This blog was launched on December 19, 2006 and the format has not changed at all since then, not even a little bit. But time and technology march on so today marks the day that I officially sunset my 1990’s-style blog and launch an entirely new system that I started developing last fall. Features of the new blog include:

  1. Comments: You can now post comments in the blog. For four years you let me do all the talking. Now it’s your turn.
  2. Email List: Subscribe to the new Restaurant Guy email list and have news updates automatically sent to your inbox.
  3. RSS: The blog now has a restaurant news RSS feed and a comments RSS feed. RSS is kind of a complicated subject but in a nutshell, it is a method of having my news content automatically broadcast to the public in a variety of ways without requiring people to visit my web site with a browser.
  4. Direct Links: You can now view each news item on a separate page (by clicking the title). This makes it possible to share links to a specific news item rather having to link to the entire blog.
  5. Calendar: You can now view the blog in a calendar format and jump back to a specific day of the week.
  6. Search: The blog is now searchable.
  7. Archives: All my old blogs dating back to 2006 are being transferred to the new format and will be searchable. As of this writing I have imported all blogs from 2010.
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11 Responses to A NEW YEAR AND A NEW BLOG

  1. sbinsbblog says:

    love the new look and features!

  2. DeeDee Dickson says:

    Love the new site – very professional – great job John!!!!

  3. z28racergirl says:

    Your site gets better and better. I love the new blog. Huge Kudos to you!

  4. Shayna says:

    Yay! Being able to add the Restaurant Guide to my google
    reader (again) is great!

  5. David says:

    Great update. Please change your RSS settings to include
    more than 2 lines in the feed (preview).

  6. TheElevenJam says:

    A bit tough on the eyes to read but otherwise i like!

  7. I really like the new blog; great work! Your site is a real contribution to the community.

  8. lemonjelly says:

    I like the preview text in the RSS feed, it encourages me to click over and participate in the comments.
    Looks great, John!

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  10. Jaeiou says:

    Love the website, new and old! I always check your site before tyring any new restaurant in SB, and I also use your website to find new places to try. I also like knowing which restaurants have closed, and which new eateries are coming to town.

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