Monday, May 31, 2010

All hail Blogger... or not?

Well, I had postponed setting up a blog as long as possible. In fact, I was planning to wait until I had an offer of representation for my novel, but in a hopeful gesture of positiveness, I set it up anyway.

I began with Blogger. The templating was a real nightmare. I switched to Wordpress, spent another day building up the template. Then I figure the vast majority of the writing community is subscribed to Blogger, and using WordPress might hurt the potential exposure.

I switched back to Blogger, but because Google can't be arsed to provide proper documentation, it took me two days to template the blog to make it appear seamless with the rest of the site... &!$d%^&$%# Believe it or not, it took me a few hours to figure out how to change the color of the little triangle thingie in the Archive widget. I could have removed it, since, well... I have no content, thus no archive to provide. HOWEVER, I am so stubborn and hard headed, I can't give up when I try to do something. So I did! HA!

The forums aren't going up until I find an agent, because dropping 400$ for a vBulletin publishing suite would be a very stupid investment in the event I never get published (and I will never say those words again. STAY POSITIVE!).

The rest of the site still has a few typos here and there, but I shall hunt these down to extinction.

If you happen to come across broken links or obvious errors, don't hesitate to let me know (e-mail or comment section!).