Ah, it’s good to be back. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been in the long overdue process of moving the site across to WordPress, which has caused some interruption to posting and e-mail. And when I say we, of course, I mean people other than me. People who actually know what they’re doing. So if you’ve had no response to your query about where my next book is, that’s why, and not because I’m too lazy to reply. Not just because. But it’ll all be worthwhile.
Upsides – better functionality, greater flexibility, and with any luck more frequent updates of both site and blog, and in the longer term perhaps all kinds of exciting re-skinning and clever whoop-de-do. Maybe. Plus from now on the site will be up to 20% more informative and 30% more amusing. Honest.
Downsides – undoubtedly there’ll be some teething issues, some broken links and so forth which will hopefully be ironed out in due course. And comments to old blog posts have been lost to the ether. Sucked into the void. They are no more. I know. All those lovely comments that created the illusion that I wasn’t all alone in the world. That made me look like a hilarious, beautiful person holding forth to a delighted, thigh-slapping crowd rather than some mental person shouting at nonexistent aliens on a midnight street corner. All those expressions of sympathy when I was hit over the head with a banister. All those messages of support when I got a bad review. And all those people who thought Glokta should have two heads on the cover, or whatever. All gone, leaving my forlorn posts with that gravestone exclamation point of “0 comments”
Still, if we all pull together on this, I feel confident that we’ll soon have more comments than ever. Yeah. Thousands of comments. Too many for anyone ever to read. And spam. Piles of spam. So much spam no one will be able to find the real comments! Real fake watches, cut-price viagra-substitute and phishing scams a-go-go! And I shall reign over the internet from a throne made of your broken skulls! Yeah! You hear me? Ahem.
By all mean leave a comment.
29 comments so far
Throne of skulls? Doesn’t sound comfy. Get a cushion.
A comment! A comment!
Ooooooo sparkly and new hey!!
So, eh… when IS the next book out?
How was Dubai?
Glad to see you so productive, Joe. Now write me a new novel already! I’ve got the shakes, brother….
And here I was thinking you would be boasting about a new suntan…..
I too have made a comment!
The floodgates have opened!
Where’s all the spam? I need my genuine fake watches!
A shame about all those comments disappearing into the ether. When you are senile and rambling to great grand children about the “Banister event” and how all those people came to your support, they won’t believe you because by then if it isn’t blogged and commented on it will not be perceived to have ever occurred. Sad times…
Sheesh! A throne crafted of your readers’ skulls. With the loss of those loyal to you, your sales will decline, as would the number of visitors to this “20% more informative and 30% more amusing” website.
Hmm. Ironic much? Nah. Not Joe Abercrombie.
A comment, a very palpable comment!
Spam! Spam! Spam!
http://www.hot-replica.com/ (fake watch)
Won’t help actually, if its broken it is!)
(Couldn’t find any pishing scams^^)
But here’s a lovely throne grin*
“some mental person shouting at nonexistent aliens on a midnight street corner”.
You’ll fit right in down ‘ere in Bath then, way too many nutters in this city.
(Yeh, that’s right, you moved to a tiny city where someone actually reads your blog. I find it creepy to be thinking that you write some of these posts whilst sat somewhere in a house I could possibly see from my living room window…)
I am slightly creeped out too that somehow a picture of me has turned up with my comment… how the hell… ?!! This dastardly wordpress claptrap!!
Bath eh? Great if you want new age nick naks but good luck getting a loaf of bread!
Paaaaahhh, and it hurt so much. Bodily I felt how my previous comments were sucked away. In a blink of a moment. How nasty is that? Terminated, as if they never existed. And the whole thing happened in the middle off my midlife crisis.
More you is always a good thing. You frakkin rule! Now get ‘The Heroes’ published darn it all to heck!!
Maybe I’m special and all that, but for me, the comments are still there…
I’m with Tristan (not literally or in the biblical sense) but I’ve still got all the comments to. Perhaps its just you Joe, maybe someones trying to tell you summit!
Oh look at you lot and your “Oh look at me, I made a comment” oh brilliant.
Damn, look what you made me do.
Hey Joe, welcome to team WP now. 🙂
Just wanted to remind you to send all your fans to go vote for BSC at the BSC best of 2009 tourney. With a confluence of initials like that you are DESTINED to win. announcement with links and shite below for those who haven’t seen it. Good luck!
You have comments even to old posts? Like not the most recent few, but really old posts?
Is there a synopsis around here for The Heroes?
Welcome back, Joe. I missed you.
I checked. The really old posts have no comments, even for one as special as me. The oldest that had comments was your post from januari 6th, 2010, The Emperor’s New Covers 2. It seemed as if there were some comments missing from newer posts as well, even if all posts on the first page appear to have their comments intact.
Strange that only some comments have migrated. Maybe they will all turn up eventually…
My oldest one is January as well.