I decided to take the weekend off from writing on the website. It took everything in me not to post, but I really had to get caught up on the administrative tasks of running this website. I believe I accomplished this without anyone noticing and that’s a good thing. What I did though is use Ryan’s Facebook Fan Page for some timely updates.
Speaking of his Fan Page, I made it a great deal more interactive.
The main upgrade was in adding “tabs”. These are really nothing more than sub-pages. This allows you to stay within Facebook while having access to other content about Ryan. For example (if you have a Pinterest account), you can view Ryan’s Pinterest boards without even leaving Facebook. I tried to make it as easy as possible. Think about it… a person can sign the Anti-Parole Petition without being redirected to the website. It is imported into Facebook for you!
Sure, I’m (really, really) proud of myself for figuring this out; considering how annoying Facebook is. Moreover, I’m even prouder that it should work well for you. It’s a damned nice enhancement and I hope, in return, it engages more readers. Now that I have the hang of it, I’ll tweak it to make it even better for you.
I doubt you notice how hard I try (and usually succeed) at making things — like Facebook and this website — easy and intuitive. In fact, in some ways I hope you don’t notice because that means I’m doing right by you. There’s no denying that “content is king” but layout and flow are not to ignored. Still, no matter how confusing and complicated it is for me I always aim to make it a breeze for you.
This is why I pay attention to what you say. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I made adjustments/improvements based on a reader’s comment. I watch these closely. In fact, this is where I often discover an issue with the site’s performance.
This website is about Ryan, but it’s for you (and me, to be honest). Please don’t ever hesitate to share you opinions no matter how harsh. I don’t mind, usually, being told where I could do better. Like I say, you can’t offend me… I’m married!