I generally avoid posting notes like this when I fix things up in my blog, but sometimes I feel that one is warranted. So, here’s a note about a few things that I am doing:
1. On the sidebar, I have added a WordPress widget listing “Top Posts.” As I understand it, “Top Posts” means posts most visited in the last 24 to 48 hours. (Though I will have to double-check on that – I found the wording of the description at WordPress to be a bit confusing.) I thought that this would be a nice way to alert blog readers to stuff that I have done in the past (or to alert those blog readers who even look at the sidebar, at any rate). Sometimes most of the “Top Posts” generally rank among my own favorite posts or those that I would most like people to see. It doesn’t always happen that way, but since the rotation is so frequent, I kind of like the variety that ends up being listed anyway.
I am checking the links in that list fairly frequently, and once in a while, I land on a post from the past that is missing things – video clips, mainly. I will try to fix that one up, but if I can’t find replacement clips and there’s too much missing now and /or I don’t care all that much about the post anyway, I’ll delete it. So, this function provides a nice incentive for me to look back at old posts and gradually fix the blog in general.
2. In the top bar, where the “About” pages are, I’ve added a new link for the “15th Anniversary Update.” That page is simply a copy of the post “15 Years!” which I wrote in July. I thought that it would be good to provide an update to the “About” pages in some way, since the last “About” page that I had up was already a decade old. And then I figured that this 15th anniversary post was as good an update as any new one that I might come up with.
3. I am adding a new link to the blogrolls now and then. I might update the categories sometime soon and do a more thorough check/edit of those lists, though I am not sure when; I might wait until the year number changes.