Good grief. It’s been a month since I posted my last mashup. I have all kinds of excuses about how busy I’ve been, and though true, that’s what they are . . . excuses.
I must admit, I’ve grown a bit weary of trying to keep up with social media. I enjoy it, perhaps too much. That’s probably why it has become such a “time-suck” which is perhaps why I’ve fallen behind on my REAL writerly responsibilities – to write – which is perhaps why I’ve tired of the whole thing, including at times, my REAL writerly responsibilities.
But I’m re-inspired now, thanks in part to this article by Ingrid Scaffenburg, a friend and business associate of Kristen Lamb, who will be one of our guest speakers at the August meeting of Ozarks Writers League. (Linda Apple will be our other guest speaker.)
In this post, Ms. Schaffenburg writes about how Facebook sparked her flame to know “why she was put on this earth.” She states, “This revolutionary communication medium could very well connect you to the destiny you never even knew you wanted.”
There is no doubt that Facebook (and Twitter) put you “out there” in ways that were never before possible. I suppose I think of it as dessert to my writerly world. I just need to be sure to eat my vegetables, too.
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And speaking of nutrition, in this article on DailyBlogTips, Ali Luke provides excellent advice on how to improve your blog’s “health.” It’s easy to use our blogs as a “stream of thought” medium, but in her article, Ms. Luke discusses the importance of structure.
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And now, for a light snack. How many times have you pulled your hair out, searching for a synonym for “walk?” At least I hope I’m not the only one who’s done that. At any rate, even if you haven’t, I guarantee you will in the future. So, here’s a post to help you out.