Yep, as you may have noticed this morning, after ten years of torrid action, and no dirt to speak of, the blog has had a face-lift, a tummy tuck and a very modest boob job.
Long overdue. After ten years without any update whatsoever, the wrinkles were starting to show.
So now you can easily link to every post from the header.
You can easily post my posts to your Facebook, Twitter, whatever.
You can enjoy the posts in a much wider format – much easier to enjoy art and architecture.
You can easily reply to any post, or to someone’s comment.
You can also tell me with just one click whether a post is cool or crap.
You can see, days before, which posts will end up in your Friday Ramble.
You can easily find older posts, by either month or by subject. (So I’d better become more disciplined about subject labels.)
I can more accurately measure stats now.
And it should all look shit hot on whatever mobile device from which you might want to hook in.
“How cool is all that!” I hear you cry.
Sure, we’ve lost a few things. Like all the clutter. And muh links. (Let me know if there are any you need back.)
So you can now enjoy the same acid voice and pithy commentary in a much slicker, more easily negotiated and promoted home.
See. How cool is that.
Biggest loss, I think, is the Statue of Liberty who has graced our pages for the last ten years. But, sadly, our beloved beauty no longer symbolises liberty as she once did, does she.
In my own lifetime the liberty she once represented when commissioned in France has been perverted beyond recognition – not to mention how the perversion has accelerated since this blog began.
I’d be delighted to display a universally recognised symbol of liberty but – sadly, and possibly tellingly – there are few to none to choose from.
There are plenty of symbols for tyranny and dictatorship, but few if any for liberty. (What might that tell you, gentle reader?)
Mind you, I’d be happy to be proven wrong. What do you suggest I might use as a symbol or logo for liberty that might grace the blog for the next while? What’s our best symbol?
Tell me in the comments. And then tell me how easy it was to comment.
(And, of course, happy to hear whatever other comments or suggestions you might have.)