In an effort to improve things around here I have been messing with the sidebar. It is going to continue to change over the next couple of days as I try different gadgets and different arrangements of links and so on.
This is an excellent way to alert me to a home page you want me to link to or a blog that you would like made part of my new, advanced blogroll (having a blog roll arranged by most recent update was the main reason I made all these changes, which, because this blog was already customized, took longer than it should have).
I am also looking for suggestions, if there is a gadget you would like to see on the sidebar. I already tried a youtube one that was too ugly and a weather one that did not work.
UPDATE: thanks to Sara for helping with the colors.
UPDATE 2: Here are the changes:
My published work is now shown in the form of an Amazon widget
Jason and Scott have bios
Best of the Blog has been updated
It used to be that only 20 posts would be posted when you clicked on a label, with no link to older posts with the same label. Now we have that option, so series of posts that had to be linked in parts (e.g. New X-Men part one), now only appear with one link.
Best of the blog: comment threads has been updated, but I think I need to take another look at that.
The blog list has been updated, and is now in the order of most recently updated, and includes clips of the newest posts.
AV Club and Newsarama RSS feeds have been added.
I have a think called followers now. It sounds kind of cultish, but there you go.
RSS Feeds have been updated
The Blog archive is more fancy, and now unfolds like a mac finder window and includes stats on how often we publish around here (and it is A LOT)
UPDATE: Also I added a digg window
UPDATE: I got rid of the weekly posts (since you will always be able to find a comics out or free form label on the main page)
I added a Rottentomato widget
I folded the favorites list into Best of the Blog and now there is one link to the whole favorites list rather then separate links to comics and tv and so on.