This change came about as the result of a workshop I took this past weekend on "Blogging Tips and Tricks," offered through the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Writer's Center is a wonderful organization that not only offers excellent workshops on topics of concern to writers but also provides a place in the Washington, DC area where writers can meet. If you are a writer living in the DC area, I highly recommend that you check the Center out.
One thing I've learned from my not-quite 3 months of blogging experience is that you have to pace yourself when it comes to making changes to your blog. So, while I am still absorbing and slowly trying out the long list of "tips and tricks" I learned in this workshop, one tip was very easy to implement:
- Never - never! - use white text on a black background
So, here you are: a new clean lay-out with black text on a white background, including:
- Text set off with bullet points
- Lots of white space (notice how many paragraph breaks I'm using?)
Later this week: more on complex systems science and how we can apply insights from this fascinating field to our lives.