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Last post Author Topic: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!  (Read 184113 times)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #625 on: July 29, 2013, 10:06:01 AM »
I don't understand where all these subscribers to my Wordpress blog are coming from. It's been up less than two days and I have ten subscribers... not complaining, just surprised.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #626 on: July 29, 2013, 02:27:02 PM »
Perry and 4wd, check out this screenshot of the blog landing page:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #627 on: July 29, 2013, 02:53:16 PM »
Perry, I've emailed you the promised personalized epub and mobi of the book. You receive special acknowledgment on the epigraph page:

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4wd, what do you want written for your name? (PM me)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #628 on: July 29, 2013, 04:09:06 PM »
Nice work with the site :)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #629 on: July 29, 2013, 04:26:53 PM »
@K - your blog page at blogspot seems to have gone missing:

Screenshot from 2013-07-29 17:25:53.pngSci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #630 on: July 29, 2013, 06:21:43 PM »
Took the Blogger blog down this afternoon. Culled its content and put what I wanted to keep on williambryanmiller.com, as well as some new material.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #631 on: July 29, 2013, 06:23:56 PM »
Kyrathaba Rising has made its way to the Kobo bookstore.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #632 on: July 29, 2013, 06:34:26 PM »
Took the Blogger blog down this afternoon. Culled its content and put what I wanted to keep on williambryanmiller.com, as well as some new material.

You might have wanted to (want to?  Don't know if you can start it up) keep it up for a while to point to the new location.  As a redirect for people who came there (Like 40 :))

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #633 on: July 29, 2013, 06:49:07 PM »
I only had two members, and they were wife and father, who never looked at the blog :(  Shouldn't inconvenience anyone.

Re: >> Nice work with the site, @wraith: thanks!

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #634 on: July 29, 2013, 06:54:06 PM »
I only had two members, and they were wife and father, who never looked at the blog :(  Shouldn't inconvenience anyone.

Re: >> Nice work with the site, @wraith: thanks!

Just because you only had two members doesn't mean you only had two visitors.  Never underestimate the power of previous visits to a site.  I'd think even a visit was worth more than maintaining a one page free blog ;)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #635 on: July 29, 2013, 06:57:57 PM »
You're probably right. Guess I jumped the gun. Its just: the Wordpress looks so much better, I felt embarrassed by the Blogger look/feel.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #636 on: July 29, 2013, 07:07:47 PM »
Don't keep your same look and feel... you can even use SCC to copy the header from Wordpress and use that as the banner on you blogger site.  And all you have to do is have a blurb about you moved, and this is the new address.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #637 on: July 29, 2013, 07:43:43 PM »
By the way, I suggest you remove one of the search boxes.

Either remove from sidebar

Appearance --->Widgets ... In the sidebar (right side of page) click on dropdown of the search widget and delete

or remove from the header

Appearance ---> Suffusion Options, then, Sidebars--->Right Header Widgets, choose to hide the search

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #638 on: July 29, 2013, 07:49:59 PM »
^ Good observation, rgdot. Did so.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #639 on: July 30, 2013, 05:55:53 PM »
Can't believe this: blog's up 3 days and I've got 20 members already?

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #640 on: July 30, 2013, 08:34:27 PM »
A slight critique on one item of your site:

2013-07-31 11_28_45-About me - William Bryan Miller - Pale Moon.png

Please don't automatically assume everyone has a 4k pixel wide display and/or that they always run their browser at full resolution.

It's even worse on a mobile where it obscures a higher percentage of the screen.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 08:55:56 PM by 4wd, Reason: Too many even\'s :/ »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #641 on: July 30, 2013, 08:58:00 PM »
See if it's more to your liking now, 4wd. I made it floating, and 110 pixels narrower.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #642 on: July 30, 2013, 09:18:12 PM »
Not really, floating menus that you can't get rid of are one reason to avoid a site AFAIAC.

ie. It obscures content, which is what I visit a site for - if I have to keep scrolling around just to read what's under something that really doesn't need to be there, then I won't go to that site.

Is there really anything wrong with a button at the top and bottom?

I know it's only my view, (and to be honest I don't visit blog sites anyway), but in the end you are trying to promote your book/writing which kind of makes it commercial - and very rarely have I seen any commercial site that willingly obscures what they're trying to sell.

2013-07-31 12_20_29-About me - William Bryan Miller - Pale Moon.png

And it's actually bigger now. :)
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« Reply #643 on: July 30, 2013, 09:29:10 PM »
Ok. Tomorrow I'll replace it with a simple hyperlink

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« Reply #644 on: July 30, 2013, 09:59:13 PM »
You can have a contact form in the side bar using the same plugin (or move the floating one to top right of the page)

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« Reply #645 on: July 30, 2013, 10:02:06 PM »
Good idea.

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« Reply #646 on: July 31, 2013, 02:23:24 PM »
How's it look now, 4wd? The contact slide-out form is at the very top-right, where it won't block written content.

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« Reply #647 on: July 31, 2013, 02:37:43 PM »
Again, stunned at the frequency of ppl joining the blog; up for 72 hours and 27 members already? Where are these ppl coming from? Most of them have outlook.com email addresses...

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« Reply #648 on: July 31, 2013, 02:50:05 PM »
Again, stunned at the frequency of ppl joining the blog; up for 72 hours and 27 members already? Where are these ppl coming from? Most of them have outlook.com email addresses...

Could be the reason you have Akisimet, unfortunately. :(  I have pages of members, but the only ones that I know are you, Ath, and one other person. :(

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« Reply #649 on: July 31, 2013, 03:15:36 PM »
I mean, that's fine -- great, even, I suppose. Bloggers need subscribers, right? I'm just surprised at how quickly -- that's averaging 9 new members per day. I emailed Perry to see if he could help me on another issue. I have a few people wanting signed printed copies of my book. I spent two frustrating hours on CreateSpace the other night. Everything was fine but I could not get the cover image for the jacket to suit them.