Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Those of you who read this blog here, at it's own site rather than on a RSS feed like my wife, may have noticed that I've been tinkering a bit with the layout and features.

Nothing earth-shattering, but for a while I had neat little Amazon widgets over on the sidebar with direct links to some of my books, and a link to my Amazon Wish List. Well, after a short trial run, they're gone. Aside from the utter shamelessness of the Wish List's presence on my blog, the links to Amazon seemed to really slow down the loading of the page, and for me, anyway, seemed to cause my browser to lock up sometimes. Besides, I already have text links to Amazon in the "Buy My Books" section over there, so the widgets seemed to be overkill.

Today I added a couple of new widgets, though. I think these will be helpful to you guys, especially if you have any interest in what I may be posting over in my Guns In The Gutters or Planet X Production Blog. These widgets display the headlines of my most recent posts to those blogs, so you can quickly see from right here when I've updated them and whether the new post is of any interest to you.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll be tinkering with this site off and on indefinitely, but I wanted to mention these new features and get your feedback on them, if you've got any.


The Evil DM said...

I just found your Blog today. Very nice. I have the Amazon stuff on my blog as well, I've made a whopping .34 cents with it. I didnt experience the slow loading but if my readers do then maybe I'll just toss it as well. I linked to your Blog for my "Pulp Thursday" report-I hope you don't mind.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hum, man sometimes widgets freak me out. I'm a luddite.

Christopher Mills said...

Evil DM – Welcome to my worlds. Enjoy your stay, and link away! Stop by again anytime.

Charles – I hear you! Despite my current daliance with widgetdom, I'm pretty much a caveman. I don't own a cell phone, PDA, iPod or laptop - hell, my computer is nearly ten years old and about three operating systems behind the curve.

Luddites unite!

bish8 said...


I like the widgets for your other blogs. I'll often run through all of them to see what's new, but I do like the convenience of the widget -- especially if something catches my eye like the great Paul Gulacy art!