The Friday Gathering for 12/21/2007

By glblguy

Stockings
Photo by: My Wife

I am really enjoying my vacation from my “real job”. I’m getting some time with my family and my kids and gaining additional appreciation for what my wife does and deals with while I’m at work. The real fun starts today at 3:00 when the kids come home and start their Christmas vacation.

I’ve also had some time knocking out a few items on the ever growing to-do list for Gather Little by Little. Some various changes I’ve made in the past few days you may notice are:

  • Made the main page show full articles instead of “teasers”. This will allow you to read whole articles from the main page, rather than having to click through.
  • I cleaned up the area below the main article content and removed an amazon ad I had there. I just felt it looked too cluttered…I can’t stand clutter
  • Changed from using the ShareThis plugin to the AddThis plugin as it seems a little faster. These plugins allow you to submit my articles to various social networking sites such as StumbleUpon (to which I am highly addicted), Digg, Reddit, etc. AddThis is the little oval icon you’ll see that says “Share” at the bottom of each of my articles. I’ll write more about StumbleUpon after the first of the year, but check out plonkee’s article about it until then. You can find links to all of the social networks sites I’m a member of at the bottom of my about page.
  • I fixed an annoying issue with my comments that caused them to not format correctly. Was able to fix that as well. Becoming quite the CSS guru here lately.

New M-Network Member

One other big announcement this week is the addition of a new blog to the M-Network, Cash Money Life. Welcome to our network Patrick. We’re really glad to have you.

Carnivals this week

I participated in 5 different carnivals this week:

Thanks to all of the hosts that included my posts for doing such and excellent job!

Here are my favorite personal finance article picks for the week:


9 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday Gathering for 12/21/2007”

  1. Lynnae @ beingfrugal.net Says:

    Thanks for the link!

  2. Millionaire Money Habits Says:

    The full text on the main page is a nice change. Looks good!

  3. glblguy Says:

    MMH – Thank you, that’s great feedback to hear.

  4. Mrs. Micah Says:

    Have fun with your kids! :)

  5. My Dollar Plan Says:

    Quite a list! You have been busy. Thanks for including me.

  6. glblguy Says:

    @Lynnae – You’re welcome

    @Mrs. Michah – I’ll try, they are so excited I’m not sure I’ll survive :-)

    @MDP – You’re welcome!

  7. ChristianPF Says:

    Gibble – I like the full text on the front page – nice move!!

  8. The Little Dough Girl Says:

    Thanks for the list of articles! I’m always looking for some new reads! Great blog you have too!

  9. glblguy Says:

    ChristianPF – Thanks!

    Little Dough Girl – You’re welcome and thank you for your kind comment.

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