Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm Back

Posted by Simcha 2:43 AM, under | 8 comments

Yes, I'm finally back from my vacation from blogging and as you can see I've made quite a few changes here at SFF Chat. After two years of having the same template I decided that my blog could use a bit of sprucing up. I also wanted to bring over all my content from my website since I just don't have the time to maintain it anymore.

So, what do you think?

Really, I want to know.

I probably spent way too much time agonizing about which template to choose and all the various details and options (really, waaay too much time). The main issue that I'm still on-the-fence about though, is the homepage where you just see snippets of each post, which you can click on, rather than the full post. I do think it gives the blog a neater look but I'm wondering if it will prevent visitors from reading the posts.

I would really be interested to receive your feedback on this critical issue. Which layout do you prefer when reading a blog, full posts or summaries that you can click on to read the full post.

I do want to warn you though that I still haven't managed to change everything over from the previous settings. Mainly this means that most of the posts over two weeks old are in a black font that is difficult to see against the new blue background. It will take me a bit of time to get all the posts changed over but it will eventually happen (probably).

Now for the fun part.

I mentioned in my last post that my two year blogging anniversary is coming up and I plan to celebrate it here this week. I've got a fantastic lineup of interviews from some of my favorite bloggers which I will be posting throughout the week and I will be kicking it all off with a giveaway (because what's a blogging celebration without the giving away of free books?)

The first post will be put up later today, so stay tuned.


Wow this looks different, I hardly knew where I was. And it looks great too :D I love blue

Oh this looks great! :) I'm hoping you are liking it. And on the snippets on the main page. I could go either way. It doesn't bother me one way or the other. :)

Happy Blog Anniversary! :)

I hope you had a wonderful blogging vacation and got all caught up.

I love the new look! It fits your SFF theme. Re the posts. I read your posts on Google Reader and at this time, it shows the full post on it. I just click on the post when I want to go to your site and comment. Your homepage does look neater and very organized.

Blodeuedd: Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I almost used a template with a purple background but in the end decided it looked to girly. :)

Melissa: Thanks so much! And I appreciate the feedback on the homepage. Some people seem to feel very strongly about it, but I guess my regular blog visitors don't, which is good.

Riv Re: Thank you! As I said, I spent way too much time agonizing about it and I'm glad to have just finally settled on something.

Stephanie: Well, I wouldn't say I'm all caught up...Unfortunately I seem to need the pressure of a deadline to push me to write reviews so while on "vacation" I didn't get as many written as I had hoped to. But I did get enough done that I don't feel stressed by trying to keep up with my blogging schedule. And thanks for the feedback. It's good to know.

Yay! I'm happy you're back! and the new template looks just fine to me! :)

I love the whole look of the blog. I don't think there is anything I don't like. I don't mind the snippets, like Melissa, it doesn't bother me either way.

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