I thought that perhaps by switching my primary update from LJ to blogspot, in other words doing the first post there and then transferring the code over, I might work around the fact that the carry over ghosting of this blog on Goodreads is, frankly, an ugly-arsed mess. I also hoped that I could switch permanently to blogspot as my primary since LJ is so unstable as a platform and a business. I forgot that by doing this my blog’s shadow, on my website, would be totally jacked (it doesn’t like blogspot at all and puts a vast amount of space before the first image).
So, I am back to the original set up for the time being: LJ first, LJ to Goodreads and the website, Blogspot a copy of LJ code. Gooodreads looks nasty. In fact, I discovered that no matter what I do Goodreads will look nasty, their HTML requirements are far too simplistic and restrictive. So until they update their platform those of you who consume over Goodreads will have to put up with crazy weird variable sized images. Nash.
Eventually, when my website overhauls this year I will switch to Blogpot as my primary platform. I like their image handling better and they are far more stable. Don’t worry I will maintain LJ in such a way as you may not even know the difference, except that when LJ is down I won’t get all stressed about it. And hopefully, the spee at which I can upload a blog will take less time my end.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Everyday solar powered gadgets
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
What Does It Really Take to Be a Die-Hard Writer?
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Handed in to editor.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Release date November 2013. Page proofs on my desk.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions, both now available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013
Video Review of Soulless.
Quote of the Day:
“Luncheons should invariability be laid on the table as lunch, and not as dinner; that is to say, most of the dishes should be on the table and not on the sideboard.”
~ Steel & Gardiner, 1888