Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just This Once...

One of my biggest pet peeves is bloggers who blog about...their blog.  So in order to piss off myself and others, that is exactly what I am going to do.

Basically, I made some changes to the format and design, mostly on the advice of my friend Riley, over at WayFaring Stranger.  She is a blogger I actually know in real life, and she puts together very detailed and helpful site reviews.  Since I really, honestly and truly suck at the internet, her advice was very useful to me.

I changed the header picture, removed some of the tabs at the top that I didn't feel added any value, changed up the "about me" section, and got rid of a bunch of the random shit that was on the side-bar. Soooo...thoughts?  Any advice, opinions, or suggestions would be appreciated.

Feel free to send any hate-filled and profanity-laced comments on content as well.  At the end of the day, I write this blog for me, but if there are certain subjects that people are interested in, I would like to know about it. 

Apologies for this break from actual posting, and we will get back to our regularly scheduled programming shortly.


Allison said...

I like the new header - very nice. I think some people forget that design is very important to the readability of a blog (not that yours wasn't readable before).

Keep up the excellent writing! Writing for yourself is important, but it's nice to have fans, no?

Annabelle said...

Agreed, very clean look. Props!

Alison said...

My favourite bit? The facebook badge thing on the right that proudly announces MARTIN SCHATZ LIKES... his own blog. Its good to be your own biggest fan.

Venom said...

The last look of Rugged Life was good too, blue is a nice change up.

I very much enjoy your true life experience stories - you're like a real life Action Ken doll.

That may not have sounded like a compliment, but it was meant to be so.

Anonymous said...

I'm here from VSL and I think your photography is GREAT! Love it.
I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Martin said...

Allison - Absolutely. Actually, the whole "new look" thing is all about trying to attract more "fans."

Annabelle - Thank you

Alison - missed the point. Your supposed to click on that facebook thingie, and "like" my blog too.



Venom - Thanks Venom. Ill try to come up with more lies...erm...stories soon. I also like blue.

FBF - Welcome :) Thanks for the compliment on my pictures. I know zilch about actual photography, but I do like being in places where you cant help but get good shots. Your turtle story killed me today.