I’ve been waiting for WordPress to come out with a new theme to change the look of rogueclassicism a bit; hope you like it (or at least can get used to it). Along with the cosmetic changes you will notice (maybe) that most of the widgets from the sidebar and bottom of the page have disappeared. The reason for this is because I honestly don’t think the content there was getting noticed (I certainly don’t pay attention to sidebars when I visit other blogs; there are also a pile of folks coming to this blog directly via Facebook or Twitter who never even were exposed to same). As such, most (if not all) of those items will be returning as ‘main posts’, to supplement the Circumundique feature which also was a sidebar item (and kind of redundant).
Another important reason, however, that I am incoporating all those feeds and the like back into the main page — besides the increased visibility — is to get much of that content seen by search engines and, more importantly, to have that content on the actual page when you do find it via a search engine. One of the weaknesses of feeds in sidebars and the like (and blogrolls in general) is that a search engine might take a snapshot of a page on a particular date with whatever keyword/blog you’re looking for, and when you get to the page, time has passed and the word ain’t there no more! I’m sure many of you have found this phenomenon as (frequently) frustrating as I have.
In any event, I hope you like the changes and find them useful. You might also notice that I’m going to put an asterisk in front of the title of each post … this is solely to make the ‘Recent Posts’ thing that survives in the sidebar a bit more navigable visually.