- I added a new search tool, just above my monthly archives, Google powered to look through my site (and even my writing at BMG and DailyKos). Having more than one way to search through this site is a definite plus, as different search systems tend to yield different results.
- I added a link to join BlogLeft Mass - the progressive netroots organization in Massachusetts. It's under "About Me." Click it and join!
- New links to Protect Dogs.org, the Mass Trans Political Coalition, the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Gladys Kravitz (the anti-casino, Middleboro blogger extraordinaire), and Sabutai's blog. If I haven't linked to your blog and you think I should, send me an email.
- I got rid of a few ineffective ads, trying out some new ones (including a Youtube one that looks fun but useless).
- A note about ads (since it's always a touchy subject): Despite the fact that I have ads, I actually lose money on this site. Typically, over the course of a year, I may accrue upwards of $100 from ads... which doesn't go anywhere near covering all the events and forums I attend, mainly to write about them on this blog. So don't be afraid to click if there's a blog you particularly like, because clicking is the only way they actually yield anything.
- Lastly - any suggestions? Eventually, I want to completely overhaul Ryan's Take, get my own domain and hosting, but I'm not quite ready for that yet. For now, I'm sticking with blogspot.com, but if there's any neat tools readers are demanding nowadays, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
A few updates to the site: