Yesterday (6/2 for those who are paying attention) I came up with the novel idea of promoting my fellow writers at Solstice, by showcasing their work in the form of a slideshow. I had it all planned out, in that I would be the slideshow on the top of my blog, along with links to either their website or to Solstice in order to purchase it. I figured that since I got some vacant space to use, why not put it to good use by doing a little genuine networking.
So I created a new photo album explicitly just for that purpose and set about setting up and installing the gadget on my blog.
I spent about an hour and a half in a futile attempt in trying to get the gadget installed and in a futile attempt at finding a viable workaround to replace the failure of the gadget.
Now because I spent this hour and a half getting seriously annoyed, the rest of my night became utterly compromised.
For one thing, this post was not written until minutes before hitting the publish button. For another, I wanted to get some writing done, and I didn't. Finally, I wound up semi-snapping at my daughter, who had the misfortune of innocently interrupting my computer-oriented meltdown.
However, all isn't really lost, at least not yet. I posted my problem in the Blogger help forum and I've been having a productive converation about it, so I hope to have a solid answer within a day or so. I've also spent more time trying to come up with a good workaround to this issue, so if you see some things missing from this blog, you'll know that I managed to come up with temporary fix.
And because I'm a man of my word, here is the latest from Solstice author J. L. Petty: