I had a ton of questions submitted from last week, so we are doing this in two parts today. This is part II, part I was published earlier today.
A: Content comes first. Work on that content. You could have the prettiest blog on the www and if you content sucks, no one is going to read it. They might look and admire --- but like my granny always says, beauty gets old, dumb is forever. Ok, that was a little harsh...but work on the content first and then wrap it in a pretty package.
A: HTML interprets the & symbol as &
It is a very common problem, and basically blogger's COMPOSE mode is a WSYWYG program, "What You See Is What You Get"
That means it takes what you type and turns it into HTML. The Blogger compose mode is not as sophisticated as some advanced WYSYG program and the & symbol is where you can see that lack of sophistication. You should avoid using symbols, even the - & "" symbol in titles, because it will interpret them as the HTML symbolic code. Check out this post and you can see what are considered symbols.
There is really nothing much you can do about it, hopefully blogger will update their WYSWYG and eradicate the problem.
A: From what I can tell, there is now way to alphabetize you GFC followers.
A: Unfortunatly this will happen. I put in my review policy that I don't guarantee a review even if I accepted the book. But, I try very hard to NOT let this happen. But, you can't read them all and I don't review books if I haven't gotten more than halfway through it. Politeness says email the author and say I am unable to review the book. Another idea would be to give the book away in a giveaway, so maybe someone else can read it and review it.
If the book is destroyed (your dog ate it) I would email the author and let them know. They might offer to send you another one.
A: SQUEE is an expression of excitment or great happiness. It is actually not a book blogger phrase - but a comic/gamer phrase. It's origins are actually thought to come from comics. And excited comic character would have a SQUEE! to denote excitment. The origins are actually thought to come from a comic called SQUEE! but that is not verified.
And if you want to get more into it, SQUEE! has now progressed into a fangirl expression. In it's correct usage you would SQUEE! when you find out exciting news regarding something you are a fan of, i.e. "Nake pics of Alexander Skarsgård! SQUEE!!!!"
I'm sorry that it annoys you, but since facial expressions, happy dances and voice inflections are usually barred from the internet, we must express our happiness in some way. Fangirls go for the SQUEE!
A:I usually mark them on goodreads as DNF and I do not review them if I didn't get considerably into the book. But, if I have read more than half I will write a quick review on why I didn't like it.
A: Three to Four months is the going time period that I've noticed. Sometimes there will be ARCs way in advanced but, from my experience 3 to 4 months in advance.
A: I use a style div or I use a blockquote. I did a previous BB101 on blockquotes here. See question #3.
That's it folks. Talk Less. Read More. Happy Thusday.
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