Friday, July 24, 2009

Online - As In Reality - My Housekeeping Comes In Fits And Starts

I'm painfully aware that there's little so self-indulgent as blogging about blogging, and the following skates perilously close to it, so I'll keep this short:

If you've sent me an e-mail in the last couple of days and not had any kind of reply, sorry about that, but I'm having some problems with my e-mail settings. Remember kids, don't try to reset your e-mail account if you don't know what you're doing. The world of POP3 and SMTP is not for the dilettante.

I've set up a revised, Flash-based, version of my website, which can be seen here. I quite like the look of it - it's obviously more professional - but I'm not entirely sure that the Flash-based nature of it is a good idea (I know not all machines can access such sites). If you'd care to have a look at it, and let me know what you think, I'll see if the general consensus is that it should replace my site, or if I should get on with updating it in some other fashion. Thanks.

This blog
I'll probably be doing a bit of tidying up round here this weekend, including removing links to sites which are infrequently updated, that kind of thing. I'm also inclined to remove the Followers section from the sidebar, as it looks - as M'colleague has said in the past - a bit like the sort of 'people collecting' that Facebook, Myspace and Twitter seem to encourage, and I'm not at all comfortable with that. I genuinely appreciate people being kind enough to follow the updates to this blog, but I'll probably hide that section in future, much as I appreciate your support. Unless, of course, there are violent objections. Do let me know.

And now, before I start telling you about the oh-so-funny thing my cat was doing this morning, I'm off. Proper update tomorrow, honest.


Piers said...

Flash is bad.

Not searchable by search engines, inaccessible to people with visual impairments, difficult to update, breaks the back button.

Just don't.

John Soanes said...

Unsearchable, and not accessible to folks with impairments? You have most definitely convinced me not to bother, Piers - thanks for the tips!