Blog Update: Icons, Reading options, Comment section, Oh My!

Blog Update: Icons, Reading options, Comment section, Oh My! blog maintenance Piotr wrote a post earlier today which inspired me to do some work to the blog.

I've spent the last hour or so adding links to the sidebar for Readability, Instapaper, and Read It Later.   The last 2 took some work becuase they're really not set up for being added to a sidebar widget, but I think it came out well. I also updated the Kindle subscription with an icon so it would blend in better.

The reason it took me so long to add those buttons is that I didn't think anyone would need them. My guess is that anyone who uses those reading services would already have the shortcuts added to their bookmark bar on the browser window. (That's where I have mine.) But I added them today just to see of anyone found them useful.

While I was at it, I also replaced the recent comments widget. It's been broken for a while now, and I've been fiddling with the code and trying to fix it. I threw in the towel today. It took me maybe 5 minutes to find a dozen alternatives, pick one, and install it. trying to fix the broken one was clearly a waste of effort.

P.S. If you look at the picture you might notice the new subscribe buttons on the top row. Those have actually been there for a couple months now.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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