I’ve said it’s always good to have a friend who is a programmer. But since I’ve started blogging I’ve found it just as helpful to have a friend who is a skilled designer, and I have that in my friend, Brandon, who worked his magic on my site this evening.
I asked him to create a logo and give me a little more space to work with on my blog, yet keep the overall flow and simplicity in tact. He gave it a new look without making it too fancy. It’s also nice to have a design that’s all mine.
When I first started reading blogs regularly, I visited each site to see if new content was available. When I discovered Bloglines I stopped that practice. I switched to Google Reader recently and I use it to read a number of blogs. But I follow about 25 blogs or so that I visit regularly, and I feel I gain someone by visiting the actual sites instead of pulling the content through an RSS reader.