The Reblog Button Is Back!

Good news! WordPress has fixed the reblog button issue, and I’m now able to post directly to my sister site Through the Shattered Lens without using that unappealing ‘Share’ feature on Reader. In my opinion, it looks 100 times better, so a big “Thank You” to the WordPress ‘Happiness Engineers’ from Cracked Rear Viewer!

Editorial: Where the Hell’s My Reblog Button?

As many of you may know, I also publish the content of this blog on Through the Shattered Lens , a collaborative site featuring a host of great writers on movies, television, artwork, comics, and music. I’ve been doing it since Cracked Rear Viewer’s inception in 2015 by simply pressing the “Reblog” button, and voila! the post goes directly to the site.

Except for Thursday, when I went to share my post on LIVE AND LET DIE . The Reblog button had mysteriously vanished! Apparently, I wasn’t the only victim of this heinous crime. Danny over at Dream Big Dream Often , who generously devotes his site to helping new bloggers get over by reblogging, also lost this capacity. Soon I discovered this was occurring throughout WordPress, and I contacted Support to find out what has happened to the Reblog function. I wasn’t given a very good answer, only that “we’re looking into it”.

It’s now Saturday, and my Reblog button is still MIA. I’ve posted in a WordPress forum on the issue, and it’s still not been resolved as of this writing. I don’t understand why – the button has been a standard feature since Day One, and now it has disappeared entirely.

Have any other of you Dear Readers had this happen? Have you contacted Support, and did you get any answers? WHERE THE HELL’S MY REBLOG BUTTON??

Why Lisa Is Currently Furious

My friend at “Through the Shattered Lens” is currently angry – how do you other bloggers feel about this latest WordPress change?

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Hi there, WordPress subscribers!

Have you looked at you WordPress Reader lately?

It’s been reformatted once again!  The WordPress Reader is now using combined cards and it’s probably going to kill a lot of your favorite sites.  I just thought everyone might want a little advanced warning.

See, here’s how combined cards work.  Let’s say that there’s a wordpress site — like this one — that publishes multiple different posts during the day.  In the past, each post would appear separately in your reader, as a “card.”  However, someone apparently thought that prolific writers — like me for instance — were posting so much that the WordPress Reader was getting crowded.

So, now, we have combined cards!  Instead of getting a card that reads, “TV Review: Twin Peaks On Through The Shattered Lens,” followed by another card that reads, “Why Lisa Is Currently Furious,” you’ll get a card that reads…

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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish 1916

A crazy silent starring Douglas Fairbanks as “Coke Ennyday” courtesy of the blog Old Boy, which is definitely worth your while!

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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916) is a short film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Bessie Love. In this unusually broad comedy for Fairbanks, the acrobatic leading man plays “Coke Ennyday,” a cocaine-shooting detective parody of Sherlock Holmes given to injecting himself with cocaine from a bandolier of syringes worn across his chest and liberally helping himself to the contents of a hatbox-sized round container of white powder labeled “COCAINE” on his desk.
The movie, written by D.W. Griffith, Tod Browning, and Anita Loos, displays a surreally lighthearted attitude toward cocaine and opium. Fairbanks otherwise lampoons Sherlock Holmes with checkered detective hat, coat, and even car, along with the aforementioned propensity for injecting cocaine whenever he feels momentarily down, then laughing with delight. In addition to observing visitors at his door on what appears to be a closed-circuit television referred to in the title cards as his “scientific periscope,” a…

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A Refreshed Reader for 2017

The New WordPress Reader… like or dislike? I think it’s a much cleaner layout, how about you?

WordPress.com News

Reader is WordPress.com’s town square, where you can follow your favorite sites and read them in a distraction-free environment. We’ve been working on a refresh for months, and we’re thrilled to share it with you today. For readers, we hope these changes will surprise and delight you, adding more diversity to your stream and exposing you to posts you’ll love. And for writers, we want to put your awesome work in front of a whole new audience.

A Simplified Design

We want Reader to feel like a magazine you can cozy up with, so we’ve streamlined the design, featuring clean text on a simple white background. We’ve also increased the information density so you can see more of the sites you love with less scrolling.

New Post Layouts

There’s a huge variety of content in Reader. We want to make sure it looks great no matter what, so the layout now responds to what’s in the post. For example…

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ROCK ‘N’ROLL MONSTERS: THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL STORY

Today’s Halloween Havoc! Extra comes courtesy of Kevin G Shinnick at SCARLET THE FILM MAGAZINE, and is worth reading for AIP fans:

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ROCK ‘N’ROLL MONSTERS: THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL STORY by Bruce Hallenbeck (Hemlock Books) paperback pages 280 published August ,2016

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U.K. £16.25 http://www.hemlockbooks.co.uk/Shop/category/7
U.S.: $47.85   https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Roll-Monsters-American-International/dp/0993398936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477073892&sr=8-1&keywords=rock+n+roll+monsters

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Author /film historian Bruce Hallenbeck has published another must have book for lovers of movies. After giving us wonderful books on many of the British companies Amicus and Hammer, Bruce Hallenbeck turns his focus on the little upstart company that grew and challenged the majors in areas where they could not or did not compete. American International Pictures finally began to become a major, only to find that the other studios were now churning out higher end versions of the type of movies that AIP had done, and so the studio vanished into corporate buyouts after 26 years.aiplogo001

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES began when studios began to lose audiences to television. Small independent producers began to create their own films outside the studio…

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Meet & Greet+ Favorite Books and Movies

Friday night Meet & Greet at A Texan’s View of Upstate New York!

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Meet and Greet

The day is here! So here are a few rules/tips to get the most out of the Meet & Greet this weekend:

  • Leave a comment with a favorite book or movie (or both!) and why it’s your favorite.
  • Leave a link to your blog, or a specific post.  Write a little something explaining what your blog tends to be about.
  • If you have a link of someone else’s blog or post, feel free to share that in the comment as well.
  • And share this post! Re-blog, tweet, pin, whatever you feel like doing! The more visitors there are, the more participation there will be, and the more exposure there is to all of these great bloggers.
  • And last, but not least, check out these great posts from fellow bloggers!

  1. The importance of photographs
  2. Be Available
  3. In the Arena
  4. The EU referendum 1975 versus 2016.
  5. Guest Post: What… no Brahms?!
  6. We hold these truths to be self-evident, sometimes.
  7. Paris…

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Meet and Greet @ Dream Big: 5/7/16

Danny’s Meet & Greet Weekend is open!

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Meet and Greet Weekend @ Dream Big: 3/25/16

It’s an Easter Weekend Meet and Greet at Dream Big Dream Often! BYOEE (bring your own Easter Eggs!)

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Make Your Dreams Come True ad MY FIRST BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE SOON!!!

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Week #3 – Meet and Greet Fridays

Join Carolina’s Meet & Greet at Yesterday After!

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Week #3 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Time pass fast it’s Friday again welcome back to our Meet and Greet Fridays!
This is the third week so far for this event I came across with very nice and interesting Blogs. I hope that you had the opportunity to visit the new Blogs links left here last week!  I hope that you discovered interesting and inspiring Blog connections!
Last Friday was great thank you very much for the participation and for all the reblogs and Twitter shares!
Let’s make this week great!
Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read the Event Home Page!

Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that takes place here on YesterdayAfter.com every second Saturday of the month.
Starting date was March 12 and will go on until December a new “Featured of the Month” would be chosen by me every…

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