Linda Lee — My personal bridge blog

Redesigning Bridge Blogging and Other Happenings At MPP

We have decided to redesign bridge blogging to make it more attractive and more useable.  These are our current plans and we would be happy for any input.  You can reply to me at or you can leave a comment right here.  At this point we are still in the early stages of design so input is great.

The idea is that we will separate out different types of blogs.  We will have one section for all of the newspaper feeds including Aces On Bridge.  We will have another section for personal blogs that are hosted on this site.   In all cases you can comment on these blogs.  The third section will be blogs hosted on other sites where we pick up the feed.  In many cases you cannot leave comments.  While we try to be selective with this third category they are more varied.

Another section will be used by us to bring you coverage of major events, contests, holiday stuff and announcements.

Links will be consolidated and in many cases there will be a link to a page with “other recommended links”. 

We will be trying to use the screen better as well.  The current blogs are designed to fit even on screens with the smallest resolution without scrolling.  The new design will use the sides better which should still suit almost everybody.  We plan to have more color and more pictures.

Both the bridge blogging home page and individual blog pages will be redesigned.

Some Other MPP Happenings

Honors Ebooks

We will be introducing our first two Honors ebooks on our website in about two weeks.  We have some more in the works.  If you have a book you always wanted to publish then this is your chance.  The FAQ for authors for Honors ebooks should be available by the end of next week.  Even if you publish your ebook elsewhere you can still publish with ebooks bridge as well.

ABTA Teacher Of The Year On Facebook Soon

You can still nominate a teacher for ABTA MPP Teacher of the Year.  We have had a huge (really huge) number of applicants.  You would not believe how very passionate North American bridge students are about their teachers.   We will be putting up a new Facebook page (it is being designed right not) to honor these teachers.  We will keep you posted.  You will want to be a FAN of these very worthy people.  We will have some bio information and pictures.  We can only give one the award but we can honor all of them.

And of course MPP will be sponsoring Canadian international bridge teams for the next 4 years.  We now sponsor a book (IBPA MPP Bridge Book of the Year). a teacher (ABTA MPP Teacher of the year) and a team (Canada Master Point Press). 


Ross TaylorFebruary 20th, 2010 at 12:42 am

Excellent news Linda – you and Ray are true pioneers!

JUDY KAY-WOLFFFebruary 20th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Your offer to host other sites and then have to take the time to hop to their site (and often at much inconvenience to commentors with all the extra responsibilties that are sometimes entailed with passwsords, etc), I suggest since their remarks are made on YOUR SITE, we should be able to post our comments HERE, where you were generous enough to allow them to appear. Let their site transmit our comments back to where they originated. Why should your readers have to hop, skip and jump. Make life easier for your readers as a courtesy of responding in the non-complicated way you have always provided.

The simplification of communicating on your site is sensational as you have made it a piece of cake. Also, you have made it conducive to responding where under other conditions, some may not want to be bothered.

HowardFebruary 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 am

Dear Linda, I think your umbrella site for both resident bloggers and others is excellent, so much good stuff to dip into and read. The fact that many of today’s great players input material is wonderful. There is something for everyone, and I am in awe of your achievements. As for making it better, how much better can it get? I just love the way discussions can get going through the comment boxes, especially when people like Judy Kay and Bobby Wolff are prepared to make lengthy comments to something I might have mentioned earlier. How good is that. Anyway, I wish you all the best in your quest for improvement. Yours John Howard Gibson (aka Howard Bigot-Johnson )

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