I’ve been thinking about some of the things I want to with the site redesign.
Along those lines, I decided to make the RSS feed (really simple syndication) more prominent, up on the top of the right column. My sense is the geekier amongst you know all about RSS feeds, while the rest of you may need to be brought into the world of RSS more slowly.
I’ve been very happy using Feedburner for RSS — their ads are not intrusive, and the quality of advertisers seem better than Google Adsense.
The other change was the email subscription. I went looking for one, and when I saw Feedburner now does that, it was a simple solution. I hardly use blog email subscriptions personally, but other people have had good experiences with them.
I juggled some other stuff around, stripped out the things I’m bored with (bye-bye technorati cloud). About half way down the left hand side, I added a bunch-o-chicklets for various other feeds. I don’t know if they will stay. I am unconvinced that these are not merely space wasting eye candy.
Any other suggestions, I am all ears (which makes shopping for pants rather difficult) .