Daniel Hatadi's Blog – March 2007 Archive (9)

Crimespace: 300

No, this post isn't about the movie 300, it's about the number of members that have joined Crimespace in the staggeringly short time of three weeks. I'm thrilled to see so many members coming on board, but now that Crimespace is getting bigger, I have to watch for the problems that popularity bring.

My stated intention with Crimespace is for it to be a 24/7 online equivalent of the bar at Bouchercon or Harrogate or Thrillerfest. Similar wording is in the…

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 26, 2007 at 12:36pm — 9 Comments

Crimespace: Week The Second

It's only been two weeks officially, but I already feel like I've been draped over this website-shaped bar for my whole life. And hey, *hic*, I've only known you for ten minutes, but you're already my bestest friend in the whole wide world.

Friends. In the real world, a beautiful thing; on the internet, a bookmark, a way of saying, "hi, you seem interesting and I wouldn't mind getting to know you better." It must remind all of you of being ten again, where everyone was…

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 18, 2007 at 9:50pm — 17 Comments

Drinks Are Up

Your friendly neighbourhood bartender tells me that all drink requests from The Bar have finally been filled. It's about time. I was getting mighty parched there.


Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 14, 2007 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Blogs And The Main Page

Some of you have been feverishly clicking through the Featured Posts links I had up over the last few days. I was putting these up by hand, but what I didn't realise was that Ning already had a mechanism for doing this. Since it involves me clicking once rather than typing a whole bunch of cryptic gobbledy-gook, I've switched to the Ning way of doing it.

Now the featured posts will just appear on the front page. As they were supposed to all along.

One other…

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 13, 2007 at 2:16pm — No Comments

It Happened While I Was Sleeping

Crimespace shot past the 100 member mark to reach ... 101 members!

Keep em coming.

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 13, 2007 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

A Quick Crimespace Update

Based on my general usage of the site, as well as a few questions from members, I've added a short help page dealing with the less obvious issues of using Crimespace, as well as a few permanent links to things like The Bar and an index of all the blogs. These links can be accessed from the Main page.

I've also added a new Featured Posts section that draws attention to some of the more popular posts, and this seems to be working well.

As Ning adds features to the…

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 12, 2007 at 10:04pm — 6 Comments

Is This Thing On?

Are you recording? Red light's on? Okay.

Hello and welcome to crimespace, the new hot spot for lovers of crime fiction to meet--

Oh? I've done that already? The blurb, it's up the top of the page? Okay ...

So ... what now?

I suppose I can ponder on the necessity of adding yet another blog to the world, or even worse still, a whole collection of the things. When I set up crimespace I didn't really want to have blogs attached. There's plenty…

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 12, 2007 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

Crimespace Hits Its First Weekend

Seven days ago I read an article in the local paper that talked about 'DIY social networking', mentioning a site called Ning. Having been both fascinated and repulsed by Myspace, I was intrigued. What unites people on the internet are their common interests, so the idea of having a social network dedicated to a single theme sounded very… Continue

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 12, 2007 at 9:57pm — 3 Comments

Buy a crime novel on International Woman's Day

"International Women's Day (Thursday 8 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political…

Added by Daniel Hatadi on March 8, 2007 at 8:08pm — 7 Comments

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