Blog Update: mybloglog with myavatars

By | April 13, 2007

Updates to the website. There are a number of changes that I’d like to make to this blog in the coming weeks, but right now, I’m just reporting on the changes that have already been made.

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve added MyAvatars for MyBlogLog, so when Mybloglog users login, they can comment on my blog, and have their Avatars show up next to their comments! I do like that feature very much. It really humanizes the whole experience, I think. In addition, for more unique avatars, it means that you can quickly be recognized.

Another feature that I’ve worked the kinks out of is the commenting feature. Seems that comments from guests had been broken for a long while. Now it’s fixed, and the number of commenters has jumped. People must have been trying to comment for the longest while.

Lastly, I’ve implemented the DoFollow plugin in comments, so that links from these pages are indexed by Google and other search engines. Comments will now link back to your website, and be counted/searched etc. An extra value!

I’m still working on changing the theme for this blog. I am probably going to choose a two column theme in future, with lighter colors and simpler than Tiga. I am finding that Tiga doesn’t play very well with IE as people are reporting broken boxes, out of alignment text and images. As you all know, I primarily use FF, so I never see these problems (why don’t you change? Why not? Why not? You IE users!); but I should address these concerns.

Do comment, and let me know if you are using DoFollow or MyAvatars or Tiga! Thanks, :D.

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