Welcome to the #weekendcoffeeshare, created by parttimemonsterblog.com. If we were having coffee this morning of February 18, I’d tell you:
I’m really hustling to get my work and my name in the public “reader’s sphere.” I recently joined a new website called Niume which is a blogging and social media site that will start paying when I reach a certain number of views. See my post about it here: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/use-niume-to-promote-your-writing/ It includes a referral link if you want to sign up there, publish some posts, and give me credit. That’s how I got signed up, by reading about a fellow WordPress blogger’s experience!
You needed a visual interruption, right? This is from back in the day when I took ballroom and contemporary dance lessons and was practicing at home. One of the dances was the hustle, though I can’t guarantee that’s what I was doing here! Alas, dance lessons are not as important these days as stretch and yoga to undo all the typing and stressing I do lately.
Speaking of social media and doing new things, I’ve been trying to share my work and even the work of others to Reddit.com. Evidently, they are not too keen on sharing. Is anyone here using Reddit to promote your work or just to write in general? If so, please tell me what is working for you and I will give it a shot. It just doesn’t work the way I’ve been using it lately. They tell me I don’t have enough karma, so evidently, karma means more than just upvoting other people’s posts. I do share their posts occasionally on Facebook, but do they have to all be from the subreddit where I want to post? I mainly want to post short stories there, and I don’t want to re-write them on Reddit if I publish them in a blog already. If you’re successful there, please let me know how! I’d appreciate it.
I have been writing, of course, to tame my brain and to share and get my name “out there.” I’ve been pretty reclusive and introverted lately, yet I’ll share my thoughts anywhere. This is because I’ve grown comfortable with them. I also like to stay close to home. Too much has happened in my family, as I’ve posted previously. I’ve had some dark thoughts and posted one story titled, “Her Beef with Death.” Read it at https://niume.com/post/256429. You don’t have to subscribe to read it. I did post it on WordPress, but I don’t get the way a shared post shows words all scrunched together as if I don’t know how to type. So, I shortened it and tidied up the sample you see on WordPress. No big deal. What shows on WordPress is about half of the story. It is not dreadfully long but is longer than a flash fiction piece.
My last Flash fiction offering was on 2-11, “Upon Her Throne She Waits.” It, too, was dark and mysterious. Read it at https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/fridayfictioneers-on-her-throne-she-waits/ I love participating in the Flash Fiction challenges, because sometimes I get the best ideas in quick spurts. I may add to “A Date to Remember” (posted here over a week ago) on my other blog in installments. I hear writers do it all the time. Why not?
In the meantime, there are works in progress. One is going through editing; much like a good steak should not be served raw, it will truly be done when I publish it. I am also handwriting a story with an animal character. Yes, that’s different for me, but I’m enjoying it and will start typing soon.
What else is new? My family situation is about the same. My work life is about the same. I stress over them both. There is not much drama in my family right now; the dust has settled since the accident on Jan. 1, however, it’s hard, when you want what is best for someone but can’t force them to go out and reclaim their life. Work is hard because it is a constant pressure-cooker full of drama. Pre-teens and middle-schoolers surround me all day, and they don’t always pay attention. One of the first and foremost reasons I write is to escape these things. Therefore, be glad if most of my post is centered around writing. 🙂
After perusing my post, one of my short-term goals is to learn how to create hyperlinks behind a title. The post with instructions by a fellow blogger is saved to my desktop. I’ll review it and practice, one of these days.
The Weekend Coffee Share was created by Part Time Monster . This week for the first time it will be hosted by Nerd in the Brain). Thank you Emily! You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.