Sunday, January 25, 2009

A New Look

I've decided to mix things up here at Mr. B-G's English Blog. After stumbling across what just might be the most helpful Blogger site out there, Blogger Buster, and perusing its beautiful link list of blog templates, I made the decision to make a switch.

A word of warning to any of you newer bloggers considering a switch: Most - if not all - of your widgets will be lost, and chances are the things you liked about your old blog won't necessarily reproduce themselves in your new blog. However, if you keep searching for the right template, it's likely you'll eventually find more things that you DO like with a new look that will make a switch worthwhile.

I suppose I grew tired of my bland background. I wanted something a bit more graphically appealing, yet still visually simple and easy to read. This template, called Zen, seemed to satisfy both of those requirements.


ms-teacher said...

I think it looks really good! Change is usually a good thing.

Mr. B-G said...

Thanks Ms. Teacher. I agree - so long as the change is for the better!

T-Dawg said...

Looks good, Mr. B-G. I'm glad you left your cool avatar up. Do your students read your blog?

Mr. B-G said...

Thanks T-Dawg. Well, my blog is certainly not assigned reading, but yes, I do think there are a handful that read it. Others simply give it a cursory glance as they use it as a homepage to find each others' blogs on my student blog exemplar page.

A few students have left me comments in the past.

What's the over/under on a snow day tomorrow?

Ms. George said...

I like this look. I'm in need of a change myself, but you are right about the transfer of your 'things'. I'm hoping for some snow myself. My physical children will have one more likely, while I slog my way in to school.

Mr. B-G said...

Hi Ms. George,

Thanks for stopping by. It was hard to let my old layout go, as I suppose one becomes accustomed to what's known and comfortable.

The storm will likely hit you before it hits me out here in Western Massachusetts. Regardless of the outcome, have a good Wednesday!

KStar said...

Love the new look! Looking forward to another year of posts :-)

Mr. B-G said...

Thanks KStar. Good to have you onboard the SS B-G. I'll do my best to live up to your expectations!

I also got married recently - last June, actually. Bought my first house too. Kids, if we have any, are still a few years away.

Are you in graduate school? I lived in Plymouth for two years, where I earned an M.Ed. in English Education from Plymouth State University. I enjoyed my time there, but I don't miss freezing my behind off in January. Those -20 degree days were tough!