September on The Blog: “I Want To Be A Better Hooker”

As always, another month means a few more refinements. So for September, I made a few changes to make The Blog even better. I suppose any blogger’s goal is to get their readers hooked, so I want to be a better hooker.

To help me, I completely revamped What To Watch. As you may remember, What To Watch has been a part of The Blog in some form since I relaunched it all the way in March. At first, What To Watch covered a handful of the week’s most interesting programs, then it shifted its focus to the week’s premieres and finales, but now it’s so much more.

With the new fall season, I posted the major networks’ new schedules, and just like the old What To Watch you’ll get a blurb to go along with most of the new shows mentioned. For the new What To Watch I included trailers as well, but here’s where it gets really cool: You can click on a show’s title and it will take you to a page with all the posts I tagged to the series. So it makes it easier to find press releases, ratings news, reviews and more related to the show.

The new What To Watch is broken down by day as well. If you want to know what’s airing across all the major networks on one day, simply click the day and you’ll see all that info organized into one chart. It’s pretty handy. I should be updating it over time, so you’ll want to check back for more.

Also, if you haven’t noticed, during the last month I moved Favourite Sites from the sidebar off to its own page. There were just too many sites I wanted you to check out, but now that it’s on its own page, I can fit many more blogs without adding too much heft to the sidebar. I also included a sentence or two to let you know what to expect from each site.

There’s even more: I’ve updated the About page. Now it has a picture of yours truly. I’ve also updated the FAQs page, which was severely out of date.

Elsewhere on The Blog, many of the other features are back too including ratings. Sports ratings are still getting priority if they’re available before the top-30 ratings.

However, with the new What To Watch, I decided to rejig the minimum number of original posts on The Blog per week to three. So that’s one sports ratings post, one top-30 ratings post and another one which could be a review, a Commercial Breakdown, a tech post or just a random post. These pieces aren’t necessarily going to be up at least every other day as they were before. They may be clustered together or spread out during the week. However, don’t fret there will still be a lot of stuff to check out as I’ll still be linking to interesting press releases throughout the week. It’s just without a fresh What To Watch every week things may get quieter on the weekend.

Thanks again for reading The Blog. Let’s hope I make it through another month alive.

—Dex

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