The New & (Hopefully) Improved

February 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials

Not too much to say, except use your eyes, ears and mouse clicks but since announcing a blog and hosting transfer nine days ago it has been all hands to the pump (well, outside the daylight TR hours) to produce what you see in front of you.

In With The New

In With The New

Early MySQL issues seem to have been fixed and it has been quite a transition from the original – a basic WordPress blog – which itself only launched in early January. A huge amount of credit must go to my great friend Lars-Göran Nilsson, formerly my colleague at TrustedReviews and author of Without his tireless contributions this simply wouldn’t be here.

As for stats, traffic has been good (321.05% up on the Google Analytics’ benchmarking targets) and it seems I’ve been keeping your attention so far with the average visitor time spent on the new site 7 mins 8 seconds, a nice 909.81% up on benchmarking.

Benchmarking, shmenchmarking however we live to different blog standards here *cough* for a higher, more demanding class of reader *choke/collapse*. So please have a flick around, test out some of the new widgets and subscription options, type some comments and I’ll do my best to answer every single one of them.

Keep telling me what I’m doing wrong (I’ll attempt to do less of it) and hopefully a smidgen of what I’m doing right (I’ll do… you got it – see you are a higher class of reader!).

Always more work than you think…

February 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials

So, we’ve moved the blog to a new host, which had some MySQL problems around about the time when we got everything up and running. This seems to have been fixed by now, although there’s still a lot more tweaking of the new template that needs to be done. Don’t be afraid of getting in touch if you see something that’s wonky or if there’s something that doesn’t work as it should. I’m doing my best to help Gordon set this up, but I’m not an expert at WordPress and even less so at editing PHP code, so it might take a little while before everything is up and running as it ought to. Hopefully you like the new design, it’s Gordon’s choice, so let him know what you think 😀

We’ve also implemented an anti spam feature for the comments, sorry about that, but it saves a lot of time and hassle, as there are sad people that go around and try to post spam on people’s blogs.

Impending Blog Chaos/Hosting Transfer…

February 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials might only be 5 weeks old, but it has received a lot of feedback, some excellent comments and some rather decent traffic (proportionately speaking) so the time has already come from some proper hosting.


Up up and... away?!

The site will be moving from WordPress across to Fat Cow hosting over the next 24 hours and while the content should all be here it may go back to looking like a dog’s dinner for a short spell.I’ll fix it don’t worry, that’s my job!

Stay tuned…

NB – Should everything go balls up, the old blog will be available at during the transitionary stage.