Friday, February 27, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-changes

No, this weird mushroom growing out of a bag of fertilizer in my backyard has nothing to do with today's post. I just thought it was cool. Anyone know what it is? Looks kinda like an oyster mushroom.

A minor face lift today. You'll note a few things:

I mucked with the template. When I was setting up the blog I just picked the first thing that looked appealing. One of the things I didn't really like was if you maximize the screen it didn't let you see more content, the dead space borders just expanded. So this template stretches. We'll see how that works out for me.

Yes, I've joined the foodbuzz following. I'm still exploring the community, but what it looks like is a foodies version of facebook/myspace. A few of the bloggers from the Uchi event had joined foodbuzz as a featured publisher. Basically this forms a partnership (yes that means ads) where we, as foodies and bloggers, help a community with content continued posts etc. and in return they give us more exposure and actually sponsor events around the nation. I'll post more as I learn more. All that *and* I have my little badge as a featured publisher.

Ads: I know, i've fought against putting ads on my site for quite sometime now. Reallistically, I'm not generating (nor do I expect that I will any time soon) enough traffic for ad revenue to really help me in any financial way. That said, a lot of the foodbuzzers had a lot of positive things to say about folks they've met from the community, and how foodbuzz helps foster that. Foodies unite! I know i'm no professional writer or even photographer, but I am still proud of my little hobby site and would love more folks to come visit.

Thanks for everyone's continued support. Still searching for a good bento for next week. Ideas are most welcome!

2 comments:

Julie said...

Well heck I just tried to comment and screwed it up. What was I saying? Mostly that I don't completely understand the whole foodbuzz thing but the cool badge makes it all worthwhile :)

Ironjack said...

Yeah I have to agree. I don't completely understand the content organization. Some places my new posts show up. Some places they don't I have no idea how to make some of that stuff work. But apparently I already have "friends"