Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Plaintalker II

Now that Plainfield Plaintalker has more than 2400 posts since June 2005, I am trying to convert to a successor, Plaintalker II.

I have duplicated posts in recent days on both blogs. The main impediment to making the change is my extreme aversion to change itself (being a Taurus and all).

Plaintalker II is also very spare, without all the bells and whistles that Barbara Todd Kerr created for it in 2005. I am interested to know what readers think about the new format, so feel free to comment. I can never replicate all the work Barbara did on the original, so the main focus is on content, not format.

Please take a look and let me know your opinions.



Blogger olddoc said...

Bernice, what are the bells and whistles that make this blog hard to work with? I like the clock but that could go, as could the weather and moon phases.If I have missed other bells like links to other blogs please advise. Otherwise if it ain't broke don"t fix.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Barbara customized the colors and added some other widgets and she knew HTML, which I don't.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Dottie Gutenkauf said...

Bernice, I'm with Doc--Plaintalker doesn't need "fixing" and I hope you don't change it. I like it just the way it is (and I don't need to add another item to my "favorites" list).

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems the new one is too basic.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm with Olddoc, what's the point? Besides, I like the color of the Plaintalker (old original flavor). And the clock and the moon. Beyond that there's not much else junking up the old gal. What's the problem with it? Number II looks like a thousand other standard blogs - dirty white background. Blah.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Well, the other thing (which made me think of changing in the first place) was that over the past five years Blogger has offered new options that don't work with the old template. Instead of "template," newer bloggers have "layout," which is easier to use. I can jazz up the layout of Plaintalker II myself, but if I need someone to help me I would have to give them my Google password, which also goes with my e-mail. Aargh! It's a dilemma!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'll send you a separate message about the blog. If I can assist in any way to make things easier for you, you know I will.


4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernice, as long as you keep letting us know what is going on that is all that matters.

Both sites are marvelous!

3:34 PM  

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