Additions and updates
This is the place to keep track of any major changes or additions to the site since your previous visit. If this is your first time here, welcome.
Site menu: As my work transitions, leaning more toward providing content and resources, I’ve been working on the structure of the main menus on this site—name changes, additions, and reorganization. There are now links to pages and posts that had been hidden (or lost?), and site visitors should find it easier to locate the content and information they want.
Individual pages for educators, parents, and the general public are being updated as well. There is greater consistency in the layout of individual pages and posts. Big steps!
Products and Resources: The store is still open, such as it is. We have given away all of our inventory, however hard copies of some materials are still available. The Products page has been updated and includes re-released books in our new Original Reprint Series.
Although several books have gone out of print (listed on the bottom of the Products page), some are still available through publishers and online retailers, including Amazon and eBay. Stay tuned for updates to the Original Reprint Series, as work continues on bringing many of these books back to life.
Random Retirement: This site is currently being updated, page by page and post by post. The list of services offered has been revised somewhat and, I suspect, will continue throughout this transition. The path has gotten more narrow, but depending on a number of factors, many doors may still be open, so ask.
Website update: I’m also working on condensing pages related to my bio, speaking resumes (by state), international speaking, regional and local broadcast media, and international print, broadcast, and internet media. Individual pages devoted to each state or country in which I have worked or done media have been eliminated in favor of a these comprehensive lists.
I’m also working on better cross-referencing and getting rid of all the original “click here” references.
June 2016, June 2020
New ways to contact me: In the process of updating and simplifying our lives, we have let go of our 800 number and fax machine. We have further simplified our lives by using a single phone number, 505-250-3965, for calls or texts.
My frustration with 1000-1500 spam messages a week—and missing important stuff in the deluge—led to a change in email addresses and how I will get mail through my site. I now have a simple form for contacting me. All invitations to “contact me” or “email our office,” for example, will go to this page. Yay!
New podcasts have been added to the lineup, broadening the topics covered here. Also of significance: Many of the resources originally available on PDF documents linked from the podcast pages have been moved directly to the individual posts.
When I submitted the manuscript for my last book, I was told that “Web site,” which had been the preferred way to reference where certain material had originated (or where certain links were headed) had been replaced by “website.” Always looking for ways to modernize this website, I will be working on finding and replacing instances where the old-fashioned version appears. *sigh*
The Perfection Deception has been out since the end of August and the reviews have been great! I’m enjoying the break from researching and writing, and have spent much of the past few weeks doing interviews and marketing. Very exciting!
In a step toward streamlining what a still-growing business, we have decided to retire our fax machine and our 800 number. Close to 90% of our contacts come from email, texts, or the occasional personal message on Facebook, and nearly all of the faxes and 800 calls have been related to unsolicited ads or fraudulent “traffic pumping” activity. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to contact me and all of our products are available online.
I’m finally catching up on some of the pages I set up when I first created this version of the site. At the time, they were mainly placeholders for links from completed posts. I recently discovered quite a few posts that had nothing but a title and the words “coming soon.” I am in the process of replacing each instance of that notation and filling in the content for those pages.
You can now find some of my materials in French on this site. I am in the process of converting content from my old site (2008-2012) and will eventually have all 24 posts available. Here is the list of posts en français.
Most of these two years were focused on writing The Perfection Deception. I continued to add content for parents, educators, and the general public, as well as a few new blogs that were more about what was going on in my head and my life.
Switched from Dreamweaver to constructing this Web site with WordPress. I spent weeks creating the categories for the drop-down menus and coding the pages that would correspond to each. Came up with the design and then started to replace the 800 or so pages from my previous site with new posts and pages here.
In addition to content pages for parents, educators, and the general public, I created posts describing my products (books, audio, video, articles, and stationery items), my presentations, and the podcasts, along with general information about my background and the company I began in the early 1980s.
© 2012, Dr. Jane Bluestein
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