Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ooooo... Shiny!!

I thought I'd take my lazy Sunday (despite the fact that I have no intention of this week's Sunday to be lazy) and clue you into some new (shiny) things going on with the blog.


Before I do that though, 
I want to let all my new blog friends 
and remind the "old" 
that unless you'd prefer not to, 
please send me your email address if I don't already have it.  
99% of the time I reply via email 
instead of blog comments 
and I feel bad if I really want to respond, but don't have your address.

Thanks!!

Now onto shiny new things!!

First, on my home page (and everywhere else for that matter), you may notice that I have a new icon next to the URL; it's called a "favicon."  Thanks to Dion @ Favicon Fixer, he hooked me up with a custom Favicon.  Now, I admit that I changed the icon that Dion sent me, but he was the one that hooked me up with the info on how to do it.  So if you'd like a free favicon - who wouldn't?, it makes your page look THAT much more professional - head over to Dion's site and let him work his magic.  Check him out HERE

Second, moving on down the page, I added a couple new pages; "My Reviews" and "Injuries"

The "My Reviews" page HERE links to all the reviews I have posted in the past as well as lists the reviews that I am currently working on and plan to put out in the future.  As I've mentioned, I have a review of the Blackburn Trakstand Mag 3 Trainer and the Sigvaris Athletic Performance Socks, but I've also listed the book Born to Run, the UTag I.C.E. bracelet, and Road ID. 

The "Injuries" page HERE links to all of my discussions about various injuries.  Both of these pages were created simply to make searching my blog a bit easier (for both you and me). 

Third, you may notice at the top of the sidebar that I have three new colorful buttons.  Before I tell you what they are, let me just say that these... were... FUN to make!  I used to do a lot of HTML coding for myspace accounts back in college and I forgot how much I love doing it.  Ok, that's all I wanted to say!

The beautiful blue one links to my Facebook fan page (which is also new).  Feel free to "like" me on FB in order to follow my daily shenanigans more closely.  The overly orange one links to my DailyMile page.  Feel free to friend me there; that will certainly keep you up to date on my specific training.  The glowingly green button is a link to sending me a direct email at becominganironman@hotmail.com. 


Questions
1.  Do you have any other suggestions for the page? 
I've got some other things I'm working on, but I'm always open to thoughts and criticisms!

2. How has your weekend been?
Super relaxing or incredibly busy?


P.S.  I can't wait to see who's going to put me "over the hill" for number 50!!
EDIT:  Special thanks to Shelby @ Post Script for quickly solving that mystery for me!  haha  Welcome aboard.  And let me just say, she did it with STYLE.  Check out the image in her blog's header HERE.  Now that's what I call S-E-X-Y!!

Stay fit.  Stay healthy. 

4 comments:

Coy Martinez said...

You've got some cool stuff going on! I want a Liberty Bell Favicon!

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

fancy schmancy! I liked you on fb and added you on dailymile :) My weekend was pretty relaxing overall, but went by tooooo fast!

danny said...

If you're a scientist, then when you get done with Born to Run I would pick up Why We Run.

You already know about it, because you've been reading much from it on my blog. It is a lot more academic and gets away from the self-promotion, colloquialisms, and junk science.

It actually has a number of references for each chapter. Its really just one man's attempt to put together his passion for running and his biology background. Very good read - even though the first 50 pages was a little hard to focus.

Richelle said...

I laughed when I read the title of this post because my fiance says that phrase a LOT. He has ADD. I also tease him by saying it in a slightly mocking tone, too. :)

I like all the extra bells and whistles you've got going on with your blog. Very cool! I'm hoping after I get married, I'll have more time to "pimp" my blog, so to speak.