16 March 2011

New Look

I've been blogging for a while now, and thought it was time for a new look. "The Missing Piece" template I used when I first launched Proppe's Paddles was pretty cool a few years ago, but some how seemes a little busy in comparison to the newer "less is more" look some many major sites have adopted recently. As such I thought it was time for a change.

While I am not 100% sold on this new look, I do think I am heading in the right direction. I encourage any feedback on the new look, and look forward to refining it further over the coming months.

One new addition to the blog are "Pages" dedicated to single topics.  While the first on titles "Trip Logs" is completed, it is my hope to also add "Trip Photos", "Camping Companions" and a "Kids Corner" but all in good time!

Another new addition to the site that some may not like are ads. While I have left them out intentionally over the past few years, they are an ever growing part of the web. New controls let me customize ad content fairly specifically, and it is my hope that I might earn enough ad revenue to afford a few extra nights in the interior this summer. (Why do I think that is wishful thinking? Especially since park permits are rumored to be increasing again this year!)

FinallyI'm also adding more social networking opportunities throughout the site in the hopes of increasing my readership even more. I had over a million visits last year, and just over two-point five million since its inception and I'm hoping to get that number doubled this year alone.

So PLEASE spread the word, and let others know of the improvements already here, and still to come!
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1 comment:

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Thanks for the update. I really appreciate the efforts you have made for this blog.