Thursday, August 15, 2013

Make FindingOptimal, Optimal!

Improvement Ideas?

I've been publishing on FindingOptimal for about a month now, with 15 (not including this) published posts. This my first try at blogging, so thank you for bearing with me. The goal has to make a useful, fun, easy to read blog with real strategies for improvement.

I'm looking for your help with any suggested changes to the formatting, layout and content on the blog.

While the initial template I used was a good start, there are a few things I don't like about it and how some things are formatted. My ideas are below, but I'd love to hear from you.

1. Include a "popular in last month" as well as "popular all time" list of posts in side panel
2. Consider font colour changes for visited links
3. Add in an icon in the contacts section for following me on twitter, facebook, or email.
4. Consider changing the main section of the page, since the sidebars are so long, but the main section of the blog is very short.

Now that there is a start at some content, the top navigation bar that has "about" and "home" could use some more items on it. The tags and labels also need reviewing, to see about re-categorizing some posts.

Again, any constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

David G. McKenna


  1. An interesting request.

    I will have to ponder how best to do this but an idea is already coming to mind. Stay tuned for an upcoming article on "organizing", which is a great chance for people to email in their organized setup. The "best" setup (as chosen by me) could win something.

    Or were you thinking something else?