Monday, March 07, 2011
Now that I have enough time to write more than one post a day again, I'm going to start something that I've been meaning to do for a while: more posts of a shorter length on world events, news that hasn't been (or probably hasn't been) translated into English. I browse the news in a number of languages every day and instead of only picking out news that deserves to be translated or looked at extensively, I'm going to focus a bit more on more frequent posts of somewhat shorter length. So the only change you should notice is that posts will be more frequent, shorter, and probably a bit less commentary too. These posts will have the new label world news.
So no, not really a huge change. I'm looking at playing with the comments system a bit though because more news and less commentary would hopefully be matched with greater comment frequency, and the way comments are set up at the moment it's impossible to know how many people have commented on a post without directly clicking on it. I may simply re-export everything back to Blogger.
Edit: switched from Intense Debate to Disqus for the time being, and I'm happy to see that the number of comments and reactions is displayed right on the main page. I'm happy with this for now.
Edit 2: by the way, I made Ceres the default avater because Ceres is awesome and deserves more attention (though Dawn's arrival in 2015 will take care of that). I may take requests though if anyone has a better idea.