Changes At MetsToday
If you have been visiting MetsToday for a while, then yesterday’s changes may have caught you a bit by surprise.
Most noticeably, you may have tried to comment and failed — I can assure you that was not the intention, and I thank “isuzudude” for contacting me directly about the issue.
Today — and hopefully from now on — the comments should be working. You may also notice that they are back to the “old” system. After experimenting with IntenseDebate, I found it OK, not great, but more importantly, it — for one reason or another — completely alienated and/or frustrated many of our most loyal and prolific commenters. That alone was enough to revert back to the old ways; my apologies for the confusion.
Beyond the comments drama, I have applied a minor facelift to the design and layout. The previous design was nice, but the blog outgrew it. This is no longer a one-man blog — it now has 5 contributors, with a 6th making an appearance shortly. The reason I expanded the staff was twofold; first, to provide more frequent content while holding down a new full-time job (until this January, I had more flexible hours to blog while working as a contractor). Second, I like being able to provide multiple perspectives to you. I may be opinionated, but I’m not egotistical — I’m more than happy to share the soap box, and enjoy reading both the “other” content as well as the reactions in the comments section.
So the new design and layout was chosen to help make clear who is doing the writing, and also to help you navigate to more of the content you want to see. Hopefully that goal has been attained.
As always, I’m eager to hear your feedback, and welcome your suggestions for improving your experience here. Submit your ideas in the comments section or email me directly through the contact form.
Finally, I recognize that there are dozens (hundreds?) of Mets blogs you can visit, and I sincerely appreciate your choice to spend a few minutes here.