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In recent days I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot. I really want to clean enderra.com up a little. I’ve identified three issues that I think I need to handle:

  1. Layout is too messy
  2. Worlds section needs cleanup
  3. Topics covered

I think layout and the world section are fairly straight forward, but let me explain #3 a little.

Enderra.com was originally just a small site about my RPG stuff. I eventually extended it and, in ’08, made it into my main worldbuilding site. I think that move was okay, but now that I am beginning to actually have some settings that I can cover in greater detail, I wonder if one general blog is such a good idea.

Instead, I imagine one generic worldbuilding-and-sundries blog and then one blog per setting. At first, that would be a blog about the science fiction setting.

Alternatively, it may make sense to keep all blog posts here – since they are usually about design as much as they are about what is actually being designed – and then just have a dedicated and more static site for each setting, which could also link back here for posts that cover the setting.

What would you guys prefer? I’d really like your feedback – after all, this blog is for you as much as it is for myself.

I wasn’t really happy with Elbee-Elgee. It’s a nice theme, but the actual text layout was just messed up – and far too much effort to fix. So I’ve switched to yet another theme, twenty-eleven. I discovered that it had a “showcase” subtheme, if you will, which seems useful as a blog/start page.

  • It lists all Asides in the sidebar
  • Only shows one full article, plus several links for recent posts
  • I’ve moved recent commetns and twitter links to the bottom of the page

I kinda think this is good because it’s less of a “wall of text”. On the other hand, separating out the asides may be a bit confusing… Let me know what you guys think!

It seems the facebook “Username” Enderra.com was taken (Hmm, how’s that possible if I own enderra.com?) so I picked the Facebook Username EnderraBlog. Next step… fix the RSS import. If you are so inclined I’d still appreciate a Like đŸ™‚

Weee. Since I installed WordPress Stats in late June 2011, I got a total of 20,811 page views. Let’s take that as breaching the 20k milestone – Neat! – Thank you all for visiting!

I had to remove the IntenseDebate plugin, as you may have noticed. The reason is that the plugin’s JavaScript code obviously poisoned my keywords, according to Google Webmaster Tools. Too bad, really, since I liked the plugin. I’ll have to find something that’s a bit more traditional, that is, integrates with WordPress instead of sitting on top of it in JavaScript. If anybody has any recommendations, let me know..!

Reorganized World Building Links

I’ve split up the world building resources page into several sub-pages; the main page just got too big and unwieldy.

If you have any additional links that could be of interest, please let me know – I’d love to hear about sites you find useful, and I will add anything that is of general utility to this collection.

The new sub pages are:

Enjoy!