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text 2020-09-13 19:28

...this is the first time in almost a week I was able to get booklikes to load. It's just getting worse, isn't it? And if that's not bad enough, I finally created a post on Wordpress after the new update.  Typically my posts are crossovers from here or tumblr, or whatever.  So that block thing...OMG does it suck so much ass!  I tried to "switch to classic editor"  and you know what it did?  It took me right back to the block editor.  It's so...ugh!  It's frustrating and I now want to start looking for a new book blog spot.  I'm on Librarything, but it's not a blog spot and you couldn't pay me to go back to goodreads.  I've recently signed up for the beta site The StoryGraph, and though I haven't fully explored it, I'm pretty sure it's not a full-on blog spot like here.  I think it'll be a good site after some time, but right now, the only way to import your library is from goodreads, so that's going to make adding my library tedious.


So...suggestions?  I know I should probably suck it up and figure out how to make the new wordpress update work for me, but I don't have a ton of time to blog as it is.  And when I have the time, I'm usually exhausted and sore from work.  Life is stressful enough right now, and book blogging is supposed to be fun.  I barely have a handle on wordpress as it is.  Again, UGH!!


If anyone is/has been blogging somewhere else that they like and find (at least a little) user-friendly, I'd love a heads-up.


Also, I hope everyone is doing well,  I know I've been absent from here for a bit and only part of that is because the site only works half the time I log on.

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text 2019-03-12 02:19
Spring Cleaning...And Questions

So I actually pulled a few more books from my shelves.  And my kid had a few doubles that I've offered to a coworker.  She's a big reader and has passed the habit onto her kids, so I know the books will be going to a good home.  I'm going to swap what I can and I guess give away/donate the rest.  I don't know if I have anything of interest to any of my bookish friends here, but if anyone is interested, I'm slowing creating a donate/swap shelf.  It's not complete, but it's in the works.


I really feel terrible about my reading progress so far this year, but what can you do?  When you're in a rut, you're in a rut.  It'll pass when it passes.  Plus I'm going through an issue with my eye and am apparently old--according to doctors--which a post for another day, seriously!


Also...totally lost my train of thought and can't remember what I was going to say.  Guess it's not important--


Oh, wait, I remember!  Under the current circumstances [the admins/site-runners have clearly abandoned this place] are people leaving?  I've made a new goodreads account, but only because I really like their library system... Or I did.  It's been a while so I have no idea what it's like over there now.  I haven't really done anything yet, except start the sync process with the library app on my phone.  I have zero plans to post reviews or interact on the site because, just no!  I may even change my mind and delete my account, I just don't know yet.  I escaped to this site from goodreads and going back just seems wrong.


Libib is garbage, in my humble opinion, and LibraryThing is good for keeping up with your library (that is, when your books don't mysteriously disappear completely from your library), but it's not as user-friendly/blog-friendly as this site.  Or maybe it is and I just haven't taken the time to learn the ins and outs.  Of course I'll keep my wordpress site but that's more everything and anything rather than book-centric.  I have an app on my phone which I've used to scan every book in my physical library, and I've learned how to input my digital and audiobooks as well.  But that app is literally just for keeping a record of my library/reviews--no interaction.


What's left?  Anyone know/use another site?  Anyone planning to stay here as long as the site is in existence?  I plan to stay, because I like the blogging, but I like to have options.  And I like to chat with you guys.  


Hope everyone is doing well and having happy reading so far this year!

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