Have a WordPress blog? Want your posts to automatically publish status updates to Facebook, Twitter and other major social networks? Even the scheduled ones?
Don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes setting it all up?
You’re in luck.
I just got the Next Scripts: Social Networks Auto Poster plugin working and I am pretty pee-pee jazzed.
WordPress Version: 3.5.1
SNAP Plugin Version: 2.7.9
Y’see, I got Rare Words comics stockpiled until June. But I’m about to do some serious, serious traveling and probably not get a chance to share them via Twitter and Facebook while I’m out.
Now I have NextScripts, and I can lead the life of laziness I’ve always dreamed of.
NextScripts SNAP has detailed and clear (with screenshots!) installation instructions, as well as a thorough FAQ.
Plus, when I couldn’t figure out how to get my scheduled Webcomic posts to trigger updates (erm, turns out I just needed to add its Custom Post Type under SNAP’s settings tab), I got prompt, thorough help by submitting a support ticket.
You could say I’m pretty stoked.
Oh man. Even as I’m writing this post I see the SNAP plugin providing me with a way to customize the messages that are sent to Facebook and Twitter — for maximum content amusement. My face when:
I’m really enjoying this wild future where people automate tasks so I don’t have to. Can we apply this phenomenon to grocery shopping ‘cos I am real tired of going three times a week for tomatoes pls kthx.
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Holy cats! “The Bionic Baby Project” has been accepted for publication by Crowded Magazine!
Crowded is a speculative fiction magazine where readers and subscribers rate submitted stories to choose which are published: up to 50,000 words and six original artworks three times a year in iOS app and PDF formats.
I’m a subscriber myself, and I was deeply impressed by the content quality of the first issue. I’m flattered to tiny pieces to be a part of the second.
Reading and commenting on stories, as well as reviewing the comments on my own story, is a helluva continuing education. To any speculative fiction writer looking for a home for their stories, I highly recommend bringing them to Crowded.
Sample their first issue, or join the reading community by subscribing or submitting. They reopen to submissions for Issue #3 on May 1.
Big thanks to readers Amy, Jason, Drew and Jeremy for their support and guidance.
Super woot! “The Demeter Gyro Disaster” has been accepted for publication by Isotropic Fiction. Be assured I will holler again when it prints.
It wouldn’t have made the cut without the kind grooming of Amy, Jason, Drew and Jeremy.
I hope this increases their tolerance for the steady flow of stories in their inbox.
Terrifying Ellis Island teddy via Big Lug Land
The other day I remembered a book from my upbringing, and now not knowing how to find it is making me deranged.
First person to name this book wins their choice of a box of Quest Bars or Pacific Cookie Company cookies, plus my substantial gratitude.
Spotted in Christian middle school library circa 1990. Picture book. 4th-grade reading level? Rich, dark spooky realistic color illustrations (pastel? Oil paint?)
Story is about a room full of toys fighting off an evil toy (jack-in-the-box?) Leader of good toys is teddy bear and probably a Jesus allegory.
Teddy bear gets horribly mutilated by baddie. Stuffing torn out. New stuffing can’t save him. Good toys figure out the only way he can be saved is if each of them gives up a little of their stuffing for him. They save him this way, I think.
So allegory kind of falls apart at the end. But there it is.
Help a nerd out?