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Check Out The New Blog Smell!

By Wyatt Earp | June 6, 2008

Welcome back, everyone!

This is why I haven’t been commenting on your blogs for a while. Sorry about that. So, what do you think? Personally, I think the new digs are pretty kickass. I am still working on getting the WordPress system down, and there will be more than a few faux pas for a while, but I think the blog will be the better for it.

For the uninitiated, here’s an explanation of the scenery. We moved the old banner to the new site, because I think Jim from bRight & Early – he did almost all of the work on this thing – did a terrific job creating it. The photo on the top left is Geno’s Steaks, a South Philly icon whose owner, Joey Vento is very supportive of our police officers and firefighters.

The center image is also an overhead view of South Philly. It is the city’s stadium complex, and shows the homes of the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, Phantoms, Wings, And Kixx. I’m a sports nut, so I thought this photo was appropriate.

The top right image is of Wyatt Earp. A little different from the old logo (Ted Turner must have colorized it) but I think it’s pretty cool.

Again, none of this would have been possible without Jim. he deserves almost all of the credit for this venture, and ignored his family to make sure we were up and running in time for my 3rd Blogiversary. I can never thank him enough, except to ask y’all to visit his blog.

Oh, and for the record, my blogroll will be up shortly, and if my fellow bloggers could update theirs with the new addy, I would greatly appreciate it!

Topics: Uncategorized | 23 Comments »

23 Responses to “Check Out The New Blog Smell!”

  1. RT Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Firsssssssst! (I always do that thing wrong.)

    YAY! You sure that smell is the “new blog” smell?

    Congratulations and good job to Jim and to you. :)

  2. Snigs Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Congratulations gentlemen. Excellent job- everything looks great!

  3. Old NFO Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Done! Looks good!

  4. steveegg Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Outstanding. Will have my bloated roll fixed presently.

  5. Big Bad Wolf Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Nice place ya got here. Or as the immortal George Carlin said, “A place for your stuff…”

    I’ll be updating my link for you shortly.

    Congrats Wyatt.

  6. Dorkelina Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Nice, and so much easier to remember than a blogspot.

    I had fifty snarky remarks ready too, but I don’t want to be a jerk during your blogwarming.

    Okay, just one: What, wasn’t “” available?

  7. USA_Admiral Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:27 am

    This is nice!

    I think you have a stalker?

  8. -->Fiar --> Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Your “new blog smell” kind of smells like feet.

  9. Uncle Ray Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Congratulations! And good luck! But may I ask what’s with the light gray type throughout the blog and the comments above? Older folks have a bad enough time trying to read the small type, but how about a little help in the color/contrast department. Didn’t you pay the ink bill?
    I’m just sayin’……………

  10. Pam Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Lookin’ good! But before you know it, we’ll be expected to pay an entry fee just to read this crap.

  11. Ky Person Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Very nice, very nice indeed. Makes me want to start a blog.

  12. ALa Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Wow! Pretty damn spiffy over here! Congrats on the new digs… :)

  13. wagonsux Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Damn… Now you know my e-mail address.

  14. GroovyVic Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Looking good!

  15. Momster Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Very nice. I like the new pictures you added .

  16. Momster Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    I did it I figured out how to update my links to show your new address. I had to delete your old one and start over, but I got it working. I messed up on the address part on the earlier comment but its fixed now.

  17. jt Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I hate updating my links, but since the site looks nice, I will.

    Congrats man.


  18. Miss Mud Puddle Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Looks good, Wyatt.

  19. Kim Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Looks good. And I updated your link in my stuff.

  20. BobG Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Banner looks good in IE, but doesn’t show up in Firefox. Any idea what setting I need to adjust?

  21. John D Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Sweet. I’m liking it. It’s even accessible from DoD computers, so I can read it at work (while on break, of course. I can’t surf the net and hold back the communist hordes at the same time). Oh yeah, and happy blogaversary.

  22. RT Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I have firefox and I can see the banner, BobG. The first time I visited it was wonky, but ok after that. Hope that info is helpful.

  23. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    RT – Actually, “it’s old man stink,” but that doesn’t sound as pleasant.

    Snigs – Thanks. Jim did most of the manual labor. I just cracked the whip.

    Old NFO – Thank you, sir!

    Steveegg – Thank you. I appraciate it.

    Wolf – Thanks. that was what I was most worried about: people not being able to find the new site.

    Dorkelina – Ya know, every time I think you’re being nice, BAM!, you hit me with a donut joke. And that addy was already being used. Heh.

    Admiral – No thanks! Stalkers need not apply. Unless said stalker’s name is Jessica Biel.

    FIAR – I think there’s some toe jam in there, too.

    Uncle Ray – Blind bastard. Actually, the lighter shaded words are links to other blogs, sites, etc that I reference. I’ll try and work on a usuable solution. Promise.

    Pam – Sign: “Will Blog For Pizza!”

    Ky person – If you do, let me know. I’ll do my best to pimp it. :)

    ALa – Thank you very much. Still getting my bearings, but so far, so good.

    Wagonsux – And I’m putting it on Barack Obama’s mailing list.

    GroovyVic – Thanks!

    Momster – Thanks. I didn’t bring everything over from the old place, because I wanted the sidebars less cluttered. Although with the size of my blogroll . . .

    JT – Thanks. Sorry about the blogroll. I hate updating mine, too.

    MMP – Thanks!

    Kim – Thank you. Appreciate it.

    BobG – I use Firefox, and I can see everything fine. Does anyone else have problems seeing the banner?

    John D – Thanks on both. I was hoping the site would get past the Internet Nazis at everyone’s workplace.

    RT – Hopefully, it’s an isolated incident. Again, if anyone else has an issue, let me know.