It’s been a little over a year since I changed up the blog with these alternate post styles. There are about 200 published “aside” posts… the 100-word-style quick-posts. There are nearly 300 published “status” posts… the twitter-style updates. And there are lots and lots and lots of the long-form posts. What’s your preference? Do you read the long stuff, or just skim the latest jibber-jabber on the front page. Am I wasting your time with the trivial or do you prefer quick reads over epic essays?
I’ve been playing around with various content types on this blog over the last week. Surprised? Not really, huh. I’m somewhat obsessed with continual iterative changes, after all. If I’m not updating, altering, changing, bumping, polishing, wobbling, or otherwise tweaking this blog, I kinda feel like I’m letting down a big chunk of the reason I operate it in the first place: to learn and grow in the field of web development, design, and social media. So, again it should be no big surprise that I’ve added yet another change to this site: reviews. I’ve tossed around the idea of reviews for a while, but didn’t want to make them a core part of this site. But I’ve been doing them (such as…) and looking for an interesting way to integrate them so that they fit with my other standard content types. You’ll probably see a few of them pop up over the coming weeks, and that’s just me fine-tuning until I settle on a design and style. It gives me a way to actually quantitatively comment on something, but not in any sort of rigid way. Let me know what you think. And as always, it’s just me and my little opinion.
Yes, I’m going to go a little crazy with the new post styles for a few days. It’s like a new toy. Or, four of them. Get over it. Besides, if you commented more I might let you have a say! You don’t.
The following is a recovered and reclaimed post from a blog I used to write on skepticism and rational parenting. Commenting is permanently closed.
I’ve been trying to dig up some real research on the topic of reading aloud to kids, positive or negative. Other than a few vague correlational analysis there does not seem to be much scientific literature online about this either way. (Perhaps a reader could point me in the right direction. I thought I was adept at searching, but I’m stumped on this one.) Alas…