It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012

Old & busted, meet new hotness*

I swear this isn’t going to be an annual thing, at least not that I’m planning for. But since the anniversary of this site is here, I’m going ahead and redesigning the site again. I’ve added so much content over the last year — loads of links, the NaNoWriMo page, photos galore — that I feel the site is getting a bit full. Not cluttered, necessarily, but, shall we say, wooden and sluggish? Just in appearance. So I’ve decided to brighten things up and make things a bit cleaner in the process.

Of course, I’m also adding MORE content. The ideas, they just keep coming.

So, in three days, look for a new and (I hope) improved website, with a few new features.

The biggest change you’ll notice is the URL: I’m upgrading my WordPress account to have my own domain, so starting on January 26, you can find me at Nice and simple.

Don’t worry — all the old links should still work, and should still get you to If that’s a problem on the 26th, trust that I’ll find out in a hurry and fix it before this coming weekend.

The major new feature I’m considering adding is a page of photo galleries or slideshows. To which end, I’m hoping you can help me out: take the poll below and tell me what you’d most like to see on the site. And yes, you can pick more than one thing.

Also, I’ll need your help deciding how best to present these photos to you:

Any other feedback you have about the site would be great, too. Any pages or features you could live without? Any pages or features or links you wish I’d add? Anything you like in theory but wish I’d do differently/better? Leave me a comment! I’d love to know.

Otherwise, see you at on January 26.

* Both these computers are mine, old and new, but I’m just kidding about the “busted” part — my old Toshiba is still kicking and when I need to write without the temptation of the Internet or video games (a growing problem lately!), I still break out the old familiar laptop. I might just do so this week, in fact.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012

  1. Samuel, I voted ‘Travel photos’ and ‘Other’, but that doesn’t preclude my willingness to see images in the other specified categories. By ‘Other’ I would say any vivid images which come your way. On my own web site and blog I tend to use public domain images awkwardly cropped, for effect, but I’m not suggesting that you do the same, just that you don’t go for a boring ‘travelogue’ style; if you’re going to include pictures from places you have visited, or with literary connections, please don’t include anything we could buy on a postcard. I would rather see unusual images – a discarded child’s doll by the Taj Mahal, a telephone booth by the Pyramids, a torn poster on a wall by the Grand Canal…

    Just sayin’


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