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One of the ironies of running a side business doing blog consulting is that I often don’t end up implementing things on my own site because I’m working on someone else’s. This past week, I’ve started booking myself to make a bunch of little changes on

You’ve probably noticed that I added gravatars (get a gravatar here!) and commentluv, as well as colored authorial comments and alternating comment shading. I also added some definition between the sidebars & content–I hope it’s not too much of a visual barrier…I’m open to removing it, but several people said that they had trouble focusing on the text without their eyes straying. And I’ve changed the search to Google’s custom search. I think their algorithm is better than WordPress’s, plus they search in comments.

There will probably be a few more changes as time goes by. If you see me add something that you really don’t like, or would love to see something added, please let me know. Because there are so many of you, I can’t implement everything, but I’d like to know what people are thinking.

Now I just need to figure out how to pay myself. Chocolate? Quilting time?


Emily@remodelingthislife April 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Cool! I like commentluv and gravatars! 🙂

Kyle April 10, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Looks great, I guess bloggers do spring cleaning as well, it seems like there has been a lot of it going around, my self included.

Kyle’s last blog post: Site Redesign

llama money April 10, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Sometimes simple changes are the best. I love gravatars – best way to spice up comments for sure.

llama money’s last blog post: Debt Motivation

Fred @ Very Personal Finance April 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I think that adding commentluv is a great way to help build a community around a blog. Thanks.

Fred @ Very Personal Finance’s last blog post: Personal Finance Blog Carnival – April 11, 2009

Monevator October 11, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I love Gravatar, and wish more signed up to them. I’m not so convinced about commentluv on my blog, though I admit I like commenting on other blogs with it installed.
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