Thursday, July 05, 2007

Everybody Seems To Like The New Blog Look

It's been a week since I upgraded the look of my "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog and the consensus has been quite positive so far.

Here is a sampling of the comments I've received about it:

I think it's great! Very relaxed! 100% better!

I'm just really diggin' your site!

I think it looks cleaner--easier to follow.

The categories make finding what I need a snap!

Just a note to say your new web site loads WAY faster now.

THANK YOU to everyone who has commented about the new blog look and this has been a long time coming. I'm a writer, not a web designer, so I've always admitted my blog has lacked the bells and whistles of all the truly GREAT blogs.

It's a good thing so many of you never really cared about that much because you keep helping me break new traffic records all the time. For your sake, I'm ecstatic for the changes--it looks better, it loads faster, and those links are indeed in place to help streamline the information contained on my blog.

Here's a listing of the new links at the top and what they mean:

- Meet Jimmy--links to my Blogger profile to tell you about me!
- Before & After--links to my before & after pics from 410 to 230!
- Jimmy's Book--links to where you can get my book or e-book!
- FAQ--links to the most frequently asked questions and updated often!
- Accolades--links to quotes commenting about me and my blog!
- More Moore--links to other sites I write for and media appearances I've had!
- Book Reviews--links to the diet and health books I have reviewed at my blog!
- Low-Carb Links--links to my comprehensive low-carb links blog!
- Contact Jimmy--links to my e-mail address for instant feedback with me!

Those two photos at the top of the blog are also hyperlinked to my Before and After pictures and my new logo is also hyperlinked to take you back to the front page of the blog regardless of which page you are viewing.

Another change I'm excited about is the addition of a "Previous Posts" listing to the side panel. This will show you the last 10 columns at my blog. However, if you go into a specific blog post and look at the "Previous Posts," then it will display the ten columns PRIOR to that column. Sweet!

You'll also notice the number of columns on the front page of the blog is only the last ten, which is about three days worth. Use the archives on the lower right-hand side panel to find older columns from previous months. Also, the search box in the upper left-hand corner is perfect for keyword searches (Google works well, too!).

It isn't new per se, but the "Recent Blog Comments" on the right side panel is also another neat feature I added recently by popular demand. It lets you see the comments that are being made about the articles on my blog which can sometimes get missed, especially on older posts. I REALLY like this change and I hope you do, too!

That's it for all the new changes and I'm ecstatic to make a few more tweaks and additions here and there. Special THANKS to my computer geek assistant Jeremy for his dutiful assistance with this enormous undertaking to make the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog look the best it can possibly be.

Now I hope to keep the content as fresh and engaging as it looks! THANK YOU everyone for sharing your feedback about my blog. I REALLY appreciate it!

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Blogger Sara said...

Yep, looks terrific, Jimmy! I like the little steak graphic, hehe.

7/06/2007 3:47 PM  
Blogger Jake Silver said...

Ah! So the new look is about 2 weeks old? Well, it is FANTASTIC.

7/07/2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I liked the other links and stuff on the side, which was easier to see and get to, but anything that makes it all load faster is a good thing. Plus, I am glad you went back to a smiling picture of yourself, which I think is much more positive and confident.

7/07/2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Aw, you didn't like the "you messin' with me?" picture, Kevin? LOL!

7/07/2007 12:37 PM  

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