No, this one’s not about more online nastiness, although there’s plenty more where THAT came from - like here, another round of AP unkindness. Some of the comments on this post were really hard to read, really hard. They also triggered some more searching around the internet into established "Christian adoption movement" activities, and what I found makes me sadder still. But that's all for another post.
No, this one is about doing a little blog maintenance.
First and foremost, if you have taken the time to click that FOLLOW button in the sidebar, THANK YOU. I haven’t been very good at returning the favor (* hangs head in shame *) so I went through the list and have followed all of you I wasn’t following before, presuming you have a non-commercial blog. If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know – email’s up there on the right or leave a comment. And I'm going to try to keep up better.
I also added this blog to Networked Blogs in Facebook, since it seems that a lot of folks are using that. If you’re there or you use Networked Blogs, you can follow there, too, or here in the sidebar. Please be sure to let me know if you have a blog listed so I can do the same. I think I've found all my Facebook friends' blogs, but if I missed yours, please give me a heads up.
Finally, I did some template maintenance recently. The person who designed it is no longer online, so I’ve had to undertake the maintenance myself. It was designed using something called faux columns, which can be very cool if you have a way to host the long image you need to use as your background. I learned recently that many of the sites that host them for free are blocked by corporate networks. And let me tell you, the template looks plenty weird without that file.
So I spent an evening last week finally delving into the CSS I needed to do away with that long file, and what you’re looking at is the result. The only thing I had to lose was the dimensional gray borders down the middle – Firefox doesn’t handle the CSS versions well, so I’m settling for a simpler border. I may play more later, but I think it’s OK. Let me know if anything is out of whack.