The past few weeks have given me time to rethink about what this blog means to me and to the people who frequent it. The only way to do that effectively was to block all access as I seek some quiet time reflecting how ‘Ask and You Will Be Enlightened’ has evolved.
Some positives I noted were how traffic has certainly increased i.e. readership is good. With readership come good two-way communication too and I enjoyed being able to share ideas & thoughts with many visitors. I made new friends and acquaintances.
Along the way too I noticed the blog was turning into an online forum with lots of emphasis on my work than anything else. It was interesting for a while but then I realised things were getting out of hand. My comments were being quoted as ‘personal’ accounts, inside information and, by and large, misconstrued. This was particularly glaring when these quotes became pervalent in other blogs. It was time for a change.
azlano 2.0 is a new beginning. The layout, as you can very well see, has been revamped to something fresh and contemporary. It’s also easier to read, I feel. I’ve updated headers as well as some widgets too, along with a prefessional looking blue-yellow colour scheme for modernity.
Some readers who provided comments before will notice that automatic updates is no longer available; all comments require moderation from now on. There’s also a need for bloggers to register prior to commenting. All this is in the interest of my personal privacy, nothing more nothing less. In that effect too, some earlier posts are now password protected for personal reasons. Only selected members of my blogsphere are allowed to access them; hope you can respect that decision.
Having said all that, the essence of this blog is still the same as with ‘Ask and You Will Be Enlightened’. azlano is still azlano! and he will continue to speak his mind. Life is as exciting as it was before so expect more banter from me 😉 (for good or bad, you decide!).
I’m glad to be back…