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About me

Introducing the Diary


Warning: This post was published more than 9 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my 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 have changed in the 9 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

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 10th July 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 2nd June 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 7th May 2017)

Photo-a-day 21: Fog on the Thames (published 21st January 2014)

Domain Names (published 30th June 2003)

Instant Opinion: 79p Offer (published 11th March 2008)

Wilby on the Mail (published 11th July 2005)

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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