Fear in Writing: Questions, Maintenance, and Chances to Win

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Questions, Maintenance, and Chances to Win

Plenty of mystery here...

Did anyone send a book to me called Rescuing Olivia by Julie Compton?  It appeared in my mailbox a week or so ago, and I can't remember winning it!  The return address was nameless, but from Florida...?  It's a mystery!

Also...Sometimes when my page loads, I can't see the followers, aka 'Mystery Lovers.'  Is anyone else having this trouble with my page?

What else could I do to make this blog more readable, less fussy? 

And--would you like to win some books?  I'll be announcing several books up for grabs in the next couple of weeks...including an author you all know well.  Stay tuned!

Plus--a whole lineup of guest bloggers will be announced soon!  I sent out the message, and you all replied with enthusiasm.  I'm looking forward to reading all of your posts--so watch for the list to post.


  1. Sometimes I think Blogger has a mind of its own. From time to time things just don't work right. Hope you find out who the book came from. Looking forward to your lineup of guest bloggers.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Michele - Sorry I can't be of help about who sent you that book. Some sleuth I am ; ). I look forward to your guest bloggers and giveaways : ). And you're not the only one whose blog gets struck by Bloggeritis...

  3. Michele- Happens to me all the time I reload and you all appear. Day before yesterday a post and comments disappeared.
    Mysteries who can't figure out The Book in the Mail question -- sad isn't it? :>) Ask Nancy Drew.
    Looking forward to you blog even more than usual.

  4. Oops! I meant Mystery Writers. Not enough coffee I suppose. Sorry.

  5. Mason- I know! Drives me crazy. Last window, followers didn't work...but in comment-mode it does! Glad the guests appeal to you.

    Margot- You'd think we'd all be on top of this mystery. Bloggeritis! Perfect term for it.

    Mary- It's inexplicable--all of it! Glad I have you reading.

  6. Sometimes Blogger is glitchy. Don't know why... Now, as to what can make you blog more readable? I don't know that I would change anything. It's white with dark text... for me, it's one of the best blogs I read.


  7. Yes, the Mystery Lovers area is blank. Don't know what to tell you.

  8. Mason is right. Lately Blogger has seemed intent on driving me crazy with hitches and glitches. Blogger, I can do those very well all on my own, thank you!

    You have a great blog, Roland

  9. Clarissa- Thanks for the compliment!

    Jemi- Yes, indeed...

    Alex- Weirdness. Glad to know it's not just on my end.

    Roland- So right! And thanks, Roland.

  10. I think Blogger has off days like us all, Michele. :)

    How exciting receiving a mystery book, or is that receiving that book is a mystery? LOL

  11. Glynis- Both are mysteries! Between the pages and who sent it? Hmmm...Didn't think I'd bring personal mystery into my life by writing this blog!

  12. Looks like you have a busy next couple of months on tap. I'm very happy to be a guest blogger at Southern Mystery Writers. And of course, I'll return the favor. I'll have my people call your people. Hey, we have to act like we're big time now.

    Stephen Tremp