Last week the STGRB started sending out web spiders (a.k.a. web crawlers) to crawl our new Booklikes blogs. This was the notification I got from my IP tracking software when they tried to hit mine:
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So why are they telling their adoring, but oh-so-clueless, supporters that they are not following us, when they know full well they have set up a database back-end to store our user content, and have web crawlers to capture it?
It's time for Thursday Release and it's a feature many of you requested :-) Now when a given book doesn't fit any default status on your Shelf (Read, Planning to read, Currently reading) you can create your own exclusive book status.
"Sometimes however, as in many social sites, some Followers don’t really want to stay connected, they want you to follow them back and share their not book related content. Recently we've received feedback from you and we’ve noticed this situation on BookLikes, you wrote to us that you feel uncomfy knowing that some not-book-interested blog is following you. We want you to feel comfy, safe and sound on BookLikes so we decided to let you decide who should follow your blog. Once you enter Followers site (clickFriends tab) and point to a given person, you’ll see a tiny round “block” icon. When you click on it, you'll block a given blog, it stops following you and will no longer see your posts on Dashboard (the blog will disappear form Followers tab when you refresh).
My note: In other words, here's how to find people to follow on BookLikes!
If anyone wants to find out if they are on the badly behaving booklikers list without giving That Site your IP address, click below:
Dear Goodreads Admins,
I'm still writing reviews about badly behaving authors.
Just a heads up, when you import your shelves from Goodreads, your blog gets wiped if you're already maintaining one over here.
At this point, there really isn't way to post status on books like we had on Goodreads. In an effort to find a decent work around, I came up with the "master post" theory of posting book updates (which, btw, has nothing to do with the current BDSM romance trend), which I'll share here. Also, I suck at screen caps, so we're going to have to make do with actual words.