This post is about this blog's layout. Skip it if you are not interested.
As you may have noticed I recently iterated on the layout of the blog. A lot of people use my blogroll to find the newest posts in the blogosphere. Consequently, I put it top right, where it is easy to access. Unless you expand it, it shows only the ten most recent posts. The other feature I emphazise a bit more are recent comments. Often comments are being made at old or even very old posts. This allows you to jump into these dicussions. The blog archive is below. Since I started to write a 'prelude' for every post, it is not as important as it once was.
Finally, I added three possible reactions to each post. I have no idea whether this is actually going to work and whether it is going to be abused. As with all features of blogger.com, you don't actually write the code yourself, so you have to hope that it works in some reasonable way. The three possible reactions are
The amount of 'funny' posts I write is traditionally low, but it happens. Most posts I would hope are 'interesting'. That's the equivalent of 'I like it'. If you disagree completely or worse, you can vote 'what?'
Let's see how this works out.
The reactions system was incredibly easy to manipulate. In fact, it was very easy to manipulate without even wanting to manipulate it. I've switched to the classic Google +1.