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About me

Introducing the Diary


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 10 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Photo by Paul Watson, modified under licence
The experiment in mini-posts seems to have worked well, and has received positive feedback from readers whilst being very easy for me to use. I therefore intend to continue with it.

As you may have already noticed, I’ve made some changes to the display of the posts to give them a more permanent identity, as I felt that having a screaming headline format didn’t really work for the mini-posts. For that reason, I’ve renamed them ‘My Diary’, and given them their own special design, which I feel works rather well – and I hope you do too.

Let me know what you think, keep commenting, and help the very discussion to thrive.

This 1,267th post was filed under: Site Updates.

More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 5th March 2018)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th February 2018)

TV I’ve been watching lately (published 9th January 2018)

Back to Uni (published 19th January 2004)

Man freed after Kilroy slurry attack (published 3rd February 2005)

Introducing The Zimmers… (published 25th May 2007)

Photo-a-day 133: Old Eldon Square (published 12th May 2012)

Comments and responses

Comment from Jonathan Rothwell

by Jonathan Rothwell

Comment posted at 10:34 on 1st March 2008.

I suggest making the diary headers a little smaller, and perhaps toning down the background colour – maybe it could be a sort of blue instead of yellow?

I do like the idea of them having their own design though.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 18:07 on 1st March 2008.

I quite like the variation of the yellow – and a couple of people have commented that it brightens things up a bit. It’s supposed to bear a passing resemblance to a physical diary.

That said, clearly, it’s a bit rough around the edges at the moment, and I will get round to tidying it up at some point in the next decade…

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:29 on 9th March 2008.

Hmm, I’ve changed things again now… The yellow didn’t really work, did it? I’ve gone for an edited photo as a background now, which I think adds more of a personal touch. You like?

Comment from Jonathan Rothwell

by Jonathan Rothwell

Comment posted at 22:04 on 9th March 2008.

That is better by an order of magnitude. I like it more now that it’s been toned down a bit and that the headers aren’t as shouty and cheese-tastic as before.

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