As you’ve probably noticed I’ve done some messing around with the sidebar layout in recent days. In the first place, mainly for my own convenience, there’s now a search box at the top; I was Googling my own blog so much that it was stupid. It seems to work. Not for my own convenience, though, is the recent comments feature. This I installed because I was finding it so useful a feature at Magistra’s place, enabling me to see at a glance whether there’d been any discussion of things I’d already seen and perhaps contributed to. As far as I can tell from the stats people do seem to be following discussion like this here too, but I’m only guessing, and it does annoy me as a presence, because I’m in the habit of having the blogroll there to check down over the course of a day. Of course, it’s only a page further away, not even a click, but all the same I preferred it the old way. But if the recent comments feature is to be there, that’s the only place it makes sense to have it. So I invite feedback: is it interesting and useful to you? Because if not, I might manage without it.
All praise to WordPress however for having these things so simple to install, though; a simple drag-and-drop and a complex and impressive functionality Just Works. It’s pretty good here.