July 25th 2017
Today I updated the design of this blog a little bit. It’s been a while and I thought that it needed a refresh. The changes I made were more in the navigation than the design. You’ll perhaps notice that there’s now a new menu across the top of every page. This menu is linked to various categories that I write about often (sport, travel, film, music, food, family & books). I’ll be honest, I was tempted to give ‘Halloumi’ it’s own category.
The aim of adding the categories is to make it easier for a reader to access content that they’re interested in, as I respect that some of my readers like it when I talk about travel, but aren’t so interested in what I had for dinner. I appreciate that sometimes these blog posts can be quite dry, because sometimes nothing new or interesting happens in a day (like today, hence why I’m writing about this). So the categories make it easier for people to find interesting stuff.
The second bit of navigation I added is a calendar down the bottom.
Mainly, this calendar is for my use. Although getting views on these posts from other people is nice, the primary purpose of this blog has always been as a way of documenting my life. Having these daily blog posts allows me to look back on periods of my life to see where I was, who I was, and what I was doing. Adding the calendar makes it a little bit easier and a little bit quicker for me to do that.
For example, I can easily flick back and view all the posts from February 2016 to see what I was doing that month. I can see that I was working a lot, playing golf, going to the gym, and editing my novel.
Until tomorrow, not much has changed, it seems.