Odds and Ends…

Last night, I decided to go to my Facebook page, which is basically non-functional, and see if I could navigate the networking system and connect with a few "writerly" buddies. I did manage to connect with approximately 30 or so people.If I haven't discovered you yet, well… give me a little more time. It's a great networking tool, but a major time suck!!drink,facebook,social,social network,sn         facebook


What I did was, check out the list of friends available, and then sent a "friend request" message. Once the person on the other end accepted, then I went over to post a hello message on that page. The message was basically generic, just a: "Hello so-and-so, nice to connect with you via FB" worded piece. I must admit that I was afraid of pressing the wrong buttons or writing in the wrong place (what is the "wall"? timeline?).

I wanted to let you know that on the left-hand side of my blog, is a FB button which takes you directly to my Writer-In-Transit page, which is a seperate page from the one that I used last night. Don't ask me to explain, I don't know anything further. I just know there is a specific page for "writerly purposes". That's all I need to know. Period. Oh, and that it's functional…

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The past week was quite exciting for me! I won in the Most Creative category, for my entry in Tara and Viklit's I'm Thankful For… My Readers bloghop. Thanks guys! If you didn't catch my entry, then see if you can spot your WIP characters/title in my cryptic thank you poem. You can read it here.

I also won a $10 Amazon gift card in the bloghop giveaway from Sherry Ellis over at Mama Diaries. Thanks Sherry, Bubba and Schultz!

I also received the Top Commenters Award from Murees over at Daily Drama Of An Aspiring Writer. Thanks Murees. According to the rules, I'm required to pass this award on to my top commenters. This is the part where I bend/break/alter the rules slightly. (As writers, you all know about bending/breaking writerly rules… don't you?)


I know that writers lead hectic lives, and many of you squeeze writing inbetween a million other things like day jobs, kids to look after, household chores etc. etc. It's understandable that, while bloggers would love to comment more often, time constraints don't always allow for that… So this award is for anybody who comments on my blog in the next week. Feel free to nab the badge and pass it along!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Don't forget on the 16th November – the Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest!


  1. Mina B. on November 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    FB can be consuming.  I just try to keep it simple.  Sometimes I post.  Sometimes I don't.  I just liked your page so I look forward to your FB posts too!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      You're right about the time-consuming factor… phew! 🙂 Thanks Mina! 🙂

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh on November 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Congratulations all the way around!!
    I'm not on Facebook, so no idea how any of it works.

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      I'm using FB strictly for "writerly" purposes… there's just no time for anything else… 🙂

  3. Carol Kilgore on November 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Congrats on all the awards! And I loved your poem 🙂

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Carol. 🙂

  4. Sherry Ellis on November 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Wow!  A great week for you!  Congratulations!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Yep. 🙂 And thanks for the gift, too…

  5. Elise Fallson on November 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulations on your winnings last week! And I'll be "seeing" you on fb! 🙂

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      See you on FB… Twitter… in the blog-o-sphere… via e-mails… did I leave out any mediums? 🙂

  6. L. Diane Wolfe on November 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    That's why I don't linger on Facebook too long.

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      I don't intend to either! 🙂

  7. joylene on November 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations, Michelle. Most creative. That's pretty kewl. I finally figured out how to join Linky, and now I'm a follower. I also tagged your facebook page. Here's to a long and prosperous career in writing. Hallelujah!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks a million, Joylene! 🙂 With technology, I'm learning something new every day. I suppose we all are… and my writing journey is still very young… thanks for the good wishes. You too. Keep in touch.

  8. Emily R. King on November 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats! I'm not a FB fan. Yeah, there's a long story, but the short end of it is, I have a really good excuse to avoid FB. But sometimes it feels because I don't have a FB account, I don't exist. You know, like if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Well, if a person doesn't have a FB account that no one can browse through and comment on, do they really exist? Ha!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Maybe you need to set up FB strictly for "writerly purposes"… 🙂 That's my intention. I really don't want "social networking" to take up too much valuable time. As it is, blog visits consume lots of time, but those are constructive visits… :)and time well spent connecting with you lot!

  9. Susan Kane on November 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    My grown children basically bullied me into joining FB.  They promised I would see photos of my gr-kids there.  They were correct.  But I still grumble.

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      My grown son told me I'm averse to technology… but I'm not. I'm just a slow learner when it comes to tech-related thinggies…

  10. Kimberly Gabriel on November 12, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Ooh! Congrats on winning so many cool prizes! I loved your poem for Tara's and Viklit's blog hop!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      I'm so excited! Thanks Kimberley!

  11. Medeia Sharif on November 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats on the awards and prizes.
    I don't spend too much time on FB anymore. I check in briefly throughout the day and that's it.

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Very wise. That explains why you are always able to meet your writerly goals! 🙂

  12. Lynda R. Young on November 13, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I clicked and I liked 🙂

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      I appreciate and I'm smiling. 🙂

  13. Jocelyn Rish on November 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Congrats on the award – you definitely deserve it because I know that had to have been time-consuming to come up with such thoughtful ways of honoring so many bloggers.  

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn – I had a blast doing so.

  14. Ryan Derham on November 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Basically I use FB to post pics and connect with other writers, posting and following links. By the way, I wrote on your wall Tue. 😉 Sorry I wasn’t able to find your comment, but thanks for reading!

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      That's what I have in mind wrt FB. I did see your comment, thanks R! 🙂 Just been sooo busy…

  15. Julie on November 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Congrats on all of your awards!  I really loved your poem for the I'm Thankful For…Bloghop, and I'm       so excited that you won for "most creative!"

    • michelle on November 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Julie. It was an honour to be chosen out of so many participants! 🙂

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