January 20, 2016

Answer: What's This Called Again?

First up, a fresh new post at I Are Writer!

I Are Writer!
Secondly, the question to the answer of, "What's this called again?", is, "I never said what it was in the first place."

Seriously though, the immediate issue that has cropped up with the not-so-new-but-definitely-retooled-Father-Nature's-Corner, is uniformity. To whit: at I Are Writer!, every single blog post will have the same three words, with only the date being changed the weekly basis. I would like to do this same for this one, but I'm a bit stuck on what to use....Aha! Just came up with the perfect phrase to use while I was writing this paragraph. Three cheers and a tiger for me (as Smokie the Genie would say)!

In other briefly assorted weekly news, of which a very small smidgen can be found at my other blog (of which you can leave a comment here for), I decided a few weeks ago to update/refresh my business cards. For those of you are new here, and that means since 2009 or so, this is what my business card initially looked like:


Over the years, I tweaked the blog addy and title, added a Facebook page, but basically kept the design the same. Since I decided that 2016 would be the year that I would get more serious about my writing, I decide to shake things up with my business card. Thus, it now looks like this:


In addition to changing the background, I removed the title of my general blog (but changed the addy), changed my Facebook addy, and put the addy of both book blogs on the back side). I tried to make it a little less cluttered, and I would like to think that I've succeeded.

Finally, another small irritating feature I found about with Tumblr. They do not have an immediate save/draft mode like you have on Blogger. As you well know, if you have a Blogger blog,  you can have your draft post perpetually saved, either manually or automatically. That way, if your browser inexplicably says "F.U. I'm gonna throw a temper tantrum and lock you out", you won't lose what you spent oh, I don't know, thirty-five minutes writing. With Tumblr, you either have to wait it out, or copy/paste to a blank document, then nuke your browser (#1, open up Windows Task Manager; #2 Under the tab Processes, look for the image name iexplore.exe that has the most memory being used, #3, click on it; #4 click on End Process; #5, click yes).

Nuking your browser makes everything pretty much A-Ok. Same process works with Chrome or Firefox. That is, if you have a computer running on Windows. Do not what the process is with Apple, but I'm betting it's the same.

(c) 2016 BOOKS BY G.B. MILLER. All Rights Reserved.

18 comments:

  1. Looks like you stole Captain America's business card!

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    1. No, I didn't steal them, I creatively acquired them. :D

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  2. Your new cards look sharp! Very professional.
    I don't even trust the draft-save of Blogger. I write and format all of my posts in Word first.

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    1. Thanks. Vistaprint usually does a pretty good job.

      Word is pretty good for what ails ya. I find that I lose something in the translation from pasting from Word, but that's just me. Whatever works best for ya is what you should keep doing.

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  3. Tiger Lily I think- I haven't worked on a card in ages... good job!

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    1. Actually, it's a good answer, but I was talking more about the title of the blog post than the actual picture.

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  4. Very patriotic card! I look forward to reading those posts.

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    1. Thanks. I've had my older ones for about 5 years, so I thought it would be a good idea to freshen them up.

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  5. Ugh, you know you have a nasty glitch when you need to open up Task Manager. That's always bad news.

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    1. As a rule, IE11 is notorious for memory suckage of types, shapes and sizes. I don't get it as much with Chrome or Firefox, but IE makes me want pull what little hair I have out. Not only does suck on memory, it's great for freezing your computer as well.

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    1. And sometimes it's Greek to me as well.

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  7. So, are you interested in a bit of constructive feedback? I like the cards fine. And I like your covers fine. But the two don't seem to go together... like the person who is going to find the flag appealing seems more likely than most to NOT be looking for sexy, which your covers are. I'm not sure how varied the other writing you do is, but I do see a bit of conflict between these two things.

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    1. Constructive feedback is fine and dandy. I would have to agree about the potential conflict between the two. But the way I see it, at least for the moment, the new business card allows me to gracefully plug myself w/o offending people. Sad part of my life is that I work in a moderately hyper-PC environment, so I have to tread a fine line in how I promote myself. So the practice I get pimping myself at work, I apply in the real world.

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  8. I dig the business card. Ours has cartoons on it, so that people will know we're adult children. Also, to echo what Alex said, we compose all of our posts in Word and then just paste them when we're done.

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    1. I did that for a brief time, but I had some formatting/compatibility issues when it came to transferring from point B to point A.

      I may start doing that again, but will probably use WordPad or NotePad, since formatting is almost non-existent on both.

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  9. I like the new business card, it looks professional and interesting without really giving away any real information about you, other than contact details, which I think is probably what you wanted?

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    1. Thanks.

      In a way, yes. It'll allow me to pimp myself w/o creating any preconceived notions about who I am or what I write.

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