A Note:

6/2/13

I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles.

https://twitter.com/Book_Faery

And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3322973-tori-book-faery

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)

xoxo
Tori

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Comment System

Just wanted to let everyone know that I've switched back to Blogger's default comment system.  Recently, I've been hearing a lot of complaints from other bloggers about IntenseDebate, and how some people couldn't even leave comments sometimes.

Due to the switch, I could not import the comments over to Blogger (something about how the process is extremely buggy).  There were no current contests on my blog at the moment, so no entries have been lost.  Contest entries for past contests, however, will no longer show up (this includes Brigit Zahara's, Leanna Heiber's, Larissa Ione's Demonica week, and Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld week).  I have also copied/pasted comments from all the book reviews that I would have otherwise "lost," and I have also posted the comments from a couple of the BEA posts since there were some questions about the event.  So yeah, you're going to see a bunch of comments by me at these posts.  Otherwise, most of these posts will show "Comments (0)" at the bottom.

While IntenseDebate was, in my eyes, easier to reply to individual comments, I've decided that between all the complaints from other bloggers and the poll I took recently (sorry, I accidentally mass deleted it, that's why it disappeared) that ID was not worth it overall.

My apologies to those of you who really enjoyed that comment system.  I did too :(  Blogger default isn't so bad.  Anyway, I hope to keep chatting with you all throughout my posts! 

I'll be posting the remainder of the pictures I took at BEA tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that.

GO HERE to see the first batch of photos I've posted.
GO HERE to see my video log of In My Mailbox this week.  It's the only time you'll ever see me do this, probably! =P

5 comments:

  1. Ooh, that surely complicates things... Glad things are finally starting to work out, though!
    Love, Hannah

    P.s. I'm psyched to see the second half of your pictures. :)

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  2. Hah you're telling me. But oh well, it doesn't hurt to try new things for the blog :)

    I actually just finished getting it ready. Keep an eye out for the last two pictures on it hehe

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  3. I did the same thing on my blog - installed InstantDebate, read some bad stuff about it, then removed it a day later. Luckily I only lost 2 comments,as it didn't occur to me to copy and paste.

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  4. Tori, somehow think all of us are going to be heading back to Blogger comments! I wish would never have switched but loved ID while used it on other peoples blogs, it caused nothing but problems on mine and no one commented at all most of the month plus that it was on my system!! Now back to blogger and my comments are back too!!

    jackie b central texas

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  5. @jacobsbeloved: I've had IntenseDebate for about a month now, so I've lost a LOT of comments. I just made sure to save the ones for my book reviews because it's always nice having other peoples' opinions for those things.

    @Jackie: I've noticed between this and today's post that a lot more people (who didn't typically comment with ID up) are stopping by to comment now. ID was fun, it was nice to respond to individual comments, but alas, I did not want it to start bugging out on me like it did for other people.

    I suppose it's good to be back LOL

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