As you all probably have seen by now, the format of the notes for BSF has changed. I would like to get your thoughts as to what you like and what you didn’t like about the changes.
I’ll go first: did not like the scripture references being footnoted. I found myself flipping back and forth to see what BSF was quoting and in the process it interrupted the flow of what the notes were trying to convey. I struggled to remember what I had just read in those flipping moments and found myself re-reading a lot.
Didn’t like how a lot was in bold. That was distracting to the eye as well while I was reading. Plus, when things are in bold, the eye tends to just read the bold and skip over the rest. I found myself constantly fighting this reaction.
Never been a fan of the boxes and charts. I tend to gloss over those. That may be just me.
And I didn’t like the pull-out boxes of what BSF had just said repeated in gray boxes. I tend to not read those either.
Does anyone read footnotes in books? No, not really. I fear the same here. Now that the scripture references are footnoted I believe less people will look them up. A shame, really. It makes it seem as if it is “extra”, which it is, but the deeper learning aspect has been buried it seems. It just seemed easier to me to look up the passage while I was reading–not after the fact.
Loved the content as always. Great stuff and learned a bunch. Just not crazy about the changes. It’s a bit more work it seems to me.
Please comment below on what you liked and didn’t like.