Leader of Battles (V): Medraut by David Pilling

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New website!!


I now have a brand new website, courtesy of the brilliant web designer at Fireship Press. Very much a work in progress, but you get the general idea - this will feature information on my new book releases, reviews, research and all sorts :)

http://www.davidpillingauthor.com/

13 comments:

  1. David, thank you for the link! I love your new website.

    I hope you don't mind but I posted a link to your King Dickie text on Sharon Kay Penman's blog. It's still awaiting moderation. I guess Sharon is the only one who can free it :-)

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    1. Hi Kasia, thanks for the kind comments. That 'King Dickie' article was posted on the Sharon Penman group before, and it was not well received. Could you take it down please? Thanks!

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    2. I should have asked first. Forgive me David. I just wanted to share my enthusiasm over your balanced view and impartiality.

      I would like to take the comment down, but, to be honest, I have no idea how to do it. There is no 'remove' option. Perhaps it's no comfort at all, but amidst all the staff concerning Richard and flooding Sharon's blog these days it may go unnoticed?

      Why was it not well received? I don't understand! IMHO, it's great, and you know I'm a Ricardian :-)
      I just don't understand how anyone can be so partial and not 'let in' other opinions?

      So, what am I to do with it now?

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    3. Hi Kasia, no problem: when the post appears on the wall of the group, just click on the 'x' to the top right, and that will remove it.

      There are a lot of Ricardians on that group who don't take kindly to criticism of Richard, particularly if it is tinged with sarcasm, as my article was. I'm not Mr Popular on there as it is, so I might find an angry mob coming after me! :)

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    4. So I'm the innocent here, not spotting the signs of 'not Mr Popoular''s sarcasm in the text :-) The problem with me is that I do write in English, but think in my native Polish, which sometimes is the barrier hard to overcome. Silly me :-)

      Thanks for the tip!

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  2. And sorry, for the typo above. I meant "stuff" not "staff" of course.

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    1. That's ok :) So have you joined Facebook yet?

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  3. David, I'm sure you're going to commit murder after what you read here: I've checked the blog and there's no 'x' to the top right. See for yourself. I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty certain I would spot the 'x' you've mentioned if it were there :-)

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  4. No, I haven't joined FB. I don't know whether it's really worth it and whether I can afford it. I'm a busy thirty-two-year-old, with two young children, husband musician (meaning always-on-the-road), time-consuming job and plans for my own novel (in Polish). I'm just not sure whether it's the right moment :-) But I'm still thinking about it, I admit.

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    1. No worries, I just thought it might help you promote your blog, and give you more of an online 'presence'.

      Don't worry about the link to the article, most will probably ignore it anyway.

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  5. I'm really sorry. Next time I will ask your permission first! I think you're right: Sharon is too busy to read all our posts :-) I know it from my personal experience.

    As for FB, you're right. I'm perfectly aware that it would help the Young King, I'm just a little bit worried when it comes to my texts for the blog. Remember that English is not my first language and it takes me probably more time than you- I mean the native speakers- to create a post. Taking active part in the discussions on FB would put my texts in serious danger- I'm very sociable by nature, the trait of character not necessarily useful when you want to focus on your writing and remain a good mother at the same time :-)

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  6. I just visited your website. I think it still needs a little improvement. Although you already have a great advantage of linking your new website with your blogs, the website could use user-friendly navigation and distinct graphics for each section. Also, make sure your contact information is easy to find. There may be times your viewers might get confused on what they would be clicking.

    Darryl Tay

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    1. Thanks Darryl, noted :) The site is definitely a work in progress!

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