Whew! Yesterday was a doosie, and I want to thank everyone who came over from the website yesterday. I tried to approve your posts as fast at they came in, and already I see that some posters are able topost freely without a second approval. I really appreciate the effort that some of you guys are making. I know that changing technology isn’t the easiest thing, and I thank you for making the effort.
And since I’m talking about technology, I want to bubble a bit about something kind of cool that makes blogs more fun: avatars. If you’ve been on a blog before, you might already have one, or you might have one at one site, and not at another. Well WordPress has taken advantage of a new program application called Gravatar, which is simply an avatar that can follow you from site to site if you use the same email address. To get one, you go to their site, load a picture, and it shows up when you post. Kind of like the photos at Facebook. It helps identify you, and puts a picture to the name. http://en.gravatar.com/ I’m using my bunny family right now, but I might change it.
I do have some cool news for you about the Madison books. Some of the bunny cam pictures have hopped over to HarperTeen’s facebook site. (grin) http://www.facebook.com/pages/HarperTeen/6040643660 Go see! HarperTeen has also featured ONCE DEAD, TWICE SHY in their rolling banner at the HarperTeen site. Very cool! http://www.harperteen.com It makes me feel good to be rubbing shoulders with the movers and shakers in a new genre.
And over at Eos, they are giving away full on-line access to Vicki Pettersson’s SCENT OF SHADOWS, the first book in her Signs of the Zodiac series, so if you were thinking of picking up her books and didn’t want to take the plunge, you can do it for free for a limited time. Or, if you already are hooked, now’s your chance to get your friends hooked without risking your books not finding their way home. (Come on, you KNOW it happens! grin) http://outofthiseos.typepad.com