Sunday, October 31, 2010

You Might Notice a Change (or Two) at Practical Paralegalism

Yes, it's midnight, and my insomnia, fueled by my obvious OCD tendencies, wouldn't let me rest until I had simplified this blog in a big way. If you read all of Practical Paralegalism's posts via RSS Feed Reader, then you keep on doing what you're doing because it's darned efficient - but you probably haven't noticed a blessed thang as far as the template.

If you keep Practical Paralegalism as a favorite in a browser, or just visit occasionally, then you will notice the template has changed - a lot. I wanted to make it easier to read, because most of my readers look at documents all day long and need reader-friendly fonts and colors. Or maybe, it's just because I need easier to read formats. And because Blogger added Pages, it just seemed better to move some information off the home page.

So, what do you think? Is simpler better, or should I have stopped drinking that Arizona Raspberry iced tea four hours ago?

If you haven't tried Google Reader yet, I highly recommend it. It takes only a few minutes to set up, it's free, and you can subscribe to all your favorite news feeds and blogs - and never miss a blessed thang.

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11 comments:

  1. Lynne, it is much easier to read now, thanks! As always, well done.

    Wendy Kimbel, ACP
    Paralegal Assistance, Inc.
    Mebane NC

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  2. I likenthis color better. Maybe I'm just getting older, but it is easier to read. Although I think you probably should have gotten some sleep, thisnis great. Looks fresh and professional. Great job :)

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  3. Wendy and Ana, coming from two of the smartest paralegals I know, this is high praise and thank you very much for the feedback *and* the comments (blogger gold, dontcha know :)

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  4. It looks great Lynne. It flows very nicely--I like the tabs you have at the top that can be clicked quickly ;)

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  5. Nikki - Thanks so much. Lee Rosen did a post recently that said a blog template really didn't need to be too fancy, because most people get the posts through their RSS feed readers these days. I'm hoping Blogger will add the ability to put some of the other gadgets on tabbed pages, like blog rolls and favorite paralegal sites - things would be so much easier to find. But so far the additional pages are just that - simple pages with very few bells & whistles.

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  6. Carl Morrison, AACPNovember 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Love the new look Lynne! Much easier on the 'ol eyes!

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  7. Carl, thanks - and so great to hear from you. I'm hoping to get a guest post out of you one day soon :)

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  8. Your site looks great! It's very easy to read and the blues are a nice accent color.

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  9. Amanda - Thank you! I have become converted to the idea that blog templates aren't the best investment of your valuable blogging time, since so many people subscribe via RSS feed, and rarely see the actual template.

    I'm lovin' your growing confidence as an essayist and a paralegal blogger - keep up the good work!

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  10. Lynne...I'm just catching up with my favorite bloggers after my 2010 World Tour that took me to Tulsa, LA and Atlanta...and have to tell you that I like the new look. You continue to amaze me with the quantity of your posts...I always suspected you must have insomnia!

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  11. Vicki - High praise coming from a paralegal rock star coming off a world tour :) - and who turns out wonderful original content aimed at helping paralegals all the time.

    You need World Tour T-shirts!

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