|Nothing to do with story - just struck me as funny!|
What a week! Just when I felt I was really hitting a rhythm with HeroPress (and my reinvigorated Knight City RPG setting) , it all gets spectacularly derailed.
Rachel was off work at the start of the week with a virulent tummy bug, but when she finally went back to work on Wednesday the bug remained. In me!
I'm pretty sure I haven't felt this rough - for an extended period of time - in the last decade or so.
On the plus side, 24 hours of not eating (the longest I've gone since my extended stay in hospital - when I was in a coma) has seen me shed over three pounds since I last got on the scales.
This shock to the system has left me severely fatigued - and my normal settings are 'tired and achy' anyway - and a bit light-headed.
Then, while this was all going on, Justin (of Halls Of The Nephilim) made a passing enquiry as to whether I'd received any notifications of comment posts on HeroPress, as he hadn't been receiving them.
I'd even made a point elsewhere about how Facebook seemed to be the go-to place for comments these days as people weren't commenting on my blog like they used to.
Only, it turns out, they were!
A trip into the behind-the-scenes part of Blogger revealed almost 40 messages, dating back to last month, awaiting my okay.
Turns out Blogger has decided it's not going to alert me when people post on HeroPress anymore - despite being signed up for that service.
Which is a bugger, because I don't want to have to turn off the comment moderation yet, as a good 10 per cent of those comments were moronic spam that Blogger's own filter system had allowed through anyway.
I'm guessing this is all to do with the legal changes to privacy settings, but really...
I've now posted all the genuine comments now, and got round to replying as appropriate (as that's good netiquette), but don't know what to do about the alerts.
I've tried changing the email address that the alerts are sent to, but that doesn't seem to make any difference.
If I wasn't getting bombarded with idiotic spam, I'd just turn moderation off - and maybe I'll have to - as I really like comments on my nonsense.
Either here or on Facebook.