I’ve followed Umbreen for months but shamefacedly, I can’t say much for Umbreen’s blog except: all ye nerds and nerd-friends, proceed to read her blog (after reading this post please). Because I somehow unknowingly dropped her from my follow list for goodness knows how long.
In her award response and nomination post here, her nom for this blog reads:
So it’s been a while since I started the cross-posting experiments using ifttt recipes I created. From the resolution of the last loopy fiasco to-date, the results are not shout atop Taniquetil worthy, but there are bright spots. Mostly, my post activity has been the Middle-earth imagery posts crosspost from tumblr to wordpress and twitter, so the observations might be somewhat biased. Continue reading →
Putting this up for anyone interested in CONTROL and cross-posting. So yes, OCD-complexioned deuce that I am, ima still puttering around with the idea of cross-posting, but with focus on control in my hands.
Having donned my tiny logic-debugging cap, I realised the idea of multi-platform cross-posting is not an impossible dream.
Note: much apologies to blog followers who may get multiple duplicate posts for a bit as I straighten this out.
Ingrate. That’s me. Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask: do I ask for too much of technology, of social media, of internet people? (Not the last, in all seriousness. I’m well aware people are the problem, like Ms Dodson, despite the Stockholm Syndrome induced affection she developed for Mr. Constantine that has somewhat disabused her of that key existential tenet.)
A quick update on the cross-platform post sharing experiment mentioned here.
Twitter works a treat, but for some confounding reason, google+ refuses to sharr the post publicly.
The archaic (and immensely unhelpful) logic requires the post to be deleted and reposted. An utter unsurprise then, to me, to find the root cause seems to be my poor decision making in deciding to select share with groups when setting up the share.
When I started on the Silm notations, I mentioned that I was following the schedule of the read-along happening on tumblr to help keep me on track. But, unlike the read-along’s exclusive focus on the main text, I had intended to go book cover to book cover, starting with the foreword and preface, and concluding with my own map of the story flow in the Silm. I expected to have a notation post, and at least one content discussion post every week of the read-along. And it seemed like I had all the time in the world to make the schedule, and keep to my plan. But if there’s one thing to learn from the book, it’s that things do not go according to plan, no matter one’s station. Universal entropy is the greatest existential equilizer.