Yesterday (2/18), I decided to perform another installment of migrating myself from my personal Facebook page to my public Facebook page. So the first thing I did was to take advantage of the new "call to arms" button that they added to all the business pages, by creating a "shop now" button for people to purchase my modest output of books.
And like most new things that I try for the 1st time, I had issues setting it up. Every time I added my Books by G.B. Miller addy, Facebook would give me an error message. So after having no luck using IE11, I moved to Chrome and still had the same problem, although I did get a more specific error message. I gave it some very tiny thought, then decided to experiment by putting in my Tumblr book blog addy. Imagine not to my surprise, it took the Tumblr addy without a problem.
So apparently the fact that my Blogger book blog addy is still in Facebook jail (went hardcore about a two years ago pimping my commercial debut) is preventing me from using it as a direct link to that "shop now" button. Which in my opinion sucks major giraffe testicles.
I really didn't want to use the Tumblr addy for "shop now" button link, as it would require people to click on way too many links to get from there to my Blogger book blog. So, I did the next best thing: I added the link to Cedar's Mountain. Now before you start telling me that I made a faux paux, let me tell you that I did no such thing. If you click on the link, the one and only post that pops up describes all four books that I have out, each one complete with a very short background dump plus direct purchase links.
I'm not a proponent of blanket censorship, only very selective common sense censorship (and most of you know I have a very high tolerance of strange stuff). And the one thing that absolutely pisses me off, is when someone who isn't me labels a benign link of mine as suspicious, which in turn prevents me from using it on a given website.
So a happy camper I am not today. I don't like it when I finally decide to take a specific action on something after waffling about it for a few months, only to have an annoying semi-permanent glitch pop up to rain on my parade, or as Judge Judy would famously titled her memoir about her time in family court, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.
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