Over the long holiday weekend, my blog was offline for a bit so I could make some changes that should make reading and commenting on my posts more enjoyable. A lot of the changes were on the backend, like moving from TypePad’s platform over to WordPress, but many of the changes will also be noticed by readers. Pages should load much faster now and posting comments no longer requires you to have to type in jumbled words. You can also sign up to be notified via email whenever anyone responds on one of your comments and there is a new interface just for mobile devices, which will make viewing the blog on small screens much easier. There’s also a new related posts function, which allows readers to see posts similar to the one they just read and the introduction of new tags, so it’s easier to find all posts pertaining to a particular subject.
The most exciting update for me is that I now have the ability to check my posts for grammar and spelling problems, something I need to get much better at doing. I also spent nearly 15 hours manually fixing all broken links within blog posts, for the past three years. Over the new few weeks, I’ll fix all broken links for posts from the 2007-2009 time frame as well.
I hope these changes will make it easier for you to read, follow and comment on my blog going forward and I thank you for your support and readership over the years. If you see anything that looks broken, please let me know.
Updated: Not all of the comments are showing up for all posts. Disqus is working on fixing that.