Blog Site Timeline
Last Update: 2023-11-30
Maintenance / Development Timeline
2023 — Most Recent
- 2023-11-25: Language switching (Google translate) moved into the main menu.
- 2023-11-26 – 2023-12: Removing (most) widgets, removing the sidebar. With some 655 blog posts and >80 pages, this will take a while. I’m starting with the oldest blog posts, also checking the layout one-by-one. New posts are now without sidebar, too. Most of the pages will follow later.
- 2023-11-30: Subscription form moved into the main menu (the sidebar widget is being removed).
History of Site Changes & Updates
2011-07-07: Blog started on Google’s Blogger (blogspot.com) platform
2013-07-25: 30,000 blog views, blog post #101
- 2014-10-24 – 2014-11-13: Started WordPress-based blog site, transfer of existing blog posts from Blogger to WordPress
- 2014-10-26: Production at the Blogger site stopped @ 154 posts.
- 2014-11-13: Completed content transfer from Blogger to WordPress. Re-routing traffic to new site.
- 2014-11-23: Genuine blog publishing on WordPress started.
- 2016-03: Initial blog site at Blogger closed @ 74,000 page views.
- 2016-06-16 – 2016-10-14: All blog posts thoroughly checked & revised for better readability (syntax/language, structuring/subtitles, paragraphs, etc.).
2018 / 2019
- 2018-12-23: Revised typography (Font type and sizes, etc.)
- 2019-01-16: Revised title / header layout for blog posts
- 2019-04-04: Started adding short summaries in German (and occasionally other languages) near the top of new blog posts (in particular: concert reviews). Retrofitting older posts is work in progress.
- 2019-06-06: Blog post #500 (>1.4 million words total, >193,000 page views since 2011)
- 2019-06 – 2019-09: Extensive blog maintenance. All blog posts now reworked for block editor. No general changes in layout / functionality. Retrofitting short summaries in German (particularly in concert reviews) continues as low-priority task.
- 2019-06 – 2020-02: Added post outlines at the top, throughout all blog posts.
- 2019-11-05 – 2019-11-25: Reworked front pages (more focus on content, redesigned header pics, etc.), simplified main menu, fine-tuning in typography (with adjustments for mobile platforms, etc.).
- 2020-12-02: Added “Testimonials” (under “About” in the main menu)
- 2020-12-04: Switched from “like” buttons (registered users only) to generally accessible star rating for posts & pages
- 2020-12-17: Expanded, more specific and detailed legal terms, see Impressum, Legal
- 2020-12 – 2021-02-07: Search utilities reworked, enhanced, consolidated
- 2021-05-04: Switched to a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License, see Impressum / Legal
- 2021-11-05: Mobile-friendly site through simpler, flat menu structure. Unnecessary widgets removed.
- 2022-06-28: Added Blockchain timestamping to Impressum / Legal page
- 2022-07-10: Disabled rating and “like” options (see “Site Policy“).
- 2023-05-20: Reverted to a simpler content background, for more clarity
- 2023-09-06: Checked blog posts for non-inclusive language