Friday, November 12, 2010

November changes

So it's November again, and it's another November that I've found myself entirely too busy with my life (outside the DC community) to participate in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) -- November is National Blog Posting Month, where bloggers around the world attempt to blog once a day for 30 days.  However, in the spirit of the month I've decided to reinvent Cryokid with some major updates to a variety of sections.

A New Look!
Obviously the most noticeable change you can't help but notice!  Yes, I've designed a new template for Cryokid, feeling I'd outgrown the ultra-bold color scheme I originally designed back in 2008 when HTML was less advanced.  A play on "cryo", I went with an ice cube pattern...yet after my post last week, I do hope no one finds this offensive!  I find it sardonically funny, but some say I have a twisted sense of humor :o)

I've also added a newer feature to be fully implemented into blogger, and that is static pages.  You'll see at the top of my blog, there are tabs listing several pages.  Right now I am busy working on the DNA can check out what I've done so far here.

I am interested in hearing about what you, the readers, would want me to put up on these pages.  Are there topics or old posts that you want to have easily accessible and long-term?  

Newspaper Articles
I also moved the newspaper article links that used to reside midway down in the right column to their own page.  As you can see, they are in dire need of updating, but it's a matter of going back through my emails and locating all the articles that  have been published in the past two years!  This is not a top priority, as I've realized that the old drop-down menus were rarely used anyways, and the recent articles are easily found on Google.

Old Donor Lists
I have also added a considerable number of old donor lists, but would greatly appreciate any others that people may have!  What I am looking for are a scanned copy of old donor lists that the clinic/sperm bank/doctor provided for you (recipient moms) to choose a donor from.  This is a great resource for offspring and parents who were not given donor numbers and/or records were destroyed.  I am in dire need of pre-1990 donor lists, so if anyone has lists from sperm banks or clinics from the 1970s and 1980s especially, please email me!

And more!!!
I'm hoping to continue making changes to the look and feel of the blog, but don't worry I will still be the honest outspoken advice-giving activist that you love!!

I'm going to be laying out some major topics I want to tackle in 2011, so if there is something I have not touched on, or you want me to reiterate, let me know!


The Declassified Adoptee said...

I think your blog looks great! :-)

Lindsay said...

Thanks Amanda!!

Caity said...

I love the new look Lindsay! :)