I was a bit late in getting a post out today, but there’s a good reason. I actually did several tweaks to the website that should (and seem to) help the speed of the website. It’s most noticeable on the home page (improved load time), but you might notice it on other pages as well. The good news is that I didn’t bring the site down this time! You know, like I did over the weekend. That was a mess because I made so many changes that I didn’t have a clue about which one was the cause.
One neat trick I actually implemented yesterday is that anyone who comments on an article link on Ryan’s Facebook Fan page will see the remark also posted on the blog. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work the other way (blog-to-Facebook) because I don’t require people to register and log in to the website. I might give people the option to voluntarily sign-up, but that’s for another day. It would also offer the benefit of allowing for restricted areas by people I approve. Wow, what power…
As you know, I’m not inclined to restrict the website wholesale. Sure, people
might sometimes offend me or say something that I just have to let roll off, but I like the freedom of anyone being able discover Ryan and his story. Screw the haters! In many ways they help drive readership. Beyond this, it gives everyone a peek into the level of scum we are dealing with. I would suggest they get their own blog, but that was tried and failed… miserably. What losers (at the risk of offending losers).