As you might have noticed, Blogcritics has taken on a rather new look. Yes, the logo hasn’t changed, the colors are still (more or less) the same, but much is different. So please take the time to peruse the site and its new features, and then we’d appreciate it if you took the time to leave a comment, and share the site (and your thoughts) with the social media world.
Site navigation is at the top of the page. We now have six sections: TV, Books, Culture and Society, Music, Gaming, and Film. Science and Technology, Sports, Politics, and Tastes are now part of the Culture and Society section. Under each section, you can bring up reviews, interviews, and more.
In the “slider” (the changing image banner at the top) is also known as “Top Stories.” Each morning the executive editors will select the five best stories of the past 24 hours and designate them top stories.
Editors’ Picks: Selected by each section editor, they represent the best of the current content on the site for each section. They are updated at least daily.
Gone are the days of paging through four, five, six, or more pages to read an article on BC. Every article is self-contained on one page. To the left of the article are social media buttons. We invite you to share our content with your friends, family, and everyone else on the planet. The comments functionality is entirely re-designed as well. Using DISQUS, you can now respond directly to another person’s comment (no cutting and pasting!). You can share your comments across social media and also vote up or down on any comment (no trolling, please!). Old comments may not appear yet from the old site, but rest assured, they will be migrated over very soon.
Click on any of the six section titles (Books, Music, etc.) and you’ll be brought to the home page of that section, where you’ll see all its latest articles, reviews, and interviews.
Scroll down and you’ll see along the right side Hot Articles (the most-read articles), our Writer of the Week, Hot Topics (the most commented-on articles), and more.