One way or another, my book is going up, post by post, as I write it.
As anyone can figure by now, about two weeks after I came up with Bluehost, I’ve still got a ways to go to get used to writing and blogging at the same time. The last three days have been great. The bots have discovered this website!
It’s moderated — that means I get to read and approve any comment before it gets formally posted. And that means that I’ve gotten two evenings of practice trashing comments.
Here’s the technical part. Websites rise and fall on their “hit” numbers. The bots count as hits, so I’m supposed to be happy with a couple dozen hits before my stuff has been posted two weeks. Cross links count, too. At least half of those comments were invitations to hit on their website. Question: Should I have marked them as SPAM, or did I do the best thing by just double deleting them? And then emptying the trash?
It sure would be nice to see a comment from a real human being. But I am sure that will come in time.