Getting a new look is contagious (by Rose Bland)

I’m in the midst of a major overhaul of the Mississippi Valley Traveler website. Some changes will be less obvious, unless you look for them. For example, I’ve gone through virtually all of the posts to standardize tags and make them more useful for visitors. You’ll notice that there’s now a tag called “overlook”; it is used with posts that have photos from overlooks or that describe where overlooks are located (click here to find out what posts it includes). Feel free to play around with other tags and see where it takes you. If you have ideas for continuing to improve them, please let me know.

In the next few weeks I’ll also be rolling out new river town profiles, this time for communities downriver of the Quad Cities. The first one–Andalusia–rolls out tomorrow (June 22, 2015). I expect to be posting through the summer and will probably end this round around Quincy.

If that’s not enough, I recently added a new photo album of pictures from foggy days; I’ll be adding more photo albums for states and big cities on the lower Mississippi and will also be updating existing photo albums as time permits. So many pictures, so little time!

And if that’s still not enough, I’ll soon be rolling out an entirely new look for the website. The Mississippi Valley Traveler site has a lot of content but much of it takes some digging to find. We’ll be changing the look, so it’s more obvious what the site has to offer and to make it easier to navigate.

Have comments about any of this or any changes to suggest? I look forward to hearing them.

Until then, I’ll see you on the river.