Last week I found the post about commenting at We Tree Genealogy Blog interesting. As a result, I made a few changes on my blog and today I found a template that I think lends itself to seeing comments better. While I was making those changes I decided to go ahead and make a few others. I hope that I like them over time but more importantly I hope you like them and will feel more inclined to discuss and leave comments.
Along with changing the template, I changed the name of my blog. It is the same blog, just has a new name. The original name was Kay B’s Place, which I think is not meaningful to readers. The new name is Relative Storyboards: capturing my families’ memories. My hope is that this name is more descriptive of the purpose of my blog.
Here are some of the other changes I made to the look and functionality of the blog:
- new banner that has photos of mine and my husband’s grandparents. After all, they are the relatives involved in this storyboard.
- recent comments
- link on the top to my project 365 photo a day, KB As I See It
- link on the top to my genealogy database, K Bauman Tree House
- listing of recent entries
- top clicks
I haven’t made any significant changes to my blog since I started it 2 years ago. I thought it was time for a facelift, relatively speaking.
How often do you make changes to the way your blog looks and functions? Did the changes have an impact in usage?