Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mind State - DEC 2010

photo by John Morgan

I've finally gotten around to a new look for the blog. At first I was just trying to come up with a new idea for a banner (for months). I thought the previous banner was starting to look bland. It was pale and flat and I wouldn't want that to turn away visitors without gaining the interest of potential readers. I came up with the concept for the background and everything else flowed relatively easy.

The new banner is used to emphasize two of the main elements of the blog, music and photography. Sticking to the leak theme, The Mind Leakings title drips to water into the background. The concept behind the water in the background is that it is the collected leaks(posts) filling the blog, causing water to rise. The number of posts on the main page have also been reduced which should mean less loading for you readers when you visit.

There have been a few more additions to the blog which readers may have already noticed.

  • Twitter updates "Live Mind Leak" are now on the side. For those tweeps who for some reason would like to know what's on my mind more often.
  • Popular posts for the past week are now displayed on the side.
  • Linkwithin widget added, recommending older posts newer readers may not have seen.
  • Disqus commenting added. This allows you to connect more types of accounts for commenting including facebook and Twitter, if you aren't already logged into Disqus that is.
  • Addthis sharing is enabled for sharing to nearly any platform you'd want to, which you should.
  • The simple facebook "like" button was added to each post.

I haven't been consistently posting twice weekly like I wanted to but I still try to keep a good flow of content monthly. Just in case you didn't notice the last time I posted, I posted two related posts: Wise Men Said... and Wise Men Reworded. Check them out if you haven't already.

Mind Leakings was nominated for best personal blog in the Jamaica Blog Awards and voting is underway. If you like this blog, go ahead and vote for it, which you can do once a day. If you do like this blog, thank you! If you read it with any degree of regularity thank you VERY much. I appreciate you spending the time on my ramblings.

For those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas, to everyone else, happy holidays!

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and a happy new year when it comes!


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