Regular readers will probably have noticed the change that this blog has undergone since I last posted. I’ll speak about the change a little bit later on, but first I’ll scoot through the Arsenal news from last weekend.
First things first, the signing of Samir Nasri from Marseille was announced. As per usual for Arsenal signings the report from the official site was that the Frenchman joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a long-term contract.
I’m getting a really nice vibe about the Nasri signing. While the ‘next Zidane’ tag is a little bit ridiculous, everything I’ve seen from him has been wonderful and he’s made all the right noises since joining the club. He’s set to take up the vacant #8 shirt and like I said on the weekend, I have a little feeling he could have the sort of impact that its previous wearer, my all time Arsenal player – Freddie Ljungberg – had.
I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to seeing Nasri tear Barnet to shreds this weekend.
Other news from the weekend saw the Emmanuel Adebayor saga rumble on (I actually think he might stay), Alex Hleb edge closer to his move to Barcelona (it’s inevitable now), Andrei Arshavin publicly declare his desire to play for Arsenal (great player, but £24million is too much) and Atletico Madrid’s Sergio Aguero reveal that a top English club has enquired about his services (I doubt it’s us, unfortunately).
Other than that there really wasn’t much going on, so I’ll move on to the big news of the day.
If you’re a regular reader of the Arsenal FC Blog you will have noticed that it has undergone a change in layout. It’s something I’ve been working on for a number of weeks now and I’m personally delighted with the outcome.
It’s more professional, easier to read and navigate and visually more impressive. It’s a change that I believe is necessary and which should enhance your experience when using the blog.
The important thing for regular readers to take note of is that not only has the look of the blog changed, but the way I will be running it will be changing as well. Let me take a moment to explain.
For the past year or so that I have been running and writing for the Arsenal FC Blog I have attempted to write a blog entry every day, 7 days a week. Unfortunately, I have not always been able to do this – especially on weekends – due to various work and family commitments and the fact that sometimes I’m just too buggered to come up with something to say.
This is going to change as of today. Instead of trying and failing to bring you updates every day of the week I’m going to limit myself 5 posts per week, running from Monday to Friday.
I will use Friday and Monday to preview and review Arsenal’s weekend game in detail and use Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to bring you all of the usual daily news and opinions floating around. I’ve outlined the new posting schedule below:
- Monday – Weekend Match Review / News Update
- Tuesday – News Update
- Wednesday – News Update / Weekly Poll Question
- Thursday – News Update
- Friday – Weekend Match Preview / News Update
- Saturday/Sunday – No Posts
You might have noticed the ‘Weekly Poll Question’ included above. This will be a new feature on every Wednesday where I will be asking for reader opinions on a current issue for each week. It should entice some interesting discussion.
Additionally, the extra time I will have to spend on the blog on the weekends without having to post will mean a return of the ‘Gooner Gazette’. If you’re a regular reader from a while back you’ll know that the ‘Gooner Gazette’ is. For those who don’t know you can read a bit about it here and check out the most recent issue (December 07) via PDF here. I’m looking forward to getting it back up and running with the assistance of the regular readers and commenters on the Arsenal FC Blog. It should be great fun.
The final thing that I want to stress is that the changes will not affect the content of the blog or my style of writing in any way. It will still remain a blog where I give my own opinion on whatever is going on in the world of Arsenal and encourage you to give your opinion on it as well. The changes are simply designed to give you as a reader the best experience using this blog that I can deliver and to give myself a bit of a kick up the butt with regards to remaining more consistent.
That’s about it. I sincerely hope you enjoy the new look and also hope you can enjoy the new weekend-free Arsenal FC Blog. Cheers!
Let me know what you think of the new look by leaving a comment.