Friday, May 29, 2009

Movin' On Up!


Dear Everybody:

I am once again migrating Bill of the Birds. This time, a new blog design will accompany the move over to Blogspot. Blogspot offers some features and flexibility that are not readily available elsewhere. So, the new URL for Bill of the Birds is: http://billofthebirds.blogspot.com/

I Need Your Vote
But my redesign team (meaning Katherine The Web Witch and me, plus a few sympathetic amigos) has agonized over whether or not to go to the widely accepted "Web 2.0 design" for the site (just short lead-ins and thumbnail photos for each post) or the more traditional (preferred by 'readers') design with today's post in full, and lead-ins of the older posts.

Would you be kind enough to share your preference?
Thank you

And, if you've been reading BOTB via RSS, just visit the new URL and tap the new RSS link in the blue bar across the top.

I want to thank all the readers of this blog over the years. You inspire me to write each day! And I owe you a debt of gratitude.

Bill Thompson, III

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21 Comments:

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the new look. My vote is to stay with the full posts. You are very talented and interesting. Keep up the great work.

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Connie Kogler said...

Definitely go with full blog posts. I love the new look also. Gee, can I get a hat like that at the Midwest Symposium? I'm attending and can hardly wait!

 
At 11:34 PM, Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

I hate "short lead ins". I want the whole story right there when I click in.
There's my two cents.

 
At 4:07 AM, Blogger Wanderin' Weeta said...

Full posts, please.

 
At 6:24 AM, Blogger Erik said...

I also prefer the full posts. If you use an RSS reader you then have to click over to the full post anyway if only a short intro is used.

Hey Bill, you need to clean your lens. I can't get a clear enough look, especially the one we won't mention to Julie.

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger Dave Lewis said...

Fullerer is betterer...

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

Did that little Web Imp put something in the scope view that Zick needs to know about? I will keep watching.

I know it's retro of me, but I love a full post. I think there's something in me that resists having to navigate to the full story.

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger KatDoc said...

Add me to the "I want it all" camp. I hate magazine and newspaper articles that require me to hunt and peck for the rest of the story. Give it all to us, now!

~Kat

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Bosque Bill said...

Me, too; me, too. Full posts, please.

Good luck with your new server.

Thanks for your time and efforts we appreciate it!

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Richard said...

Add me to the full post pages. I want everything all at once.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

I much prefer the full post. I often do not click to complete a post and I'm sure I probably miss some wonderful posts because of it. I find it irritating.

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger cyberthrush said...

DITTO!!

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger DebM said...

Full posts--definitely!! Thanks for all your wonderful work!

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Add me to the "Full Post" Club, please. :)

Beth

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger jemkagily said...

Terrific new look, please keep the full posts.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger rmharvey said...

I add my voice to the full-post chorus.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger rmharvey said...

Let me clarify my preference. I want the option you offered, "today's post in full, and lead-ins of the older posts".

Or even the last five or so posts in full, and go to prior for the previous five. Or groups of four. Or, if being skimpy, three. But ideally five, and no more than five, with the full post.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

Thanks for doing this reader survey, Bill. You're saving me a whole lotta trouble! Amazing how consistent the response is!

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger hoperu said...

I vote for full posts, as I too hate having to click again to see the post after I have arrived at the site.

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger dguzman said...

Please go with the full blog posts--those "short lead-in" blogs kinda bug me. I like to see it ALL.

 
At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Full posts, please! Jumps are the worst. Keep it up!

 

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