Evolution of My Blog

I'm a relative late-comer to the blog scene. For years I thought about starting one but didn't think I had anything worth saying. Costa Rica changed that a little bit. Now that I'm back to the grind I'm still not convinced that anybody else cares what I have to say, but I'm putting it out there anyway.

Here's what's on my mind right now: I've been getting pretty wacky with blog widgets along the right side of my page lately. You can see my IM status, my recent Flickr stream, the reviews that I've posted on Yelp, etc. I'm wondering if I'm getting a little over-zealous. All this content is great, but it slows down page-loading time and doesn't look quite as elegant as before I put all the goodies in.

So I ask you my dear readers, what's a boy to do?

Am I getting carried away with my blog layout?
Simple and clean for me please.
Content is king, the more the better.
I honestly don't care one way or the other.

The little voice in the back of my head thinks it's pretty clear that nobody reads this drivel anyway so there won't be any votes. I'd love it if you could prove him wrong.



Anonymous said...

My suggestions - make the flickr thumbs smaller, and maybe get a listing instead of map feed for yelp. But I like that they're there. Can you start wearing a GPS ankle tag so we can track your location 24/7? Maybe thats going to far.

jwfbean said...

I really like the poll on the blog. I was wondering how to do that on my blog.