My sidebar sucks, and I know not what to do about it

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:25 PM By Simon

So, before I jest uselessly about Foul Play, Bunny Lake is Missing, and Being There (gathering my thoughts...), I need to solve this dilemma once and for all.

So, gentle readers, if you'd take the time to tell me how, exactly, I may improve that lengthy sidebar over there without actually changing the template (because that is too strenuous and the more time I may spend scrolling through my Dashboard, watching old SNL episodes on Netflix, and drinking Dr. Pepper, the better), I'd be most grateful, and, I don't know, review a movie you like especially.

So, uh...carry on.


Univarn said...

My recommendations (in order of importance):

- Move the search bar up top (impossible to find between all those images) making it useless
- Limit Blogroll to let's say just the fifteen most recent. I know you want to highlight them all but between comments, blogroll, followers, and images I think they're well covered.
- Do you really need the Translator? *shrug*
- Remove expired polls, they're so far down there only the dedicated few will find them and only once.
- Now, if I was you, I'd drop the "I" section and create an 'About' Page (blogger can put in the horizontal toolbar for you so no need for work on your part). I would also do the same thing for your 'Ting' category.

Well, hope that helps. If not, look on the bright side and remember you get to ignore this comment :)

December 28, 2010 at 8:57 PM
danielle said...

December 28, 2010 at 11:53 PM
"Yojimbo_5" said...

I think I'd toss the "Archival" because, unless you're here for one specific article, the avenue to excellence is laid out before you (or add one of those article sections that Blogger now offers-limits the number and provides easy clickability). Lose the old Blogathon announcements. I miss Teddy's prominence (but don't we all?) More of me on the blogroll. More you, generally.

December 29, 2010 at 8:15 AM
Castor said...

Way too much stuff in your sidebar Ripley ;) Remove the polls since you are obviously not using those anymore (have one up at a time). The blogroll is way too long. Remove the Archives.

December 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM
SugaryCynic said...

That Pacman poll has been there for the internet equivalent of a billion years. And even though I love how the blogroll includes everyone, I suppose it does need to be cut down. Also, everybody loves the Tedster, but I'd put him on the top banner maybe instead, it frees up space. And ditch all the old blogathons!

Otherwise I love you just the way you are :D

December 29, 2010 at 8:14 PM
Simon said...

Most helpful, all involved.

Old polls are there more for nostalgia/storage than anything.

I have nothing to say of myself, and besides, I got these guys on my tail.

But, Yojimbo, I could've sworn you were on there!

Teddy stays. Pacman stays.

December 29, 2010 at 8:54 PM