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A Promotional Lesson
August 17, 2017
So today I decided, as the release of the book is getting ever nearer, to engage in a bit of promotion. I uploaded a small part of the book to the "Publications" page, and then, considering my fairly extensive IinkedIn network, that seemed to be the best choice.
No problem thus far. Right?
See, the LinkedIn UI for posts is utterly... well, utterly crap. Almost as bad the one that Evite has, and those guys at least aren't pretending to be the most important social network for business in the world.
I made my post, and published it. In a couple of seconds I realized I forgot to include the link to the page, so I clicked on edit and pasted that, then published again. Easy.
Except the post got completely mangled. Half of a sentence disappeared randomly, mashing words together. In horror, I tried to edit again, and fixed that issue, assuming it was something I did.
Now some other sentence got messed up.
After a couple more attempts, I started figuring out a pattern. Turns out that any form of paste into the tool erases an equal random number of characters elsewhere within the same post. If you type out letters one by one, it works fine, but a paste creates this bizarre behavior.
Or in other words... what... the... foxtrott?
Anyway, in attempt number 6 I incorporated this vaulable insight and managed to get it looking right. But I do wonder how many people saw any of the prior versions and wondered "what the hell is wrong with this guy?"
Well, plenty, now that I think about it. But that's besides the point, which is this: if you are posting to LinkedIn...