Wednesday, January 24, 2007


So, I've upgraded my template to the new blogger layouts. I think I have everything from the old one here, but if you see something missing, let me know.

I have gotten rid of my old comments. Yes, I'm finally using Blogger's comments after avoiding them for how long now? I have it set so anyone can comment whether they have a Blogger blog or not. Let me know if it doesn't work.

I've also changed the layout, something I can now do quickly and painlessly. I used to have to recreate me side bar everytime I did it. Now, Blogger does it for me. I think I like this new template. At least for the time being.

Speaking of the sidebar, you'll notice I have added the RSS feed for my Epinion reviews. Just in case you want to keep track of what I am reviewing there. The majority of my reviews are still at Amazon, but my new reviews will show up both places within a couple days of each other or at Epinions first in the case of movie in theaters.

So, tell me what you think.


Matt said...

It looks good to me. I've been resisting the change since I have so many changes to the standard format (though probably not as many as you with your sidebar). I just need to take some time and make the change. You've made it look nice--and easy.

So why did you avoid Blogger comments?

Mark said...


It took some time, but no more then any time I've changed my layout. And now I can do it with no change at all.

I avoided Blogger comments for several reasons. When first introduced, you had to have a blogger account to sign up, and I didn't want to force that on people. I liked anyone being able to comment. Plus, I liked setting my comment lable.

However, my old service archieves comments after a couple months. Now, I'll be able to go back and read comments as well as my posts. Plus, I can now set my comment lable and anyone can comment. Plus now trackbacks will work on my blog.

Basically, it's something I'd wanted to do for a while, but hadn't gotten around to doing. This was the perfect chance.

faith said...


It looks great!

Mark said...

Glad you like it, Faith