Since I’m still tutuing with the blog look and layout here, and since you lot are the folk who read this blog, I figured I’d ask you a question or two about what you prefer.
Today: the sidebar: what do you like?
Specifically, do I have the things in the sidebar in the right order. I have, in descending order, and after much consideration:
- Recent Posts, so you can quickly head to other recent pearls of wisdom that might interest you more than those at the top of the page;
- Tweets We Like, so you can get a regularly updated feed of hot topics and pithy comments, albeit slightly below the fold.
So that’s above or just above the fold. Further down:
- Tip Jar, so you can show me how much you love my work (or, as at present, how much you take it for granted – but feel free to prove me wrong );
- Recent Comments, so you can see what each other is saying (it’s further down the page, sure, but I figure if you’re interested in comments then you’ll be reading down this far anyway);
- Blogs We Read. giving you the latest posts from my own most read bunch of blogs (even further down, but there you go);
And then you scroll down even further, past stats, sponsors, searches and subscription gadgets, until you light finally upon
- Facebook recommendations from your friends;
- Popular Posts this month and for all time;
- a cloud full of Topics; and finally
- Cue Card Libertarianism (whose links have strangely died, so I’ll have to fix that) and what’s left of my Blog Roll.
So, in your opinion…
- do I have the stuff on my sidebar in the right order?
- what else should I have, and what should I get rid of?