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Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #105 on: January 17, 2019, 08:46:39 AM »
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

Ooh, very swish! I like it. Thanks for the update - I've updated the link on my website :)

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« Reply #106 on: January 17, 2019, 10:15:53 AM »
I meant to add my website/blog about a year ago but forgot. I write about the themes behind my fantasy, and seem to be doing something a bit different from other writers (at least the ones I've seen) and I'm not yet sure whether that's good or not, but more people are visiting.

My tagline is nonfiction to show you other worlds—fiction to take you there.

My latest article, Tarot & Me, has been my most popular so far. You can see the website here https://www.nedmarcus.com.

Offline Aldarion

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« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2020, 07:01:00 PM »
1) Military Fantasy.

2) Basically, sharing my research on fantasy in military, as well as analysing and (over)analysing presentation of warfare in (medieval) fantasy - currently mostly focused on Lord of the Rings.

3) https://militaryfantasy.home.blog/

4) Decided to share my research and thoughts.

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« Reply #108 on: January 09, 2020, 07:41:44 PM »
1) Military Fantasy.

2) Basically, sharing my research on fantasy in military, as well as analysing and (over)analysing presentation of warfare in (medieval) fantasy - currently mostly focused on Lord of the Rings.

3) https://militaryfantasy.home.blog/

4) Decided to share my research and thoughts.

Hey @Eclipse weren't you looking for military fantasy?
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #109 on: May 31, 2020, 09:15:06 PM »
I'm trying to relaunch my old book review website this summer, and it has a new domain -- though the change is minor. I have close to 100 reviews imported over from the old site, so if you want to peruse my thoughts from five or so years ago, have at it. I'm sure many, if not most of them, are crap indeed.

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Offline Christopher C. Fuchs

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« Reply #110 on: June 08, 2020, 04:33:17 PM »
1. @AnneLyle said it best: “authorial presence on the web” is a must.

2. Originally about my writing aspirations, now (thankfully) about actual releases and events. Although, the pandemic killed the events I had planned for this year, a real bummer because I had just finished a rapid release of 3 novels from October 2019 to February 2020…but I digress…

3. https://EarthpillarBooks.com

4. Like most, to try to get exposure and spread the word. A handy tip I read early on was that your own website is safer real estate than much of the social media, where the rules keep shifting to suit the needs of algorithms and advertising dollars. Also, I’m making plans to expand into hypertext and interactives so that my world can be explored online with lots of visuals and text. My own website is the best place to do it methinks.
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« Reply #111 on: June 09, 2020, 08:23:59 PM »
So,are you guys all tech savvy enough to create your own blog?
Or are there any easy templates for non techies to begin?
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Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« Reply #112 on: June 09, 2020, 08:31:28 PM »
I know @Peat uses Blogspot (speaking of which, I got used to daily posts ;D)
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« Reply #113 on: June 09, 2020, 08:42:30 PM »
So,are you guys all tech savvy enough to create your own blog?
Or are there any easy templates for non techies to begin?

I use Wordpress.com (not Wordpress.org, which is more for people with coding skills). They have a ton of templates. For what I didn't find intuitive, their learning resources are very good and there are a lot of other online resources because Wordpress is widespread. I pay for a business level version and have expedited access to their help staff, who are awesome.

Later I found Beaver Builder, which is a Wordpress plug-in that makes building and customizing pages even easier/faster. I recommend the Wordpress/Beaver Builder combo if you want a full suite of website stuff. If you just want a simple and free blog, there are lots of options including at Wordpress, Wix, Blogger, Blogspot, and many others.

Here's my site if you want to get an idea of different layouts and features: https://earthpillarbooks.com/
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« Reply #114 on: June 09, 2020, 08:45:29 PM »
I use WordPress,with subscription paid to get a personal domain name. My blogs a little basic, but it's easy to use. My only issue is that a recent update removed spellcheck.
Blog: https://atboundarysedge.com

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« Reply #115 on: June 09, 2020, 09:16:43 PM »
So,are you guys all tech savvy enough to create your own blog?
Or are there any easy templates for non techies to begin?

I know @Peat uses Blogspot (speaking of which, I got used to daily posts ;D)

Yeah, I just opened an account on blogspot, dumped a few widgets in, and started writing. It's solid.

Also it's nice to know you're not the only person hectoring me for most blog posts :P
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« Reply #116 on: June 10, 2020, 04:50:04 AM »
So,are you guys all tech savvy enough to create your own blog?
Or are there any easy templates for non techies to begin?

I started out with Wordpress.com, but now I've switched to Wordpress.org for various reasons. There's less limitations, and hosting/domain packages are cheaper and better through .org than .com.
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