My blog was way over do for a fresh and new look! I thought the launch of my new book would be the perfect time to make a few changes!
In May, 2010. I moved from my old typepad blog to a word press blog that was designed to match the cover colors of my book, The Networked Nonprofit, co-authored with Alison Fine. Today, I’m unveiling a new look featuring the green and blue that is on the cover of my soon be launched next book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” co-authored with KD Paine. The site sports a cleaner design, a new author photo, a responsive web design plugin so the site is readable on mobiles and tablets, and I’ve migrated off Feedburner for my RSS subscription management to FeedBlitz.
For you, my readers, these changes should be seamless and make for a better reading experience, especially for those you with email subscriptions because I will finally be able to put the blog post title in the subject line (yeah!). For those of you who read the blog via an RSS feed, you will receive a forwarding notice resubscribe at the new feed address here. I have to thank Phil Hollows who is founder and CEO of Feedblitz – who responded to my panic call in the middle of the transition. He calmly held my hand through the process!
The big learning for me is to make sure that if you use an RSS service that you point the feed to your domain – that way you can easily move your RSS subscribers without disruption and that way you control your RSS subscribers not the service.
Responsive Web Design
I have been monitoring my mobile traffic numbers for the past few years – and now about 20% of my audience reads my blog through a mobile interface, either tablet or smartphone. I have also gotten many emails from readers complaining that my blog did not look good on this mobile device or that mobile device. So, that’s why I opted to invest in the programming time for responsive design. What that means is that my blog is now smart enough to figure out what type of browser you’re using to read and then serve it up in a format that looks good on your device.
Kudos to Rad Campaign and their team for coming up with a great new look for my blog. They also designed the web site for my book which will launch shortly, so stay tuned.
The Book Is Available for Pre-Order on Amazon!
The book is available for pre-order on Amazon! I hope you will buy a copy! There are many reasons for that! First, it is my sincere hope that the ideas in the book, once in practice will make nonprofits more effective in networking by knowing how to measure their results. I also hope to encourage our sector to talk about learning from failure.
The second reason is personal. Like I did for my first book, my royalties will be donated to the Sharing Foundation to support their education program that helps young Cambodians go to college. The money will help to support Keo Savon, a young Cambodian who is a civil engineering major in her second year at the University and that I have made a commitment to support.
Thank you as always for your continued support! What do you think of the new look?