Fantasy In Motion’s 3rd Anniversary

I don’t have a punchy title today, so this will have to suffice. I want to talk about the blog itself today, share some updates and be unashamedly self-indulgent!

This month marked my 3-year anniversary with WordPress, meaning I’ve been blogging for quite a while in one form or another (perhaps with a teenie weenie hiatus). Over that period, I’ve experimented with other blogs, but I’ve always returned to Fantasy In Motion. I have a really great readership here and what’s great is many of you frequently comment and link through to my posts.

We’ve seen some redesigns over the years. I used to have a compulsion to constantly change things around, try new things and design new logos, buttons etc. We’ve had ill-fated “Champion Posts”, an interview with a fictional pony and even our own webcomic. Since then, I’m pleased to say I’ve adopted the mantra of ‘keep it simple, stupid’. If the content is good, people will come.

The Force

I’d like to share a few of the blog’s old logos at the end of this post, so scroll down for some nostalgia.

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The Brand New Fantasy In Motion Revamp!

You may have noticed one or two new changes around the blog lately. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new:

  1. A brand new visual design with a crisper, cleaner look.
  2. A new navigation/menu bar – you’ll now find helpful articles on the grey bar beneath the menu items! You can also now access the blog’s RSS feeds directly from the menu.
  3. More search functionality – a new search bar at the top of the screen and a second one as you scroll through posts.
  4. More content – along the right-hand side of the blog, you’ll now find loads more links, articles, interviews and features which any self-respecting fantasy fan will be sure to love!
  5. A featured review every week – you can find this on the right-hand side of the blog. Regularly updated reviews from SFF!
  6. Re-focused posts – you’ll find more about writing, the latest fantasy and publishing news, helpful advice/tips and even more author interviews! Sadly, I will no longer be posting new webcomic episodes to the blog’s front page, but will regularly update the webcomic’s own page. I have also tidied up the blog’s articles and scrapped certain features that didn’t quite fit in with the blog’s theme.
  7. Fantasy In Motion “Champion Posts” – top quality posts containing signature content unique to Fantasy In Motion! You’ll find a special badge on these posts when they crop up, so keep an eye out!

I hope you all really love the changes as much as I do. Please feel free to drop in your thoughts and suggestions below!

~ James