Technicalities were my first thought for today’s post, but then I realised that memories were involved too.

Technicalities with blog posts, Twitter and Facebook

WP technicalitiesTwo irritating changes are happening around now, well, irritating to blogging authors who are supposed to be active on social media.

    1. Twitter has altered its feed requirements.  The message it sent us (on our blogs) was that from July 27, the widget feed would no longer link with hashtags and searches.  That’s the thing at the bottom that shows you my latest tweets.  As I was safely and securely connected to my own twitter feed, set up in the way they wanted, I ignored the message.  On Thursday, the feed stopped.  A quick check showed that it had deleted my twitter address.  It was only a moment to put it back in (@jemima_pett, if you want to follow me) but… why, when it was already there?  No matter.  Just check yours if you wonder where it’s gone.
    2. Facebook has announced it is no longer publicising these posts direct to my Facebook profile, only to pages, from 1 August.  In other words, I can’t post to a person, only to a business or other entity.  That’s no problem for the three dedicated sites that have their own webpages and FB pages. In fact I set them up to feed direct to the right pages long ago (In the Sharing section on WordPress).  But—I can’t send these blog posts to my Jemima Pett account on FB
      • I could do it manually, when I come online to check the post and answer questions etc.
      • I could change Jemima Pett’s profile to a page.  I’ve seen instructions on how to do that.  It might even work better for me, because (hmm) I’m not very good at accessing my FB page, as some of you well know.

But you may be in this situation too, so I thought I’d flag it up.

I thought of further technicalities to tell you, and even managed to remember what they were before I logged out!

  • I have to check my sharing set-up with Blogger, too.
  • I’m having trouble commenting, and replying to your comments.  WP did this to me before, but I hope it isn’t doing it to you too.

Memories

Hugo memories
Hugo at Haunn

It’s seven years yesterday since Hugo died.

Hugo was one of the original four guinea pigs who inspired my Princelings stories.  Hugo was the antagonist of book 1, which left me in the sorry situation of not being able to use him again.

So he got his own story as a prequel (The Traveler in Black and White).

Then he appeared in Bravo Victor.  It’s complicated, since it’s all a question of timing.

I’m really glad to say that it’s not long before I start writing him again.  I’m working on books 9 and 10, and he’s definitely in book 10.

I must remind myself to read his chapters in POTE and Traveler again before I start writing him, to make sure he hasn’t changed.

Check out this short story that’s a prequel even for Traveler, to get a feel for him when he was quite young!

 

Back to the Future? Memories and technicalities
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7 thoughts on “Back to the Future? Memories and technicalities

  • 31 July, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    I go through that commenting problem with WordPress from time to time, though it usually seems to correct itself eventually. As for Blogger – grrr! It makes me sign in nearly every time and doesn’t always accept me. A plague on both their houses!

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    • 1 August, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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      Blogger is frustrating me, because I set it to allow anyone to comment–member or not. But it will never let Mom comment, and Jemima often has trouble, too. And it stopped notifying me of new comments, so I have to remember to check manually.

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