New Drablr Blog

drablr-logoDrablr now has a new home for its blog and update news. A few days back I updated the old Drablr news site from a custom solution to using WordPress. Not only does this make it easier for me to maintain and keep up-to-date, but it also provides better features for you.

Being a wordpress site means it’s now possible to leave comments on all posts — although I usually post content from here on sites like Facebook and Google+, having a central place for people to comment on them should be better. Continue reading New Drablr Blog

Site Update – May 2014

I’m pleased to announce the release of a brand new version of the Drablr publishing system, featuring improved design and voting system.

To help better understand what you the authors want from a publishing system like Drablr, I ran a survey recently and the feedback produced some great suggestions, along with a few gripes!

Continue reading Site Update – May 2014

Changes to Drabble of the Week

This is just a short announcement to let you know that I’ll be changing the way authors get assigned Drabble of the Week – it’s a only small change but should let more people in with a chance getting the weekly promotions.

How things Currently Work

Currently, the Drabble of the Week is made by counting the number of votes on a drabble posted from a Monday through to midnight on Sunday. Only votes made during that period will be counted.

Tie-breaks are resolved by counting social likes, and if still unresolved, I’ll select the drabble with the most page views. Continue reading Changes to Drabble of the Week

External Author Profile Links

One of the first requests I had from authors was for give them the ability to include links to their own blogs and other social networks. Now that I have fixed mosts of the main issues with the site, I decided to get this feature implemented.

When you edit your profile you now have four boxes where you can enter links to these sites. Currently you can add your Amazon Author Profile, Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with a link to your own website or blog if you have one.

Please note that Drablr is a self funded project so any Amazon Profile links you add will have an affiliate tag added. This gives me the possibility to earn a little commission from any purchases made by these visitors…every little bit will help in funding Drablr.