Monday, October 24, 2005

Some changes around here

I just wanted to note some changes around my site. First, I've added categories! Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't do this. I REALLY can't understand why they don't do it, but they don't. So I had to do it manually. The categories are listed on the left, and I've tried to keep it short, so you will find the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. You can also find a link to a feed on the latest scores and sporting news. But in order to keep it short I had to take some shortcuts. For instance, if I post on anything related to baseball it will end up under Red Sox. And since I have to do it manually, I haven't gotten around to categorizing anything before Oct 1, yet. I hope to do that soon.

Second big change is the Read More at the end of each post. If I think the post has gotten too long, I will put the rest under the "Read More" link. This will bring you to the permalink. I like to think this is helpful for those who aren't interested in any particular story, the can skim it and move on to the next story instead. I'd like to thank techwench who posted a how-to over at the Blogadvance forums. Unfortunately, whether there's more to the story or not the Read More link will appear. But I assume if you're that interested, you will click on it anyways to make a comment.

Next is that I am a keep of Gazoos! What's a gazoo? Head on over to blogazoo to find out!

The kind folks over at blogexplosion have now implemented a way to rent my blog! You can see that over on the left as well. It's a fun way to find other sites of interest.

By the way, if you are looking to show off your site and read others as well, take a look here. I have my preferences, but you should try them out and see what they have to offer. They each have their advantages.

Other changes:
You may have noticed that I am now keeping track of the Bruins standings on the right. I put the date on top so you know if it's not up to date.

Last thing: I am trying to tag my posts for technorati, so you may notice the links at the bottom of each post. If you click on them they will take you to the categories page as well, but it also lets technorati & others know what I've been talking about.

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There's no more to read, but there are comments to make. Take a moment to let me know what you think of the changes.


Ozzie said...

If you wanted to have categories that bad, why don't you make a jump and move to Wordpress? I have some invitation to go if you like.

Mike said...

Thank you, that's very kind. I was considering it, but not today.

chench said...

ok, so I'm a Yankee, Rangers and Giants fan so by definition we're supposed to hate each other.

I could overlook your passion for all things Boston if I could only find a gazoo on your site!!!

The site looks really good, btw.