So as you've probably noticed, I've spent a decent portion of the morning and early afternoon playing around with the site's basic design. Some items that appeared along the right border of the page can now be found on left, but more significantly, I've expanded the four-hour feed from 10 posts to 20. I recognize this is a little like putting a band-aid on a gaping wound that may be developing gangrene, but my hope is that this will spare you from having to wade through all the dreck in the Most Recent tab. If nothing else, you should have easier access to more new blog posts.
Cover updates: Going forward, I plan to do one major overhaul towards the end of each day. This plan may yet evolve, but I'd liked to spend more of my time developing story ideas for all of you, and, you know, reading and editing your actual work. Consider the next few weeks a kind of trial run.
And finally, I'm working on my hopelessly morose author photo. I promise I'm much happier to be at Open Salon than the image would suggest.
Hope to have more open calls in the coming days.