Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Whistling While I Work Part 2

I’ve spent the last couple of days adding a few features here. 

If you look over to the right in the “Pages” section you will now find some additional ones designed to help folks find specific movies, books, and TV shows that I have reviewed.  I did this because I’ve found that the Google search box in the upper right has gotten less reliable for the older posts.  When I can’t even find my own year old review without some searching, how can I expect someone else to find it at all?  Because of this I felt it would be best if I build and maintain these indexes going forward. 

In the Movies Index page I have also included the Movie Categories that I have used.  These link directly to the parent post for each Category, which then has links to the individual movies in those categories.  If you prefer, you can continue to use the Labels which appear a little lower on the right.  I will not be discontinuing those.

If you find a bad link, please let me know and I will correct it.  If you have suggestions on how to improve these index pages, please let me know.

In other news, I haven’t forgotten about reviewing the Big Summer movies.  I will have a review of Rock of Ages up soon.  I have already added some comments on The Amazing Spider-Man to the 2012 Big Summer Movies post.  You can read them here.  In short, the movie is poorly written and it is not good enough for me to recommend, despite Emma Stone’s presence.  I have not seen Brave yet, but hope to soon.  I will probably see The Dark Knight Rises after the crowds dissipate some – so this probably means some time next week.

Most of my highest viewed posts right now are my hiking ones.  This makes sense since there are a lot of tourists here in Maine for the summer and they are looking for information on some good hikes.  I plan to post some of the backlog I have here.  I’ll continue that at least through my review of The Dark Knight Rises.  I will start my next Movie Category after that.  I also have posts I want to do at some point on Game of Thrones Season 2, as well as updating my Castle TV show review to bring it up through the end of Season 4.

Finally, last Friday night this site passed 50,000 views.  I’d like to thank everyone who takes the time to visit, to comment, and maybe even pass a post on to someone they think will like it.  My apologies for not visiting your sites for the last week or so.  It’s been too damn hot where I am to be on the computer any longer than it takes to write and post a review, plus the time I spent on building the new Pages.  I’ll try to catch up when the weather breaks in a couple of days.


  1. Nice index - very useful! The main reason I switched from Livejournal (although I'm still keeping that site live) to Blogger was the ability to create indices like this. LJ doesn't really have that.

    Plus I wanted Chip to be able to comment without having to write his name in every time. The commenting on LJ is not conducive to outsiders.

    1. Thanks. I feel both flattered and a little guilty. :-)

      Is the new site the same name, just with "blogspot" where "livejournal" is now?

  2. Ha ha, no need to feel guilty! I like that I can archive and index my reviews a lot more cleanly over here.

    Anyway, it's siochembio.blogspot. Original, I know.

  3. Hey, congratulations on hitting 50,000 views - it's a milestone. Looking forward to what you have to say about Game of Thrones Season 2.

    Also, I awarded you a blog award. Go pick it up:

    1. Thanks. I replied on your post at your site.