Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Changes to This Blog

This is just a quick post to tell you that I am going to tweak this old site a little. As a former retailer, I embrace the effects of a little  re-merchandising.

So, gone is the map telling me where you are from. You know where you live and you don't need me to tell you. Gone is the Twitter box because if you were interested, you would have an account of your own and don't need to eavesdrop here. Gone is the Wordle thing, because it was boring and I am not here to bore you (much).

I have added my Vernacular Video Bar, which I will use to house a new video clip from time to time. It will be what has caught my eye or interests me, or of bits of music that I love. I think it add a dynamism to a site that is characterised by stillness of image. Take it or leave it, of course - but I will keep it mixed and will tell you more about me than most of my words.

Also, as an aside, I thought that I would advocate the place of Apture in this blog. From time to time you will see little symbols besides words. They will be links and the symbol, if you hold your mouse over it, will open a new dialogue box with some extra material in. It means that you don't need to keep flitting. I hate flitting. Do you hate flitting? An example would be Sacrament for links to text or King's College Choir for video (it takes the video symbol a little while to appear after posting, I ought to say)

I am interest to know what you think. Please say if there is anything you would like to see added or removed (any comments that have the word 'delete' will not be treated kindly and there will be tears before bedtime). I am among you as one who serves, after all. 


  1. Good call - all those things make a blog look cluttered without adding anything. Always look to see where the location thingy thinks I am because it's rarely right but other than that they are just 'noise' that I have to filter out.

  2. Held my mouse over the thingies but no popup appearing? Otherwise, bare and simple actually looks quite good.

  3. lol you do make me laugh. I'm here for the content & the words. With or without twiddles/flitting or extra symbols I will be staying. Wikipedia (you read that!?!)worked for me but no link for King's college choir although I could use link to open a new tab.

  4. For a minute there I thought you were bowing out of the blog world because of the heading. Glad you aren't. Life isn't the same without MP this week as it is.

  5. Very much like the hovering info button, which save opening another page or getting lost flitting back and forth.

  6. ok - so the video ting didnt appear (yet)

  7. Change is good! Shake it up keep it interesting!



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