Dave here, just announcing a few tweaks and improvements around this place.
I've been big on social network sharing for quite a while, so you can still get notifications of new posts from this blog on Twitter and Google Plus. Just follow me or circle me or whatever it is you do at those places, and it'll happen.
Please note that I don't actually hangout on Google Plus because I find it difficult to stay awake in that ghost town, but at least I plug new material there. Twitter and Facebook are where I like to have fun, so you'll get more at those places than just blog promotion.
Speaking of Facebook; as Bob Dylan once said, "The times they are a' changing," so I've changed things up on my Facebook account. Prior to today I just published post notifications on my private account, which wasn't so private because I had everything set to "public," which took me until now to realize:
THAT'S REALLY STUPID.
So as of today my personal Facebook is set to "friends only," and is intended for real life friends, associates and assorted folks I have reason to friend. New friend requests won't be accepted unless I know the person or at least have a good reason to friend them.
For example, I don't know Scarlett Johansson personally but I'd friend her in a heartbeat if she sent me a request.
|"Gee Dave, that's so nice of you!" *giggle*|
A BRAND SPANKIN' NEW FACEBOOK PAGE!
As John and Jane Q. Public you will not only get your notifications of new Rhodester madness on Facebook, but other fun stuff too and most importantly, you'll be able to comment on posts and other things there. In other words, you can INTERACT and be part of the fun. You just need to be using Facebook yourself of course, and you need to simply LIKE THE NEW PAGE.
Before you go, we need to rotate the tires and add some wiper fluid, so hold still a sec..
I've also dumped FEEDBURNER as an emailer because, well, it sucks royal tennis balls. I'm all signed up with MAILCHIMP now because we all know how reliable chimpanzees are, amirite or amirite or AMIRITE??
By plunking that cute little email address of yours into the form below, you'll be added to my official mailing list where you will be an official recipient of all official new posts once they're officially posted, AND NOT ONLY THAT, THERE'S MORE!
FOR A ONE TIME ONLY LOW FEE OF ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOU WILL GET AN OCCASIONAL NEWSLETTER FROM DW RHODES!!!
Now HOW in the world can you pass that up, I ask you. The chimps make it really easy to unsubscribe if you suddenly petition the court for all my records and see what I'm really like, and you won't have to fling any poo at me, you can just easily unsubscribe with a couple of clicks. The chimps hate spammers as much as you and I do, so they have plenty of built-in safeguards to be sure your email address is protected.
It's so awesome I haven't even published this post yet and we already have FIVE SUBSCRIBERS! Granted, two of them are my wife and I, one of them is her mother and one other is a fake email account I set up to test the thing, but hey, it's a start!
THANK YOU, LONE SUBSCRIBER! ("Lorna in Canada," in case you all were wondering.)
OKAY, WHAT ARE THE REST OF YOU WAITING FOR? SUBSCRIBE NOW BY FILLING IN THE LITTLE BOX BELOW! GO! GO! GO!
Sorry, I'm practicing writing sales letters so I can make some extra coin. Hope you don't mind. Thanks. Have a muffin.
Whenever a new post is published on The Rhodester Chronicles, the chimps will fling it at you at exactly 6:00 AM each morning, pacific standard time because that's the time zone I live in with my precious monkeys, and that's what we've decided to do. Also, if there's nothing new, you won't get an email. Unless it's one of those newsletters I mentioned, which will be twice a day.
KIDDING! Like I have time to write newsletters twice a day, har har! Twice a month, maybe.
Alright kids, she's all ready; here's your keys back, so take her out for a spin..