Couple quick SBS site updates

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on December 27, 2006 3 Comments

I’m still testing and tweaking various things with this new blog template, so don’t be alarmed if things look/act a bit odd on your next visit (or this one, for that matter). You may have already noticed a couple new additions to SBS, but just in case I’ll point them out here:

1.) I’ve started drinking the MyBlogLog kool-aid. You can see the big box in the right-side column showing recent MyBlogLog members who have visited SBS. You can also check out the SBS Community page at MyBlogLog to see who some of the regular readers are.

2) Also in the right-side column is a new “Recent Comments” list, which I hope will encourage more of you to speak up and share your thoughts here on SBS. Having your name show up there across the blog can be a good little form of advertising, esp. as traffic, feed subscribers, etc., continue to grow.

3) Lastly, when commenting on a post, you can now “subscribe” to get updates when new comments are added after yours. In fact, you might be able to do that even without commenting … not sure. But it’s another feature I hope will help encourage you to start and join discussions on my posts.

So that’s what is done so far. What I’d love to do in the future:

A) Add one or more co-authors to join me in blogging here on SBS.
B) Find a great designer to do a knockout new blog design.
C) Find a great programmer to work on some tools for public use.

If you know anyone who might fit A, B, or C, let me know!


Comments (3)

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  1. storyspinner says:

    Hey Matt – did you try CrazyEgg yet? I’ve been using it to help me look at some changes as I figure out what my readers like and don’t like – it’s really great.

    you might want to check it out –

    Happy New Year!

  2. Matt McGee says:

    Hey Li – yes, I have given CrazyEgg a try on one of my hobby sites, not here on SBS. Didn’t really play around with it too much, so I’m not sure I got everything out of it that I could. I should try again soon.

    What all do you like about it?

  3. storyspinner says:

    There’s a lot of things I like about it, beyond the fact that its very easy to use and to understand – Neil & Cameron have done a great job with that.

    Myself and others in the office really like how “up to date” it is, there’s no waiting and you can figure out how you are doing right off the bat. The heat maps are funky, but I really like the list displays with the percentages – this way I know what’s the most popular thing, or what I need to change.


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