We officially launched this site on Mar 4th, 2012. In honor of our upcoming birthday, I have made several improvements, and would like to take a minute to spell them out for you.
Immediately, you will notice a difference in our top menu. We no longer have individual pages for the authors. Instead, each contributor receives a bio on our single Author’s page. Here, you can find their contact information, leave comments, view their Gravatars and follow what they’re working on.
Next, we have a page dedicated to recruitment of new contributors – either as guest authors or as regulars. Eventually, that page will be automated. You will be able to view the page, type in a post right there, and it will automatically submit it. Further, there will be an automated script that will allow you to sign up as a contributor, without going through the WordPress rigamarole.
Best of all, we now have an active Calendar page, listing important events – either in RL or virtual – that you can attend. This page is an embedded PDF. Like all our embeds, you can zoom it in for easier reading, or go see it in full size by clicking the link. This is an active page, and will be constantly updated as I receive more events. It will show 2 months at time.
If you are planning an event that you feel would be of interest to our audience, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the pertinent details as well as a live link to the page or invitation. FaceBook events can be included. I will be only too glad to publish it on our Calendar page.
I have been skulking around the Internet since the bulletin board days, and my goal with DeafInPrison.com has long been one of active content. I know you want more than just text and pictures. Unfortunately, WordPress isn’t too hip to that stuff. But here at the massive DeafInPrison.com Plaza, we have a saying. “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” (My apologies to cats, everywhere.) I have been working tirelessly to bring you the latest in Web 2.0 technology, and will continue to do so.
While you’re looking at all the changes taking place, please notice our sidebars. I have removed all the “milestone” widgets. We’re a year old now, and we have had over 30,000 views. I felt that valuable real estate could be better used by bringing you more information – and again – more active content. Look for more RSS feeds from the plethora of great sites we associate with, and eventually, some truly powerful and interactive additions. The sidebars are a source of pride for me. I want them to be a valuable resource for our many followers and fans.
I hope you can make use of these changes as you visit our site. Please feel free to comment on any of them, and suggest others that you would like to see. While I know that DeafInPrison.com is the Internet’s coolest Blog site, I also know that it can always be cooler still.
BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.
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- International Symposium on Criminal Justice and the Deaf (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- My Trip and the Latest on Felix’s Case (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Let the Taser do the Talking, Or… (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Your Money or Your Life (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
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