A Few Things Related to the Move

March 4, 2008 @ 7:52 pm | Filed under:

I forgot to say you should be sure to check out the website part of this site—Emily really outdid herself there. I am so in love with the wiggling menu tags. Scrumptious.

And I would love to know if there was anything in my old sidebars you found especially useful. I’m wanting to keep things rather minimalist here, but if there is anything you really miss, please let me know. I’ll be adding pages here over the next little while: a links page, the aforementioned “books we love” page (recommended reading), other stuff. There is lots to do. Feedback heartily encouraged!

Speaking of feedback, I am loving the Recent Comments part of the sidebar, with the excerpts…I have always had a bit of paralysis, I think, when it comes to answering questions posed in the comments. I never know where to answer them. In the comment section? But will the person who asked come back to check for a reply? Or should I answer directly, in an email? But then we’re leaving all the other readers out of the conversation, and what if there were other people out there interested in the answer? You see? My brain goes all whirly-whirly about this, and I wind up not replying anywhere. Which is dumb.

But now I can reply in the comments and people who read here at the blog (as opposed to in a feed reader) can see bits of the reply right there in the sidebar, and all our problems are solved! World peace!

Of course if you do read in a reader, you can subscribe to my comments feed and keep up with all the meaty discussion we’re going to have here now that my comment paralysis has been forever cured. So completely cured, in fact, that I have resolved to go back through old comments looking for questions I meant to answer but never did. Oh, the fun we will have, pressing the words here at WordPress. How many words can you press? How much word could a WordPress press if a WordPress could press word?

Forgive me. My lovely new wiggly tags have gone to my head. I am drunk on web design. Sláinte!

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  1. Anna says:

    I must be a little loopy, too. …could a wordpress wordpress word. Too funny.

  2. JoVE says:

    I think different bloggers do different things about comment replies. If I know people reply in comments and try to have discussions in their comments, then I go back and look. But sometimes comments are more like individual replies to the post and that isn’t as interesting.

    Thanks for letting us know that you want to have discussions in the comments.

    I have also gone with pages for reading lists and so on to keep the sidebars from getting to crowded.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I liked the reading lists – especially listing by child. That was quite helpful.

  4. lindafay says:

    I like the new clean look, Melissa.

  5. OpheliaRG says:

    What an awesome surprise!!! I love the brand-new look. It is simply gorgeous and pleasing to the eye. I love the seamless integration with the homepage too. Congratulations!

  6. Charity says:

    “How much word…”

    Thanks for the great laugh! I am going to be laughing about that for the rest of the night, I bet.

    The blog is just lovely!