How do you like the new site? I think it’s pretty awesome, myself. I’ve been working with Barb Drozdowich since late September on revising things. I talked a good bit about why in this post back in November.
This theme and framework are just cleaner all the way around. I had been self-developing for virtually the entire time I’ve had the site at Ravensbeak, and really, it showed. I added things somewhat willy-nilly, only occasionally reading up on what the current trend was for websites. Also, I rarely paid attention to the sometimes important differences between author sites and other sites.
My Faithful Reader will see that some things are gone, and others have just moved. Most of the widgets I had in place on the sidebars have disappeared. They weren’t really doing much of anything besides taking up space and bandwidth, so they went away. My Flickr page is still active, and I’m still a member of Tulsa NightWriters as well as OWFI. I just don’t see a need to have that information on the front page. I’m also still making Authorgraphs available for Kindle editions of my books.
If you’ve got a favorite post bookmarked, just change the first part of the URL from “indefixa.ravensbeak.com” to www.bobmuellerwriter.com and you’ll find it here at the new site. For example:
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I suspect the only one that anyone might miss is my word count table. I’m still keeping track of my production; I’m just not yet sure where it’s going to go. It may go into a monthly post, or a page that’s sort-of hidden. I’ll have to talk to Barb about the best way to post that, because the accountability aspect is still important to me.
My Facebook feed is now there on the right, and you can sign up for email updates for the blog so you never miss a post.
Social media links are still available on the top right of each page.
My About page tells you who I am and lets you know what I’m looking for when it comes to guest posts. I’m always happy to host guest posts!
Even though we’ve done a bunch of testing of the new site, things may not be quite perfect. If you happen to come across any broken stuff (images, links, etc.) please let me know via the Contact page.
And I almost forgot: don’t forget to subscribe to The Blur, my occasional newsletter. Link on the right.