It’s been over a year since Aigoo Chamna Network received a new makeover by Raisa. Ever since then, I’ve been slowly changing things on this domain. Many are minor alterations, to de-clutter things here and there. I figure if I’m going to try and de-clutter my books, I can also de-clutter my online space, too. This post shows the revisions I’ve made on Aigoo Chamna Network. I’m hoping that this will lead to something major in future, but I haven’t made my decisions on those plans yet. Until then, these minor changes will suffice.
1. I cleaned my “About” page and condensed the “about me” and “about website/current layout” sections.
2. I moved my contact information from the “About” page to its own “Contact” page.
3. I removed my “Linkage” page, which included links to old anime collectives and my own link buttons that nobody were using any more.
4. I deleted my “Hostees” page and listed the few hostees I have on the “Sites” page.
5. I included the “Columns” page to list the ones I do regularly.
6. I created two new sub-pages under “Archives” — one lists my column posts and the other is the expanded archive page.
1. I removed these from the sidebar: recent posts, post categories, and Twitter widgets.
2. I changed the “Miscellany” widget to “Connections”, and made that be the first widget to show on the sidebar instead of the last.
3. I cleaned up my blogroll and unlinked a lot of bloggers who were no longer active.
4. I condensed my sidebar to having three widgets, which keeps thing simpler for me and my visitors.
1. I added entry header images with all my posts.
2. I utilised the “More” function for all my posts.
3. I switched from SiteMeter to Statcounter because Cat alerted me to an unwanted issue.
4. I changed the settings to manually approve any future comments on the blog posts, and I make it a habit to respond to comments.
5. I disable comments on older entries to decrease the big, bad, no good spam.
6. I leave — when I remember — questions at the end of my entries so readers can answer them in comments.
7. I closed up a lot of sites in the network.
These are all the changes I’ve made so far. One of my future plans involves my categories. I will be merging, deleting, and changing them, and I will be honest in that I am not looking forward to doing all that! Nor am I looking forward to one other major change I have in mind . . . well, anyway, this is Aigoo Chamna Network Version 26.5, haha! It’s not an overhaul, but it’s something.
Do you make minor changes on your site? If you do, what are some changes you focus on? Are you planning doing some major overhaul in the future?