Saturday, January 25, 2014

Missy Kierstead's Day Off

When I began this week's theme, I fully expected to have a post every day dealing with my flights of distraction during work writing. Unfortunately, germs hit me last night. I woke up at 5 am with a dry, sore throat and a cough. I'm taking the day off from dry work. I can't have a dry throat with dry work. Too much dryness.

This is definitely not as fun as Ferris Beuller's day off.
I'd love to think that everyone was waiting on pins and needles for my next post, and I can't disappoint the readers of my blog, but probably, nobody will see this! That's okay. I like to finish what I say I will. I'll be the first to admit I have flighty tendencies, but I try to keep my word.

Instead of writing about sparkly trails at work, I'll talk about the sparkly trails I've taken the past 24 hours. I've been investigating Pinterest for my author blog. Organization, Mommy blogs, decorating, and jewelry blogs lend themselves to more visual posts that can be shared on Pinterest. I've had a hard time figuring out how to put my posts on there. I can't take my own pictures like food blogs or decorating blogs, but I found that I'm blocking myself by thinking of all the things I *can't* do.

I don't have a visual blog. It's full of words and silliness. That doesn't mean I can't find things to share on Pinterest. I just have to make it interesting so others will share it, too. I have to learn to see my writing with an eye towards the visual, and how it can be shared by and with others.

I love figuring out new ways to reach readers from Twitter fiction discussed in this TEDtalk to serializing fiction and uploading it online like I did on JukePop Serials. It's exciting to think about all the possibilities for authors to explore. That JukePop experiment might have failed, but I feel like without failure, there won't be any successes.

I'm inspired by talks like this. TEDtalks is on Netflix, too, in case anyone was wondering. That's where I first noticed them. It might be called LifeHacks or something similar. Here's the Twitter talk from Andrew Fitzgerald. Adventures in Twitter Fiction

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  1. I read it!! A couple days late...sorry the weekends are so hard. I love TED talks!! I have to figure out this Twitter thing...I understand why I have issues with it but I need help working around those! Hope you are feeling better!!

    1. If you have Twitter questions, I might be able to help. It's the one I understand the most out of all the social media platforms. That's not saying I'm an expert, but I have been using it for a while.

      I'd really love to do something innovative on Twitter with stories. I'll have to think about it and brainstorm.

      I do feel a little better today. Thanks!