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!!
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…
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!