Major Blog Renovation in Progress

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’ve altered the blog’s template again. I was tired of the old template and thought this one looked a lot nicer. I’ll probably be fooling around with the color scheme and trying out new gadgets over the next couple of days. Let me know what you think about my experimentations.

I’ve also made some major changes to my profile as well. I’m just Raptor now, not jedi_raptor07. Image profile has also been changed. It’s a peregrine falcon to fit with the Raptor name. The URL has also been changed. It didn’t fit with the theme I had going with the rest of my URLs, so I decided to change it. That, and since my profile name has changed, I wanted the URL to be relevant to the new name.

Finally, I’ve deleted my Raptor’s Reaction’s blog. Honestly, I thought it was silly to have a dedicated blog for meaningful, intelligent posts while devoting my main blog to just pointless junk. I did integrate all of the posts from Reaction’s into the main blog, so nothing was lost. Any new “reactions” will just be posted on the main blog. This change doesn’t affect my movie review at all. That will remain separate.

That takes care of most of the major stuff (for now, anyway). I’ve made some changes to the sidebar and added a “Quote of the Day” gizmo above the posts as well.

What’s the point of all these changes? Quite frankly, I was disappointed with the way the blog was, and I’m going to try and take it in a different directions. Hopefully now the posts will be more meaningful instead of the random junk I was posting earlier. This is most likely going to result in two major changes. First, I’ll probably be posting more of the short microfictions that I put up occasionally. Second, the blog will probably be getting a bit more political in nature, so consider yourself warned.

Right now, I’ve taken the renovations about as far as I’ve planned to. However, this whole thing started out with me planning to do nothing more than simply changing the template, so we’ll see what happens.


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