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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2018, 07:59:41 AM »
does the gif in my signature look too dark to go with the site title and logo?
No, I think it looks fab. I love the clouds!

I can take a look, I'm very opinionated ;)
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« Reply #91 on: September 11, 2018, 10:38:56 PM »
I think about opening one once I layed down a little more structure and got more time to write. would just write fantasy texts. short stories, previews, etc.
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« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2018, 07:20:29 AM »
Mine's not a blog but a site that I'm closely involved with as a teacher and my students absolutely love it.
It's an educational site for making flashcards online and study for exams.

Cram it is.

My students love playing the word games Stellar Speller, Jewels of Wisdom.

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2018, 10:17:49 AM »

@JMack  have you posed your blog in this thread? Was it always starlit-lands.com ?  That's a great URL to have snapped up!!!!

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« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2018, 03:05:01 PM »

@JMack  have you posed your blog in this thread? Was it always starlit-lands.com ?  That's a great URL to have snapped up!!!!

Thanks, @J.R. Darewood. I knew there was a place for it, but hadn't put in the time to look.  ::)

I've had "Tales of the Starlit Lands" in my brain for decades. I don't know why it took me so long to do something about it, but you're right -- I'm darn lucky it was available!

Watch this space for double-post.   8)


p.s., while trying to type this space, I temporarily misspelled your moniker as "J.R. Dareword". Hmmm. I like that one too.
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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2018, 03:10:29 PM »
Announcing JMack's blog: www.starlit-lands.com!

Right now, I'm re-posting stories I've written for the monthly Fantasy-Faction contest. Over the last few weeks, I've been branching out into longer stories, so soon there should material that hasn't been seen before.

I know some folks here have already checked it out. But all are welcome!  ;D Leave a comment, too, if something strikes a chord.
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« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2018, 10:27:28 PM »
Thanks for visiting and commenting @ScarletBea!
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« Reply #97 on: December 22, 2018, 11:15:06 PM »
Announcing JMack's blog: www.starlit-lands.com!

Right now, I'm re-posting stories I've written for the monthly Fantasy-Faction contest. Over the last few weeks, I've been branching out into longer stories, so soon there should material that hasn't been seen before.

I know some folks here have already checked it out. But all are welcome!  ;D Leave a comment, too, if something strikes a chord.

This is awesome! The site looks great. :)

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« Reply #98 on: December 23, 2018, 12:06:58 AM »
Earlier this month I set up a brand new blog. I figured since I talk about fantasy here,  I should have a place to discuss science fiction.
 Right now it's book reviews and opinions, but should my fiction writing take off, that'll likely change.

https://atboundarysedge.com

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2019, 08:03:47 AM »
1) Writer's Tower Blog
2) I write about my own books as well as about writing, the process, the ups, the downs, as well as my experience as a writer on this journey to spin a tale.
3) http://author.jonray.net/writers-tower-blog/
4) I started a blog for two reasons, to keep me active as a writer and to as a way to share my thoughts in the background, not often presented in my works for fiction.

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« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2019, 12:02:26 PM »
Hi guys!!!

I'm finally fixing up my website!!!
So I posted one of my short stories on the site, and I've been experimenting with ways to make it look pretty (parallax images, animated pullquotes, etc).  Here's where I really need your help.  You don't have to actually read it, but I'm trying to figure out if I should keep or cut the pullquotes and the images (eg should I make them regular images instead of parallax? is it better to make them full-width? Should I just delete them altogether?)

If you can, please take a glance here!

https://www.nerdempire.org/the-killer-10/

Also @CameronJohnston a note for you below:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I added a bit to the interview we did to reflect your upcoming release, and re-posted both on my site and on medium.  That means 1) the original URL of our interview is gone and 2) I've got links to your series page on the amazon page. 

Here's the new links to the interview:

https://www.nerdempire.org/interview-with-cameron-johnston-1/

https://medium.com/nerd-empire/interview-with-cameron-johnston-author-of-the-age-of-tyranny-series-8a3aeb95c047

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« Reply #101 on: January 16, 2019, 12:45:12 PM »
@J.R. Darewood:

I have no idea what you mean here by parallax, but...

I like the images a lot and they really add to the visual experience of the web page. I also like the idea of the quote pop-out, thought this particular one is, of course, gross. But only one makes no sense. I’d put one at or near the very top as a teaser to build interest, one in the middle, and one nearer the end.

Meanwhile, I guess I should actually read the story, huh?  ;)
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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #102 on: January 16, 2019, 01:35:28 PM »
@J.R. Darewood:

I have no idea what you mean here by parallax, but...

I like the images a lot and they really add to the visual experience of the web page. I also like the idea of the quote pop-out, thought this particular one is, of course, gross. But only one makes no sense. I’d put one at or near the very top as a teaser to build interest, one in the middle, and one nearer the end.

Meanwhile, I guess I should actually read the story, huh?  ;)

Thanks for checking it out!  Parallax is when the images move as you scroll down the page (assuming I did things right, the second image does this but not the first). I also added animations to the pullquotes so that they fly in from one side or the other. I was just worried it might be too much and feel distracting/tacky as opposed to just having the image stay in place.

Hmmm maybe I should have used a more innocuous quote instead of  "Coffee faded from his mind as the all-consuming urge to shit took over."
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« Reply #103 on: January 16, 2019, 02:10:23 PM »
I don’t think the parallax or fly in worked on my iPhone.
I’ll check on a full browser.
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« Reply #104 on: January 16, 2019, 03:36:27 PM »
Hi guys!!!

I'm finally fixing up my website!!!
So I posted one of my short stories on the site, and I've been experimenting with ways to make it look pretty (parallax images, animated pullquotes, etc).  Here's where I really need your help.  You don't have to actually read it, but I'm trying to figure out if I should keep or cut the pullquotes and the images (eg should I make them regular images instead of parallax? is it better to make them full-width? Should I just delete them altogether?)

If you can, please take a glance here!

https://www.nerdempire.org/the-killer-10/

Also @CameronJohnston a note for you below:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I added a bit to the interview we did to reflect your upcoming release, and re-posted both on my site and on medium.  That means 1) the original URL of our interview is gone and 2) I've got links to your series page on the amazon page. 

Here's the new links to the interview:

https://www.nerdempire.org/interview-with-cameron-johnston-1/

https://medium.com/nerd-empire/interview-with-cameron-johnston-author-of-the-age-of-tyranny-series-8a3aeb95c047

I don’t think the parallax or fly in worked on my iPhone.
I’ll check on a full browser.

Yeah, you can only see the effects on a webpage.  I think @Eclipse actually has read the story in book form, I'd be curious what you think of the images and whatnot at a glance.