I have a couple of technical questions, relating to Blogger and cross-posting material to other platforms:
(a) I'm having issues with cutting and pasting links from HeroPress into Google+, it no longer picks up the pictures associated with the post (I get two choices, either my avatar or the cartoon at the foot of my blog, but never any of the pictures from the post).Neither of these are major issues - although not being able to get my post pictures to show up on Google+ is very annoying (especially when it's a very visual post like yesterday's Chin Scratcher with all the great pictures +Chirine ba Kal let me use from his blog).
Does anyone have any idea why it's doing this and, more importantly, suggestions to make it STOP doing this and allow me to post the relevant pictures?
(b) I'm signed up to Feedly (massive thank you to +Timothy Brannan for pointing me in that direction, it is a brilliant blog aggregator), but I've noticed some other blog posts only post up the first few paragraphs then have a message saying, words to the effect of, "to read the rest click here to go to the blog".
How does one go about setting up that facility? I'm guessing it's something I have to adjust - somehow - on Blogger, but I don't have the first clue as to how to proceed!
Ultimately, Blogger is a free platform (I experimented with a paid-for blog address and we all know how that crashed and burned), so I'm not complaining. I just want to make the best use of what's available.
While tinkering around trying to find a solution to this picture issue, I have integrated the comments on HeroPress with Google+ to see how that shapes out. I know when this facet was first introduced to Blogger a lot of bloggers were concerned it would dissuade comments from people with Google+ accounts.
If this turns out to be the case on HeroPress, I'll revert to the old comment forms, but I do like having all the comments - from here and any cross-postings to Google+ - all in one place.
HeroPress has now been at its new address for just over six months and generally things seem to be going well. This last weekend, the site broke into the Top 50 of the Comic Blog Elite (still a long way from the halcyon days when HeroPress.Net was an occasional Top Five site, though, back in 2012!).
This 'new' site has attracted more than 116,000 unique hits in six months and 97 followers in my Band Of Brothers And Sisters (although I have a sneaky feeling that Google is trying to phase out the Google Friend Connect widget in favour of its sprawling Google+ network).