A little bit of work, a little goofing off

I managed a bunch of work on future Lisa Burton Radio posts. I have things in the works from the first questionnaire being sent out, to a final version that will go live Thursday. There are multiple exchanges between those bookends, and Lisa has some great guests coming up.

I wrote and sent off a requested guest post. This is more for me than my host. I get to promote the 99¢ sale for The Playground. I only noticed today that the dates I chose are from the 7th to the 11th. After that it goes back to its regular price. Seven and eleven, no superstition going on around here. No siree.

I wrote a fun Lisa Burton post, complete with new artwork that will go live tomorrow morning. WordPress is pissing me off with this one. This seems to be a random thing, but if I include a picture in a post, everything south of the picture doesn't format correctly.

I want a paragraph, followed by a space. Seems pretty simple doesn't it? WordPress insists that I don't really want my white space in the post. I've run it through both editors, multiple times, and it looks worse now than when I started. Now it looks like there isn't any spacing above the picture either.

The funny thing is that it looks perfect in the editor. It looks incorrect in the preview. Tune in tomorrow to see what fun surprises WordPress has in store for me. If I get up early enough, it may accept some edits after it posts live.

Funny, after writing this far, I see it's doing something similar for everything south of the link to my book sale. I wind up with a strange arrowhead and a tiny little tab after the link. I'll fix it, but I must check to see if it works correctly.

Karen posted my three quotes on her blog today. I have a hard time talking about myself. Ask me about my books, plot, characters, and I'm golden. Ask me to be myself, and I freeze. I'm glad she gave me a few days to come up with something reasonably intelligent.

We went to the new Captain America movie this afternoon. It's almost pure action, but there are some decent character moments in there too. Scarlet Johannsen changed her hair color on me, but I'll get over it. Also someone please get that Winter Soldier/Bucky guy a bottle of shampoo and a haircut. Oh, and Stan Lee stole the show. Cheers for him.

In other news, John Snow is alive, his sister fights with sticks, everyone else is posturing for what comes next. One little Stark brother is learning about the past so we get all the back story. One Stark sister is missing in action. The remaining Stark is in big assed trouble along with that Tonks chick from Harry Potter.

I also received a wonderful five star review for Wild Concept. It looks like the 99¢ sale for it delivered something. Maybe the occasional sale is a good thing. I have the same hope for The Playground. A few reviews might really nudge it along.

Hope you all had a great weekend. Back to the grind tomorrow.



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22 responses to “A little bit of work, a little goofing off

  1. Oh! I think I know how to fix that WordPress problem. It mistakes extra spaces for errors and erases them while posted. It needs to think something is there. So I put a period and then change it to white, so it blends into the background. Only way a person will see it is if they highlight the area. It’s a little work, but it gets the job done.

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  2. Did I miss something? Lisa seems to be stranded with no clothing in a clothed zone and I don’t recall you mentioning it. I love how you keep changing up the banner. It’s amusing. 🙂

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  3. We saw Captain America today too. I loved Ant-Man’s and Spider-Man’s parts in it. Some good laughs. I really liked the new Black Panther too. I hear from my son he’s getting a movie of his own.

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  4. I absolutely positively hate trying to format with photos in WP. I do it all the time. All the time, pretty much every single post. And you’re right, the format is FINE in the editor and the preview and then WTFOMGNO! when I hit Publish. Recently, I Published, deleted a comma, and then on Update it ran two paragraphs together. Do I even need to tell you that comma was nowhere near either paragraph?!?
    I go into HTML quite a bit. If there aren’t &nsp things, I know I need them. Better four spaces too many than none at all.
    Drives me bananas! Sometimes I miss old Publisher software. lol
    I am pleased with GoT, but last night’s episode was awfully short…

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    • I don’t get it. It looks great in both editors, and posts like it’s on drugs. Makes me look bad. What do I have to do, copy the whole thing, delete the post and paste back into a new post? I don’t have the time during the week for that crap.

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  5. Looks like another active week for you. Congrats.

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  6. Glad to hear the sale is working and getting The Playground more exposure. As usual, I disappeared for this weekend, this time busy getting the outside porch and deck ready for the season. Power washing–ugh! Decorating-fun!

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  7. Ali Isaac

    I’ve had the odd problem with wp myself, although lately it has behaved. Don’t have an answer though, sadly. Hope you work it out.

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  8. Seventh through eleventh? I’d have thought a Friday the 13th sale was more up your alley. 😉 Your 3 quotes at Karen’t place were awesome! I especially liked the second one. I’m so impressed by your ability to stick to your phenomenal business plan. ❤

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