Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions

Journal

Overhauled

January 31, 2007 by Richard Wright in Journal

Given that 2007 is off to such a grand start (Choices published and picking up strong initial reviews, a second novelette accepted and due this Spring, a story sold to a major US magazine, and more that I can’t talk about yet), it felt like an excellent time to revamp the online image.

So, what do you think?

The site is now based purely on blogging software, making it a doddle both for me to upkeep and change when necessary, and for you to keep track of. Here are some of the key changes.

  • The journal is no longer located at www.richardwright.org/journal. Instead, it’s an organic part of the main website. It’s good for me, because everything at last has a uniform look. It’s good for you, because there’s only one place you need to come to for absolutely everything. Time to update thos ebookmarks and links to http://www.richardwright.org.
  • If you have an RSS reader (Bloglines, Google reader, or any of a dozen other applications both online and off), you can now subscribe to this whole site. The feed will pick up not only the journal entries, but also the news items, new books, and more. The link for this is on the front page.
  • You can, praise be, leave comments just about anywhere on the site. This has long been a feature of the journal, but is now extended to book promo pages, news items. You’ll see links inviting you to comment all over the place. If you leave comments and don’t want to keep coming back to check if someone’s replied (or if you’re just plain nosy), you can also subscribe to a seperate RSS feed that will keep you up to date with all discussions had across the site.
  • And more to come. The ease and flexibility of using WordPress* as the guiding structure behind the website means that you’ll see all sorts of things trialled here. We’ll see what sticks. For now, poke around and chat away…

* although I’ll be buggered if I can work out how to set up a permalink system…

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