Friday, 8 January 2010
New look, same old dogmatic Marxism and ranty activist stuff
Eagle-eyed regular readers will hopefully notice this blog has been given a full spectrum design makeover. I like to think it's an improvement. You may or may not agree, but tough luck if you don't - I've changed it now and, frankly, I'm not faffing around with it anymore!
I'll use this occasion as an opportunity to draw attention to a few features of the blog. Near the top are ways of following luna17 and getting regular updates, through Google Connect, Twitter, Facebook and content feeds. The Facebook page passed the 100 fans threshold last week, while Twitter has just reached 200. As I remarked on Twitter the other day, this leaves me a mere 1.2 million followers short of Stephen Fry, so I should be able to catch up soon enough...
The blog roll is set up so the most recently updated are near the top: it's therefore useful for checking out fresh material on other left-wing blogs. There are also links to various articles and videos that I think are particularly good - please check a few of them out.
This might also be a good time to mention my comments policy, which is basically: nothing abusive, personal or libellous. I moderate comments before publishing - which I introduced after getting some fascist drivel when I blogged about last August's anti-BNP demo in Codnor - and have been known to block comments. I am, however, happy to publish anything as long as it doesn't contravene those principles and isn't racist rubbish.
Finally, a request for feedback. I've just had a query about the new strapline: 'Another world is not only on her way... on a quiet day I can hear her breathing'. Is it, poses the query, reinforcing a patronising and vaguely sexist notion of the earth and nature as female (Mother Earth and all that)? I'm not sure - is it? I'm giving it a week until I decide whether to keep that quote or choose a different one (incidentally, it's from Arundhati Roy - the quote, I mean, not the query).