I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed with all the changes that have been happening. For those of you who've followed this blog for a while, you know I have severe anxiety and one of the triggers is 'change'.
It's Thursday so it's time for another mini Social Media Series post. Today's topic is Instagram! Once again, I am admitting I'm no expert. This article is more about what I've learned, what works and what doesn't. Things that have helped me (or hindered me). Hopefully, some of this will be useful to you guys too. 🙂
Today's post is in collaboration with the awesome Lorraine Ambers, a fellow writer and blogger, to bring you something fun. Being a writer can be a lonely business. So we thought we’d create the Writers Tag to get the ball rolling and in a fun way, introduce each other to all the wonderful writers who blog.
It's Thursday and I'm back with my mini Social Media Series. Today's topic is Twitter! This is more about what I've learned, what works and what doesn't. Things I've learnt, things that have helped me (or hindered me).
Okay, TECHNICALLY my 5th Blogiversary is on Sunday 1st July but since I don't post on Sunday's I'm putting this here! 😀 In fact, as well as being my Blogiversary, this post is also my 300th post! *woohoo*
Writing is often considered a lonely profession, and while it's true that it's a solitary task, it does not have to be lonesome. Even a socially-awkward, highly-anxiety-ridden person like myself, can make connections within the writing community.
Today I want to talk about your responsibility as a writer. Hint: it's NOT just about writing books. I recently witnessed a young writer, in a Facebook group, ask for critique on her first chapter. I and several other writers offered to read it. I made copious notes and sent it back, however she couldn't access my notes due to a "version" issue of the software we were using. However, other writers had better luck. After receiving her critique, she got angry, left a rather snarky message on the group and left. It showed little for the writer's maturity, when they lashed out and even less for their ability to accept criticism.