It’s spring so we’ve been doing a few little jobs behind the scenes at Lords of the Blog and tomorrow they’re ready for release. This means that the blog will be down very briefly this morning (Wednesday May 4th), but that should only last for a few minutes… however, just to be on the safe side and to let the dust settle, please can you hold off posting comments between 9am and 12pm, just in case (if you do and it hasn’t appeared 24 hours later, please repost)!
The changes you’ll see on the front end are largely cosmetic; we’ve made some changes to commenting and registration that should hopefully make the process easier and better (more to come later). We’ve added a set of pre-defined topics for the bloggers that will make it easier to track blogs relating to your favourite topics. And we’ve tweaked the front end so that the author’s name and the date of the post appear at the top with the photograph and title, rather than in the footer.