Happy Anniversary, Little Hosting Site
It was just a year ago that my little blog picked up stakes, kissed Blogger goodbye, and shuffled over to SLJ to settle into our new residence at this current location. Aw, the memories. Do you guys recall how we arrived and that was when Little, Brown had approved this Atherton ad from hell that would follow a reader down a page and couldn’t be removed? Or how it took me a while to find a font I was comfortable writing in? Oh, and the problem with my reviews was interesting. I only had 7,000 characters to work with, so all these blog posts of mine took such a long time to write because I had to keep splitting them into pieces in order to get them to fit on a "page". Or how my face was repeated over and over on each post until I felt like yelling "I cants takes it no more!"
See how far we’ve come? Now I can write as much as I like. I’ve a spiffy little blogroll off to the right-side of the screen. There are pop-up ads once in a while, but they’re certainly not as common. And best of all I can set up the blog to post while I’m on vacation, something Blogger never allowed me to do.
So let’s take stock!
A Fuse #8 Goals for the Coming Year:
1. Get some tabs.
Tabs are great. If you wanted to aggregate all my posts on, say, rice pudding then you’d just click on the tab and my secret addiction to high-end rice pudding at Rice to Riches would be revealed.
2. Get search capabilities.
How do I find old posts that I’ve written? I Google myself. Sure there has to be a better way. Particularly when you consider that it is incredibly hard to search this site for a Fusenews article I might have written once.
3. Better design.
This one’s probably a couple years in the making. But I am convinced that given a little time we can make this site more pleasing to the eye.
4. More posts on a given page.
Right now only so many posts fit on a page. As such, that’s why I cram everything into Fusenews postings. If I could show a month’s worth of posts on a page, I would be a happy ducky. Something to consider.
So off we go into another year! Don’t be too surprised if I start dipping my toe into the weirdo world of V-Blogging too. Scary, yet fascinating, stuff. There’s so much more to explore.
Thanks to Jon Buller for my header here.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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