Hi all – I must apologise for the lack of work on the site over the last few months. Good intentions do not always mean actual progress I’m afraid. I’ve been held up from work on the site for all manner of reasons, but hopefully I can now get back to some more much needed updates and work. It doesn’t take much for things to change on the web and I already need to change pages I updated earlier in the year. The Digg buttons are going to be removed as it has now been sold off and I can’t see it becoming anything much. Also Facebook has changed a few button things, so they need to be updated also.
I have spent quite a bit of time mucking about with the main page trying to get it to work how I want it to. Not sure I have suceeded, but hopefully it will be OK. It’s the best I can get it at the moment, but may try some more fiddling with it in days to come. If you were on the front page at all in the last couple of hours I apologise for the constant changes and confusion that seemed to be there – just couldn’t get it right lol.
There are some useful things to come I thing, with quite a few structural changes to the site also. Some things will go, being redundant and no longer relevant. Other things will be added and much more improved. Parts of the site offline for far too long will come back online sooner rather than later I hope.
They are the intentions and plans anyhow. Bit by bit it will happen.
I have just returned to website work after an extended break of about 6 months. During those six months it was necessary to change hosting companies and only the front page of the site was working (unless pages were hosted elsewhere – other than the main host). To cut a long story short I will be attempting to get the remainder of the site back up as soon as I possibly can. Sorry for the outage.
I have just updated what I call ‘Kevin’s Portal.’ It has taken me a while to get several updates to the portal online as I was unable to access the server – I now can obviously.
The latest update includes ‘Kwitter.’ Kwitter is an online daily newspaper of the links I post in Twitter and those of links posted by people I follow on Twitter. It needs to be remembered that I don’t necessarily agree with everyone I follow on Twitter and there are a number of reasons I follow some of these people. Depending on what gets ‘selected’ for this newspaper (it is virtually automatic at this stage) may also determine just who I follow on Twitter. I have no interest in following unwholesome rubbish for example.
This newspaper service is currently in ‘alpha,’ so it is fairly new. I do like the idea behind it though and I think it does have a lot of potential. The actual link to the paper itself (which updates daily) is at:
With various hardware upgrades over the last few months (due to ‘dying’ hardware) I am now able to get back to work on updating, maintaining and growing the website. I am very thankful for being able to do so once again. There should be regular work on the site now – Lord willing.
Tonight I have been able to add some further updates to the Thomas Crosby book on the English Baptists. This includes adding a further 6 pages to the text now available online at:
I have been working on a few updates – nothing too major as far as site content goes. I have however purchased another multifunction printer which will assist greatly in getting more content on site as soon as possible. This has been a major speed hump in getting more content online for some time now.
The current updates are as follows:
1. Several link updates on the home page.
2. The particularbaptist.com Polling Place has been updated by making use of the flisti polling resource.
As visitors to particularbaptist.com will be aware, the Particular Baptist Library site is a library of links to many hundreds of books hosted at particularbaptist.com and from many other sites around the web. It is in effect a ‘links library.’ This sort of a site can be very difficult to maintain, with links being changed regularly and sites disappearing – therefore dead links are are real problem in such a library.
With the revamp of the particularbaptist.com site, I thought it was time for a major revamp of the library as well. The old site will remain as is for the time being – and I expect that that will be quite some time – as the new site is developed. The new site is in fact a wiki site, thereby allowing visitors who are also members of the ‘wiki editing team’ to update the site as they feel necessary. Hopefully, over time, this will allow the library links to stay up to date a lot easier and quicker
than has been the case in the past.
But the library will also be improved through the addition of user generated book reviews. As the library grows, visitors (members of the wiki editing team) will be able to add their own book reviews to each book entry. Each book entry will have a link to the online book and a place for the book to be reviewed. There will also be book entries that have no online link, being essentially a book entry containing a book review/s only. I would expect it to be also possible to provide links to sites
where the book can be purchased.
I am accepting people who want to be part of the ‘wiki editing team’ now and into the future. To be accepted as part of the wiki editing team at Particular Baptist Library, you will need to be a Christian of reformed faith and understanding. Those who are not reformed are asked to not apply for editing privileges, though you are most welcome at the library and I would warmly encourage you to make full use of it. I make no apology for seeking to maintain the site as a reformed library, as keeping with the reformed nature of the particularbaptist.com site and sites.
I have been doing a little bit more work on ‘Kevin’s Portal,’ which is the place that you can go to to see what I’m doing on the World Wide Web. There have been a few minor changes there and these include the following:
1. Scribd: I have embedded my Romans Bible Study series on the portal page as an introduction to my presence at Scribd, the online publishing site. I think Scribd is a wonderful site for publishing content on the wider web and have decided that I will use the site more in upcoming weeks, months and years. I love the embedding capability provided by Scribd. It is a very presentable method of posting things like Bible Studies, books, etc.
2. I mention at the portal that I’m now on Skype. I tried to join Skype some years ago but for some reason I couldn’t get it to work on the computer I then had. It works brilliantly on the new computer, so I now have that up and running.
3. There are some changes coming to my kevinswilderness.com site, which is listed in the directory at my portal. It is moving to http://kevinswilderness.wordpress.com/, though this is not yet mentioned on the portal itself. I’ll have this up today sometime. The reason for this has been explained in posts at the new site. The move will take some time to complete as it is a large site.
4. Pip.io Chat Room: I have now added a link to a Pip.io chat room on the portal. Feel free to pop over and have a look. I believe you need to request admittance to the chat room before you are able to do so. Please make mention of the reason why you would like to enter the room, as I do want to protect it from abuse and spammers. http://pip.io/#room/kevchat/
The particularbaptist.com redesigned homepage is now online. There are several new features available on the homepage, including options to post the page on Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg and StumbleUpon. It will be some time before the entire site reflects the redesign that has begun at the homepage.
Over time some of the existing sections of the site will be removed, while new sections and features will be added to the site. Have a look at the beginning of our redesign and if you would like to comment in our guestbook, you will notice that the old guestbook is no more. There is now a page on ‘The particularbaptist.com Blog’ that acts as our new guestbook – simply leave your entries on this page via the comments option.
There may be some tweeks over the next few weeks and I welcome any comments you may have.