I love social media. I love posting, commenting, sharing, liking, and following.
And I try to be careful about it. No Facebook friends that I don’t know personally. No pictures of the kids’ faces on the blog. Privacy settings and blocking whenever possible and necessary.
As such, I place a high value on the act of following. I have no problem “unfollowing” people if they bother me. And I am truly thankful for all the people who choose to follow me, on my blog, my Twitter feed, even on Pinterest (which I don’t use much).
There are currently 72 official followers of my blog, and that is so cool. I hope you’re enjoying it. Please feel free to contact me and tell me what you think of the posts or if you have any questions or suggestions.
Here’s to strangers: the friends I just haven’t met yet.
(Oh, my…. aw, who am I kidding! I totally intended it to come across that way!)
Today’s assignment: Think through your idea editorial calendar. Bonus: develop a regular feature for your blog
I do expect to blog daily (…she says after being away from the blog for a solid week…), and this challenge was supposed to help me post on a more consistent basis. But the challenge can’t do that for me– if it could, I wouldn’t be binge-posting.
I would like there to be a regular posting feature on the blog. Maybe my own edition of “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” of which there is constant supply in my house. I tried to do this before on my old blog: I called it “The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Day.” But I found myself scrambling to post one every day, and eventually I just gave up. Perhaps a weekly round-up would make for something more substantial.
Here’s to giving things a spin.
Today’s assignment: Pick your favorite of all the tasks we’ve done so far, and revisit it. How can you continue to grow? (Bonus: revisit a post that’s been on your mind, and make the edits you’ve been thinking about.)
Okie-dokie… how’s about this one?
Today’s Assignment: publish a post that includes a new-to-you element.
(Of course, when I tried to do this, Twitter froze up on me…. whatever happened to the fail whale?) So, anyway…here:
I really like this guy– I don’t usually read my husband’s Discover magazine, but I read his “Impatient Futurist” article a while back (which I don’t think he does anymore). I followed him on Twitter, which gives me a chance to read more of his stuff. And what’s really cool is that when I find occasion to comment on his articles, he sometimes responds.
He talks a lot about the obesity problem in America. Especially how it affects children. Although I don’t happen to have obese children, I find the issue important. So I like seeing that someone is talking about it and supplementing his statements with scientific study. (Accidental alliteration aside…)
Here’s to learning something new every day.