We’re getting ever closer to the launch of our sister site in Spanish. Before we do that, though, we want to make sure the underlying software is just right, making for a superior user experience for people looking for serious, troll-free debate on the Venezuelan blogosphere.
As part of that process, today we’re launching a refreshed version of the blog – think of it as Caracas Chronicles 2.1. (Do let us know if you find any bugs!) The new software includes:
- An improved Recent Posts panel
- A Most Commented Posts panel
- A Best of the Fray (Highest Rated Comments) panel
- Numbering for anonymous posts
- An email-me follow up comments button so you can subscribe to comments threads
- A new layout on the main column to make more posts visible sooner.
- A new Donations platform so you can contribute to the launch of our soon-to-be-unveiled Sister Site in Spanish.
Juan and I have big plans for the Spanish site, which will fill a niche nobody else is filling right now for interesting, sane debate of current affairs in the Venezuelan blogosphere.
In time, we hope to create something like a Venezuelan version of Andrew Sullivan’s blog – a place updated many times a day with a heavy volume of links not to news stories (since Noticias24 already exists) but rather to the most interesting commentary on the web about Venezuela.
There’s a lot to look forward to, and with your support – both in clicks and dollars – we can do create something Venezuela genuinely needs, and does not yet have.