As promised, the blog has gone through an extensive redesign courtesy of web designer Sean Slinsky, and I hope you enjoy the new look. If you’re reading this in an RSS reader or via e-mail, please click through and check it out!
And for the first time ever a brand new feature on the blog…………… discussion forums!
I’ve divided the forums into four categories: All Things Writing, All Things Books, All Things Publishing, and of course All Things Procrastination. But what happens in there is totally up to you. Want some feedback on your query? Want to expound on your personal publishing philosophy? Want to argue about who wins between bears vs. monkeys? Totally up to you.
The forums are also now the default place to go to ask me questions I haven’t addressed on the blog. And if you have any other questions about the publishing process, your experienced peers will be there to help you out.
If you’ve never participated on Internet forums before, don’t be shy! They’re really easy to join and you’ll get the hang of it in no time.
Thanks again to Sean for a fantastic job on the design, and I’ll see you in the forums.
It is the dawn of a new era. Before NB's blog facelift/After NB's blog facelift.
Let the Revolution (or Wild Rumpus?) start!
Great design. Love the typewriter.
BTW, did you know that advertisers' use orange because it's supposed to stimulate the appetite?
I'm hungry for more already.
Kathy Collier says
Awesome!!! Can I borrow Sean Slinsky? That is my Christmas Wish. Merry Christmas.
Kathy Collier says
Awesome!!! Can I borrow Sean Slinsky? This is my Christmas Wish. Merry Christmas.
Worth clicking through the reader to look at. Very nice new look.
And I am wowed by your busyness. You invite people to ask you questions in emails or in the comment sections. You write quite enough material to help answer those questions and get asked tons more questions which you seem to answer most of them. And of course, your post about a bazillion queries in your email inbox and all the other stuff you must do for your job, and then you add forums that you are going to be monitoring and responding to as well?
Just for the record, I think you're insane. A good, generous, insane, but insane.
I hope the people who use up your time appreciate you.
Oh wow! The forums or awesome!!! Thanks so much!!!
Other Lisa says
Oh, man…forums? Another procrastination opportunity for me?
Er, thanks. I think…
The site looks lovely!
Very nice. I'm looking forward to enjoying your new look while keeping the great content.
The Orange seems to echo your Orange T…is that on purpose?
Emily White says
Of all days, my computer had to decide to be annoying! Gah! I love the new look, Nathan! Now let me check out these forums of which you speak.
Heather B. Moore says
Much more worthy of your blog-stardom!
Rachel Hamm says
Love the new look! can't wait to check out the forums!
FYI: "GalleyCat expanded today, sharing its digital space with mediabistro.com's thirteenth blog, eBookNewser. Our digitally obsessed sibling will cover eBooks, digital reading devices, publishing technology, smartphone reading applications, digital self-publishing, and the rapidly evolving future of digital publishing."
Nathan, nice. It's one-stop shopping for anyone looking for help with writing! Congrats to everyone who made it happen!
Love the new look! I'm impressed.
Ooh, shiny. Brava on the new look/additions.
Genella deGrey says
These old eyes love the bigger font.
Toni Kenyon says
I really like the new look, Nathan. Your forums are a great motivator to achieve the daily word count, then reward myself with a visit.
It looks great and I love the idea of having forums. Could you please recommend me a literary agent in Spain? Or should I write this question in a forum? Sorry, I'm not very familiar with netiquette :S Thank you so much. Best regards from Barcelona,
Cathi Stoler says
Looks great! Love the typewriter.
Really like the new Digs!
Looks great Nathan!
Cat Moleski says
I like the new site, but I have to say, I don't like the default font in the comments section. It's too small and scrunched up. Has your designer considered Verdana?
Danette Haworth says
I love the new look!
wow the new look is so awesome! Congrats!
Lars Pergou says
Nathan, just caught up. Orange is fine in the sidebars but you need to darken up the headlines a little – on my LCD anyway.
Light colored heads are not easy to read.
Wanda du Plooy says
I have been following your blog faithfully for the last 6 months while writing my novel—loosing touch with the world, as I got absorbed into my story; your words were and still are the only anchor I have to the “real world”.
I see you as a friend and a mentor so seeing the new blog was difficult. Please do not think that I am critical; the blog is very professional and creatively done but a little intimidating.
I feel like a student finding out that the friend I have been talking to is in fact my headmaster.
I love the new look!
Grey body copy: mmm, not so much. Really difficult to read.
Grey type on justified body copy: aiyeee, Scotty, beam me up.
Seriously, dude, you're hurting me.
Girl with One Eye says
It looks fancy. Very nice. I especially love the old style typewriter.