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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Are You Missing Out On The Full HeroPress Experience?


If you're looking at HeroPress through an aggregator (e.g. Feedly) or via social media (such as Google+ and Facebook) then you're not getting the full picture.

The chances are you're reacting to a single image (usually the top one, but sometimes chosen seemingly at random by the particular software).

While a few articles on the site revolve around a single image (e.g. the always popular Wonder Woman Wednesday), other picture-features boast a half-dozen or more pictures (e.g. the fortnightly Retro Comic Book Cover Gallery, the quarterly Supergirl Sunday, the monthly Pictorial Phantasamagoria etc)

You also won't see any embedded video clips, trailers etc or more than the first few lines (if that) of the text of the article.

HeroPress is designed, primarily, to be read as a blog on a PC or laptop.

That said, feedback is welcome in whatever forum you find my witterings. Even a jolly "+1" on Google+ or a "Like" on Facebook makes me smile (and feel I'm not totally wasting my life).

But please visit the full site to sample the 'added value' if you have time.

You never know, you might find something of interest...

I regularly tweak the layout in small and subtle ways, but the current layout is my favourite by far and is likely to remain this way for the foreseeable future.

The left-hand side of the page features numerous widgets heralding the latest posts by other bloggers you should be reading; links to pages on HeroPress (which are often, themselves, catalogues of links to thematic reviews, e.g. episodes of Supernatural, Daredevil, Merlin etc); the top ten posts of the week, the month and all time; and then feeds highlightling recent posts on HeroPress on key subjects (from my new-found hobby of baking through old favourites likes Star Wars and Star Trek to comic books and RPG pieces).

Below these is my pull list of comic books (either current or forthcoming) that I'm interested in.

And right at the bottom (for the moment, as they haven't been updated for over a year - due to real life getting in the way) are links to Rachel's two blogs - Miniatures Make Me Happy  and A Life In A Suitcase.

Meanwhile, the right-hand column of HeroPress has the traditional blog archive; as well as links to Alice's Facebook page; certain enduring articles (such as the superhero movie schedule for the next few years; and the celebration of the site's eighth anniversary); a link to Monster Island News, which I occasionally contribute to; and links to pieces about the Tuesday Knights' current RPG campaign (The Chronicles of Cidri, using the Heroes & Other Worlds rules system)

There's also an array of current film and TV trailers that I'm excited about, and comic book art work pinpointing titles I'm particularly fond of.

All articles on HeroPress are  heavily tagged. If you are so inclined to find out what else I've written on the same subject, you can just click the relevant tag,.

Alternately, you can visit the vast 'tag pool' at the bottom of the page to see all the subjects I've written about over the years (and which I've written most about).

The site is a maze of 'rabbit warrens' that can take you on a journey of exploration through the deep recesses of the HeroPress pop culture experience - and out into the broader Interwebz - if you let it.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you. I noticed about a month ago that people who saw the Cave of Cool on their phones were also getting one tenth of the great stuff on my page. The images, the comments, the color, the fun.

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    1. And that's where the magic happens.

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