Have you ever come upon a situation that made you stop and say to yourself, ‘what to do?’ I’m not talking about a serious problem more one of confusion.
As you’ve probably already guessed, this isn’t going to be a post about books but more about this and that book-related. It’s one of those posts where I’ve been pondering things and would love your opinions and suggestions.
My first dilemma deals with Gmail and not being organized.
I’ve used Gmail since I began blogging in 2009. I noticed recently that I’ve used up 47% of my 15GB. I realized that I have emails from guest posts and tours that date back to 2009 saved in my Gmail folders.
How long do you keep emails? What about emails dealing with guest posts and tours?
I try to clean out my inbox daily, but I do a poor job of it. I leave items to go back to the next day or the next and then … well you know how that goes.
Okay, once you’ve downloaded the material from an email, how long do you keep that information? I create a folder for each day’s blog post. In that folder, I put the word document(s) and photos that make the post, as well as a copy of what the post actually says. I write everything out before I type it into blogger. I put the day’s folder into a folder for the month that it posts and then that folder into a year folder. So, if you click on folder 2016 you’ll see 12 folders, one for each month of the year. If you click on folder December 2016 Authors, you’ll see a folder for each day I posted.
Can you see where this is going? I have folders dating back to 2013 on my computer. I would have had them back to 2009 but my old computer crashed and those earlier files are still on the old hard drive. Do I need to keep them longer than a year?
My next issue deals with blogger. I know, I hear your groans already. I used to use Windows Live Writer to prepare and schedule my posts. Since it no longer works, I prepare the post in blogger. I can’t size my photos other than small, medium, etc. and I don’t know how to link them to a site. I’ve lucked up a couple of times where you could click on a photo and it take you to another site but I don’t know how I did it. That happens when you try about 10 or 15 different things and then finally give up and something works.
Do you use a special program to prepare your post for blogger? How do you link photos to a site in blogger? Is there any way to size photos in blogger other than small, medium, etc.?
I’ve thought about changing over to WordPress, but that’s a lot to change over. Besides, I’m not overjoyed with WordPress at the moment. I use WordPress for MC Book Tours.
I like WordPress for the most part except for its fonts. Maybe it’s because I’m currently using the free WordPress with a free template, but I can’t select the fonts I want to use when I prepare a post. I can only select from Paragraph, Heading 1-6, and Preformatted.
How can you pick the font you want to use when you’re writing your post in WordPress?
Now that I’ve asked for your thoughts and suggestions on all these questions, I’m going to do a bit of shameless promoting.
MC Book Tours currently has one book tour underway and preparing for two upcoming tours.
Author William Michael Davidson is on tour with his novel, THE REMNANT (which was released yesterday by Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C.). You can check out his tour schedule HERE. Follow along each day and enter the giveaway to win a copy of his book. The tour ends Feb. 22. Don’t let the genre stop you from checking out the book I think you’ll be surprised by what you find.
The next upcoming tour is for author Maria Santomasso-Hyde’s HE GAVE ME BARN CATS. This novel will be released March 14 by Dancing Lemur Press. The tour will run March 7 – 21. You can read more about this charming story HERE as well as sign up to participate in the tour.
The next tour features author Hank Quense’s novel, CREATING STORIES. This writing resource book will be released April 1 by Strange World Publishing. The tour will run March 20 – April 14. To learn more about Hank’s book and to sign up to participate in the tour, click HERE.
If you have a book coming out, be sure and check out the services offered at MC Book Tours.
Okay, now that you’ve read my ramblings PLEASE share your thoughts and suggestions. Do I keep all the old emails and folders? How can I size photos in Blogger and add links to them? How do you change fonts in WordPress? What problems are you having?