Wednesday, March 24, 2010


When Ken and I started the C.E. Conversations blog back in 2006 we have an idea: the two of us would engage in a long and open discussion about tech and consumer electronics. It wasn't long before the blog started to stray off topic. Within a year the only "C.E." in "C.E. Conversations" was in the title.

Although Ken's posts continue to generate the most reads, his participation has declined over time as he's moved on to other projects, making the "Conversation" more of a monolog.

And so, I think it's time to change the name of the blog -- and do a redesign at the same time. Looking over the subjects covered recently, there did seem to be a common theme. Obscure genre writers, little-known actors, radio, literature -- all things that pass beneath our notice, and yet deserve our attention.

Hence the new name, "Sound of the Sky." Because both sound and sky are intangibles.

Time for a change.

Here's a link to a mockup of the new blog. Please let me know what you think. We'll be making the change fairly soon, but I'd like to know I'm going in the right direction.

 - Ralph


  1. Ralph,

    The background image was a slow load when I looked at the test page.

    I didn't immediately relate to the new blog name.


  2. I've reduced the background in size, but I think the issue is the source. I think if I move it to Blogger, it might load faster (it's actually not very big).

    As far as the name goes, I'm not 100% happy with it either, which is why I'm throwing it open to readers.

    Maybe something like Ephemera Examined? (think I'm in a rut here).