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Friday, January 14, 2005

some Writing Links updated

doyle sent me a link to the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma last Sunday and I decided to add it to the journalism links on the non-fiction links page.

As long as I was editing the page, I decided to go through my latest NetMechanic report and clean up the busted links NetMechanic had identified.

Knowing that NetMechanic isn't perfect and has problems identifying re-directs and similar issues, I wound up wiling away hours Tuesday click-click-clicking through all the links on the non-fiction links page to check them and update them and replace them until every last URL had been vetted.

Today I decided to add chaseadventure.com to my paying markets list and, what with this and with that, wound up click-click-clicking through all the markets listed on the A-B page and the P-R page. I deleted dead markets, updated information I spotted that had changed re pay rates and what-not, moved market information to other pages if magazine titles had changed, updated 404 and redirect URLs, and so on and so on.

Now I need some exercise and fresh air to clear the cobwebs from my brain before I continue on with the cobweb cleaning on the Web site.

Happy New Year, and thanks, doyle. See what you caused?

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