Well, they're finally here. We now have a new style and user blogs, both of which have been long awaited. The Style Many of you have requested a new style for quite some time, so I hope this does it justice. If you'd prefer the older theme, that can still be accessed through your usercp. The general design of the site has changed drastically, particularly in the area of the logo, navigation, icons and the sidebar. The navigation is basically the same, but it is more clean and easier to navigate. One major addition regarding the look of the side is the sidebar. This feature is currently only visible on the homepage. It's located to the right when you view the homepage. On this sidebar you'll find lots of important information, included important links, recent reviews, recent replies, recent blog posts, current open contests, a "featured" book, as well as more things to come. In the important links section of this you'll find links to posts within our site that detail the rules of the site, reviewing guides, contact information, and more. The recent reviews section lists the stories and poetry that have most recently received a review or comment. Like the recent reviews, recent replies and recent blog posts are pretty self-explanatory. The recent replies display the threads that were replied to most recent, and the recent blog posts display the most recent blog posts. On the open contest section you'll find links to all our major open contests, as well as our weekly writing ones. Any "featured" book you find listed there will simply be recommended reading. User Blogs All users will now have a free blog on writingforums.org. The use and topic of these Blogs are completely optional; if you choose not to use it, that's perfectly fine. However, if you do decide to use this new feature, you can write about any topic you'd like, or multiple topics. However, it is suggested that the majority of blog posts be writing-related - though it is, by no means, mandatory. To view the blog portal, click here. On that page you will find the most recent blogs, as well as a link to your own blogging control panel. On the left you will see a link to your blog control panel. If you select that you can change your settings, add categories, and more. In the next day or two I'll write a brief tutorial explaining many of the features.