Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pimping and renaming my blog





I gave my blog a new style (the new blogger templates are definitely easier than the old ones, in terms of adjusting your sidebar features!). In the old blogger you could not click on the title of a blogpost to get the link, which was quite annoying too. I decided on a new name: Lasagna and chips. Thanks to Beth and Nancy for brainstorming with me.



When I started blogging, I did not want to have a personal blog, but rather a thematic blog- about communities of practice for development. After 1,5 years, I feel this theme is rather limiting me, I prefer to make this my personal blog - to blog about innovation and creativity, stimulated by either communities of practice, new ways of working, or exposure to new ideas. And anything else I'm thinking about.

The name lasagna and chips came up become while I was in a restaurant where we ordered lasagna and the waiter asked whether we wanted chips with our lasagna. Being brought up with the idea that you have only one starch item in every meal, this made us laugh. But when you are not brought up with that idea, why not? So interacting with people who think differently, you are more exposed to the way you are actually thinking.

6 comments:

Nancy White said...

Lasagna. Mmm. Yum yum! The new look is great! You'll have to tell me about how the template transition went. I want to do something like that when I get home.

Joitske Hulsebosch said...

Transition was really easy, I copied the template from my sidebar in a word document to be sure. Most of those you'll have to repaste them in the new template, but it's much easier with clear boxes for each element. Furthermore my troubles with the sidebar going down when the code is too long got solved!

Beth's Blog said...

Joitske, I love the new look and I love the focus. Kudos to you re stepping back and reflecting and refining your blog ... I need to do the same, Oh, I really do.

Wouter Rijneveld said...

Hi Joitske, congrats for these changes.
I have actually come to like the new blogger as well, esp. for easy changing and adding stuff to the template.
Interesting you are widening the scope of yr blog, while I still think I should rather limit my scope.
regards, Wouter

Joitske Hulsebosch said...

Hi Wouter, I started with a very narrow focus, and feel it's really become my own blog.. so you something think about things that don't fit the topic. In your blog, I do appreciate the vastness of topics, especially the personal things (about your family). It's really your blog!

Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

Joitske--I really like the name of your new blog. The personal touch always helps make it more interactive for your audience and your readers;-)

Sometimes, it's good to step back...I use not just ekbensahinghana, but ekbensah.blogspot.com to also look at technology and how it affects my life, and the challenges--or not--that I see with it...