I made several changes on my blog over the weekend. The biggest one is probably the Google Adsense ads on the side bars. Sorry about that, but the ads are not for my regular readers. Most of my traffic comes from search engines and I want to see if I can make money off of these searchers. I plan on using the money to buy giveaway prizes for my regular readers. I’ll keep you updated and let you know if it works.
The other big change is on the home page. I use to always show the entire post on the home page, but now I’m only showing a portion of the post for most entries. I prefer to show the entire post, but I have to reduce the load on the server (especially when there are a lot of graphics in the post). I know it’s annoying. Sorry.
Over the weekend, I also installed a cache plugin. Now when you view a page on my blog, you are served a version that was saved earlier. Normally, the server would query the database and serve you the most updated page. By bypassing the database, the cache plugin reduces the load on the server. Unfortunately, that means you may not always see the most recent comments.
That’s it for now. I’ll see what else I can change to annoy you.