Only 10 days left of ROW80 – Round 1, 2012! The time flew. I was able to get more done than in past rounds. How about you?
Again, these are my goals. Updates are in pink:
- Continue with my 13-month Health Challenge. Read about that Here. I did nothing but the usual household chores, go out of town for a day, and work at the computer. Not my best week and I’m behind in my treadmill challenge with Gene Lempp. Check out more details on my health challenge in last week’s post, #HotWriterBods Health Challenge Update #3.
- Write on my projects – Claim a weekly total of 2,500 words. I wrote 500 words on my short story this week. I also spent a couple of days getting a new blog site set up for The Life List Club–more about that below.
- Streamline my social media and support efforts so that I visit all my blogger friends and ROW80 friends over the course of each week. I’m still struggling to stay on top of all the blog reading – promoting is on track. Promo tweets are in good shape but social tweets were nonexistent this week.
Doesn’t it figure that a great week is followed, not by another great week, but a crummy week? Well, I’m not dwelling on it, but I do have to figure out a way to string many good weeks together.
Hey, Gene! I hope you have that discipline packaged up and ready to mail out to me! I’m desperate for it!
I’m going to try a new schedule which will include using social media only 3 days a week no more than 2 hours a day, rebuilding my queue of blogs, and staying completely offline 2 days a week to write.
I’m one of those people who feels it necessary to answer emails, FB messages, tweets, blog comments, etc immediately. It means being available every moment of every day for social responses and it also means I get little else done. I’m stopping that right now! I think.
Anyway, please check out ROW80 for yourself, if you’re not already involved! Creator, Kait Nolan, offers a flexible, supportive atmosphere for meeting your writing goals. There are so many awesome people involved and they make it so much fun! They are the best cheerleaders you could ever hope to have.
Bad news first: Policy information about Pinterest has been all over the internet recently. And it’s not good for the users of Pinterest. An article by PCWorld outlines the issues clearly. Here’s a post about one article of the policy at the blog, Virtual Moxie. The way the policies are written, the users are liable for lawsuit if they use a Pinterest image anywhere off the site. If Pinterest is sued for use of a copyrighted image, Pinterest will include users who pinned and repinned the image. The users will pay all legal expenses, Pinterest will pay none.
Additionally, anything posted on Pinterest automatically transfers copyright to them, forever and for always. In my opinion, that’s just wrong.
Sadly I deleted all my boards and closed my account. It was so hard because those images said a lot about me. I had built a good number of followers and it was so darn much fun to play with. So, I will wait until the day comes that Pinterest changes it’s policies so the users are not in danger of being sued and can freely upload and share images at will.
What a way to take a really great idea and ruin it for everyone!
Good News: First, The Life List Club will be celebrating its 3rd Milestone Party on Friday, March 23rd! Woohoo! Put on your party hats and dancing shoes and head on over for food, music and PRIZES!!
Second, We have some very cool changes coming to The Life List Club!
I don’t know how it could be possible, BUT just in case you aren’t familiar with The LLC – heaven forbid! – please click HERE to get up to speed.
Up to now all the writers have guest posted among each other’s blogs on some amazing topics. The readers would blog hop from one to another every other Friday to read how we’re all doing on our goals and to gain some insight, inspiration, motivation, laughs or whatever the writer offered.
Beginning April 4th, The Life List Club will have its own blog site! By having a separate blog, we can take on more writers and blog more days every week giving the readers a lot more content and diversity. We are also happy to welcome a new writer to kick off the new blog, Sherry Isaac!!
I’ll post the URL for the new Life List Club blog later this month so you can go poke around and see what you think. The first blog will be posted on Wednesday, April 4th.
So, what’s YOUR good news today? Did you have a good week?