little time stamp so you can tell how current the post actually is. Pretty cool? I think so.
As for the new picture “header” on the top of my site, it is actually my most current ten or so pictures I have uploaded to my Flickr page. The last picture I uploaded will show up on the left. If you mouse over the pictures it will scroll along to allow you to see them all. If it doesn’t scroll, you are probably at the end so move your mouse to the opposite end and it should scroll away. This was my clever husband’s idea. He is just so sweet to build me fancy things. Oh and as always, if you want to see ALL my Flickr pictures you can still click on the Flickr badge over on the right hand side. It will take you to a separate web page with all my pictures that (generally) come from my iPhone. There I try to explain what is happening in the picture (if it isn’t obvious) and you can comment on the individual pictures. I love getting comments!
Just below the Twitter widget and my Flickr badge is a search box. If you are lazy like me, and don’t feel like going to Google and doing an advance search to find something specific I may have blogged about once upon a time, you can just type in whatever you are looking for and poof! it will appear. It’s pretty cool because it will show you all the entries that contain what you searched for, just click “read more” to get the full entry. I have wanted this for a looooong time, so I am really excited about it, even though its a pretty basic little tool. It’s the simple things that keep me happy.
What else? Oh yeah, all my links to sites I read are below that, but in a slightly different order. We have “Blogs I Read,” “People I know” (whose blogs I read, obviously) and “Photo Blogs.” Within the categories they are alphabetical. Gotta love the organization of that one. So sorry if your site took an alphabetical descent in order, but thems the rules, kids.
Then over on the left side of the site (I know, I am working backwards, sorry) we have the Categories. I had this section on the previous version of my site, but in a slightly different format. The little number in parentheses is how many entries are in each category. Basically a real quick way to see what is the most important to me when it comes to blogging, eh?
Finally, below the Categories section is the Archives. It goes all the way back to March 2004 when I created this site…which reminds me I have a blog-o-versary coming up! Cool! So you can go back to a specific time to browse through old entries.
That pretty much sums up the new site stuff. Little bit of old mixed in with the new. Just the way we like it. I hope you enjoy it as well. Happy reading!