Over the weekend I spent some time cleaning up the code on the site and adding a few enhancements. Overall the look of the site shouldn’t have changed other than some cosmetic details but it should load (at least the content) a bit faster and I have hopefully squashed any lingering bugs between Internet Explorer and Firefox as well as other browsers. If you do notice any odd behavior please let me know so I can check into it.
Aside from the subtle code improvements I have added a few features to the site that may be of interest. First, to the right in the column just to the left of the MyBlogLog widget is a new section for recent comments across the site. It highlights posts that have recently received comments and lists the names of the commentators below it. The names are also color-coded so that newer comments are dark and older comments fade out.
Then just to the right and slightly below that is a new section for the Top Commentators. This section will highlight the users who submit the most comments throughout the month. These stats are updated on the 1st of every month so this is a great time to have your name show up in lights for July.
I hope everyone enjoys the improvements and I’m always open to new ideas and suggestions that would make your experience even better. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you have any suggestions.
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Great suggestion, Steve. I have a couple posts in the hopper that address some generational differences. It has been a while since I have posted something of that nature so I'll move it up in the queue.
Thanks for the ideas and thanks for reading!
re: suggestions, I'd like to see more generational content, i.e. pitting Baby Boom vs. Baby Bust vs. Echo Boom, w.r.t. financial matters. Not outright attacks, but just highlighting the generational differences, engendering a spirit of intergenerational competition. I know it's kind of low brow, but controversy sells (so to speak), at least the anti-Baby Boom stuff sells me. That Me Generation / Consciousness Revolution stuff never fails to rub me the wrong way. ;-)
An example would be (and I know you've posted on this before): level of trust in the Social Security system across the generations.
Generation X sends.