Blog fans around the world are wondering how to come to terms with the news that there will be no blog post on 6000 miles… today. Marking the end of several (or more) years of daily blog posts, it’s clear that there must be some important or serious reason behind this shocking exclusion.
Officially, there is yet to be an official reason given for today’s omission, but many of those ‘in the know’ are suggesting that it’s probably something to do with beer or football.
Look out. Admin post ahead.
It’s been a week since we made some big changes to the appearance of 6000 miles…
I still like it. It’s a good start.
One technical thing which changed along with the front end of the blog was the system for commenting. It’s moved over onto Disqus:
a worldwide blog comment hosting service for web sites and online communities that uses a networked platform
‘Disqus…’ = ‘Discuss…’ Because it’s a comments section. Geddit?
I’m ashamed to say that it took me a while. I was thinking about the Olympic frisbee thing.
Disqus does require you to log in to use it, but it’s a once off thing (assuming that you click the “remember me” box when you log in) and I hope it doesn’t put too many people off. Also, if you’ve already commented since the change, you may have noticed that your comment was held for moderation. I get to them as quickly as I can (time zone differences notwithstanding), and you should see your opinion on the page within minutes in most cases. Regular commenters (you know who you are) have been and/or will be added as “Trusted Users”, and won’t have to endure the ignominy of joining the back of the moderation queue.
I hope this answers questions and puts minds at rest.
Following on and buoyed, I suspect, from his unqualified success in sorting out the Youtube issue on here, The Guru has gone wild on the coding front, redesigning the entire site (but sadly for you, not the actual writing bits). I got my first glimpse of the new look yesterday evening and it looks clean, crisp and professional (even when you include the writing bits).
It’s not quite ready yet. Initially, having read the email incorrectly, I thought that The Guru was going to do some twerking over the weekend. Knowing the sort of guy that The Guru is, I must say that I was slightly surprised by a) this choice of pastime and b) the relevance to the work he was doing on the blog.
Having looked again though, he plans to do some tweaking. This might iron out any slight issues with the new design, but it does nothing to get rid of the frankly terrifying mental images that had unfortunately already been generated.
One thing I need to try and do is make a new banner. I’m not very good at that sort of thing – the last one took 3 weeks. And look at it. Hmm. Anyway, I’ll try and get that done after my belly-dancing class on Saturday.
Look out for a radical new look real soon now, beloved readers.
Scarfolk Council. I suggest that this might appeal more to those readers who had the misfortune to live in the UK through the 1970s, but there’s enough intriguingly weird stuff there to make it worth a visit and a read.
It’s like the League of Gentlemen’s Royston Vasey has collided with real 70s life in a Northern town. But then, those two were never really that far apart anyway.
We’ve got a new banner* – the first for (I think) about 6 years.
What do you think?
* Warning: may involve beagle.