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Friday, July 25, 2008

NonRant: The Rants They Are a-Changin'...

Note - from June 24th 2009, this blog has migrated from Blogger to a self-hosted version. Click here to go straight there.

I know it's an odd time to have a nonRant (coming as this one does, half an hour before I would normally be beavering away on the USRant), but there's precious little on either Pommy or Frog telly at the minute.

Anyhow - the point of the title is that this weekend I am going to spend some time trying to sex-up the blog (armed with a template that I have worked on for some time now). If all goes to plan (famous last words) the blog ought to wind up being easier to read (notwithstanding the content, of course) and should look a little less thrown-together.

I've moved to ScribeFire as the preferred editor (it's an add-on to FireFox), changed the advertising service, and over time will be integrating the free parts of the paid site into the blog itself; blog readers will thus get something slightly better than what used to be available to InvestorWeb Diamond members... but they will get it for free. If I am able to generate 15-20% more traffic then the ad revenue will make the offer worth doing from my side of the fence.

The higher value-add stuff - in particular the intraday trading signals and the Model Portfolios - will remain fee-based, and the free vesions of WatchLists and Portfolio Managers will be reduced-function versions of the full bottle, but they will be much sexier than pretty muc hanything else going around.

So let your chums know - although I will make a Grand Declaration early next week in any case. With CBA's commitment to InvestorWeb being less than fulsome, the time is ripe for the emergence, Phoenix-like, of the GT-RedMenace style of analysis.

So mote it be.