My humble site / blog is coming together really well. Slowly but surely, yep, but it's starting to feel more like home. I'm still making sure I get used to not expecting clicks, shares, or conversations, which was my conditioning at various social media sites through the years. Mastodon is doing a terrific job of helping me "heal", but Tumblr -- for all of its fun loopiness and amazing art -- is falling fast behind. Stats when it comes to the notes for each post remind me way too much of Twitter, and I've reported and blocked way too many accounts there that aren't even spam bots.
Anyway, I made sure to add the blogs I follow over there to my reading list here on Blogger, so I don't fall behind on their updates, and I can still swing by and read their posts as a guest and not a user. In brief, I've decided to delete my Tumblr account at the end of this month. I'm only waiting for my recent posts there to show up on my Goodreads blog space to make sure they're still going through, so I can put up a final message, wait for it to show up on Goodreads, and then delete my account once and for all.
I've been tweaking this space for a bit now, and the pages are coming back up when I used to dislike creating them in the past. Folks will just have to be okay with text and links on my book list page instead of an image-heavy list with book covers and so on. I've got well over thirty books published so far, and that number's not going to stop anytime soon. I've also just tried setting up a static home page, and I was reminded of why I disliked doing something like that before. It's great in theory where I'm coming from, but actual practice isn't as encouraging.
Maybe I'm just too fussy for my own good, but there it is.
EDIT: My site's appearance has also undergone a few changes as I tested out various looks in hopes of making this place look a touch professional. But the problem is that I'm really big on old school looks like the relic that I am, but they're simple enough while lacking all the pretty and shiny. As long as people who visit my space don't run into problems navigating their way around, all's well. I guess that should be my motto: Relic and proud of it!
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