You know how it is; another ordinary day, the casual tweak of a digital value to perfect a web-page or blog then, bingo! – everything falls apart. The page disintegrates. With a gasp of horror you realize something horribly serious is amiss. Twenty-four hours of unremitting sweat later, you breathe a sigh of relief after a complete rebuild reaches completion and normality is recaptured, at least for the time being.
Such was the case at Sparrow Chat this last week. A mundane rearrangement of website and blog, that should have taken a couple of days and only mildly interrupted normal functioning, suddenly transmogrified into a crisis of major proportions.
Happily all is well again. As those early BBC banners used to read years ago, when the airwaves were young and given to unpredictable tantrums: “NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.”
Part of the upheaval this week has been due to a revamping of the “Even Little Sparrows” website, and subsequent complementary overhaul of the Sparrow Chat blog-pages. The idea was to integrate the two into a more functional unit. Readers will note a new look to the blog sidebar, with links to website pages offering works by RJ Adams for sale in eBook format, and as time goes by, works by other authors also. The old “Sparrow’s Emporium” – never much more than a link to Amazon – has been done away with and replaced with a new “Catalog” page. The Catalog will feature a small selection (at present, only two) of selected works considered to be of above-average merit and available in eBook, Audiobook, or standard formats. Links to major online retailers like Amazon will no longer be featured, except in occasional, exceptional, circumstances.
It has taken somewhat longer than anticipated, but hopefully Sparrow Chat readers will approve and be supportive of the new look.
Filed under: Phew and double phew