I decided to give this blog a new design – this is a prototype and I am still optimizing , but the basic idea is like this:
Modern look, two sidebar columns where both pointers to conversations and syndicated content go, and a header & footer area where admin stuff and additional links (blogrolls!) go.
Overall it’s based on Anton Schevchuk’s constructor theme set, that allows for a lot of customizing and tweaking.
The technology underneath is basically the same as before, the only thing I added was the Google Buzz wordpress plugin that provides the nifty buzz widget in the middle column. That said, it’s placed there, ie. in the “conversation sidebar” for a reason: I find that I engage a lot more in dicusssions on buzz – much more than on Twitter – so this is a place I find worthy mentioning and linking to.
What do you think of the new design?