I’ve made some big changes recently and will be permanently moving Hoof & Hide from wordpress to Posterous. To make the change easy I’ve registered the domain name Hoofandhide.net. I’ve grown very fond of Posterous and am looking forward to continue updating Hoof and Hide through that service!
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I plan on moving this blog away from WordPress and onto Posterous. I set up a posterous mirror site quite some time ago and will shortly make it the new Hoof & Hide. You can check it out at http://hoofandhide.posterous.com .
I started working on a flickr.com gallery of various covers from books written by and about Gene Wolfe. So far I have around 51 images including a selection from other countries and in multiple languages. As of now it’s still in a sort of “beta” format but it does work and is fun to browse. Please feel free to email any new book covers, links to book covers or any suggestions or comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have a flickr account I’d be happy to add you as a contact to the Hoof&Hide gallery. You can view the gallery by clicking on the book image on the side bar of this blog or by visiting http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoofandhide.
One of the largest complications I face with running a fan site like this is how to organize it. My goal here was to create and maintain a list of links to online resources about Gene Wolfe. Ultimately I wanted to created a kind of “Gateway” website that other fans can use to easily find the information they seek. Originally I set out to create a series of different pages (articles, interviews, etc.) with links that aligned with the page topic. I found this to be difficult to maintain and decided it would be best to seek out an alternative way to organize links. Luckily Social Bookmarking exists. I chose Ma.gnolia.com for it’s ability to create specific groups of links that multiple people could contribute to. So far I like the results and hope to get other Gene Wolfe fans involved with the growth of this site. So with that, I’d like to introduce you to the all new Resources page which contains key tags that will begin your search through a repository of Gene Wolfe articles, essays, interviews and more. Please feel free to create a Ma.gnolia.com account and contribute new links to the Hoof & Hide Group.
The first few pages are up with links to a variety of great online resources that review, discuss and anaylize author Gene Wolfe. A few other pages are still under construction but readers can now begin to use this site as a gateway to information on Wolfe and his works. Thanks for visiting and more to come.