jamie goode's wine blog

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Why a new format for the blog? I know some people aren't comfortable with change, and this isn't just change for the sake of it. My blog, so far, has not been a 'proper' one, in that hasn't been created using blogging software that allows comments, track backs and a feed. For most readers this is a non-issue, but with the increasing popularity of blogs as a medium of information exchange, I've been receiving quite a few requests for these features. So after weeks of research and a few days of playing around, I've decided to shift to blogger, which meets all my requirements (I toyed with the idea of using moveable type, but I had a few glitches with it that would have required some serious tecchie help to overcome, and blogger is just fine for my needs).

So here you go. A new format. One big advantage is that I'll be able to update the site and post more frequently. It's a lot simpler adding a blog entry (all I need is access to a browser) than it is changing the site (which requires ftp access; not difficult, just not always available).

Please feel free to use the comments section. Interactivity. What more could you ask for?


At 8:48 AM, Blogger billn said...

lost a bit of your individuality I'd say Dr Goode - but very smart for all that - an of course it's the content that really counts ;-)

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Richard Williams said...

Glad to see you took the plunge and, as you say, it meets your requirements.

And if I'm right you'll build up quite community of blog readers eager to 'pass the time of day' with you. Rock on blog communities! OK, so I'm a bit of a geek. :)

P.S. Suggest you use the verification functionality to keep the blog spammers at bay. It's all in the dashboard.

At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Jamie.Many times I have wished to comment on some of your blogs and now its great to have the facility to do so. cheers Keith Prothero


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