Lightbox, Cookies, Subscribe

April 8, 2017

Last week I had entered some strange period when absolutely nothing was happening with my book A World Without Color. Whatever I tried to plan or do was in vain. The forces of heaven, earth and the universe united against me and I could not make a single step forward. The thought of walking into a formatting nightmare didn't help the least in breaking free from the chains of inefficiency and desperation.

 

Such days and such times happen and will happen again, I have no illusions. The key is in making the best of what you get when nothing is as you want it to be.

 

And so I did. I continued networking on Twitter and Goodreads (If you don't follow me there feel free to do so) and updating my website by adding the lightbox with a “Subscribe to my blog Muse” (I will be thrilled if you subscribe to it!) and the short notification about cookies.

 

I don't have to tell you what it means to be an indie author and when someone subscribes to his list, how much it means and is appreciated, how encouraging and motivational this is.

 

So let's say a bit more about those famous cookies. As the resident of the EU, on my website I have to post the notification about the use of cookies. Unfortunately, it is not something sweet and tasty to eat but, as nicely put by my Wix provider, small files or other pieces of data which are downloaded or stored on your computer or other device, that can be tied to information about your use of the website you visit. All websites use cookies to provide the services and features offered on their website—mine included—to improve their user experience. Once you are on the website, you can either agree to such use of cookies or delete and later disable them, but then you may experience interruptions or limited functionality in certain areas of the website.

 

Now we are all a bit smarter about cookies after also indulging the EU legislation that wants us, the website owners, to warn you, our visitors, fans and followers, about the little monsters we keep hidden in the secret labyrinths of our pages that will jump on you and eat you alive before you get to click X for exit or close the window!

 

Don't worry, I don't eat anything or anyone who walks, flies, swims, crawls breaths and thinks, so you are pretty safe with me. My book designer Marijo Kožar from MKM Media can confirm that. He survived an hour on the phone with me on the relation Rome—Zagreb as he was helping me to set up the lightbox which looks much more elegant than my successful but ugly previous attempts with two separate pop-ups which I happily and quickly removed!

 

You haven't seen a thing and I don't think cookies will tell anyone about that either. Wink, wink!

 

BJ

 

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