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There is a point to these pictures. Writer brains have no filters. We're bombarded with thoughts 24/7. Add to that mix, everything else as noted in the above Infographic.
Basically, we'd be happy with a mechanical pencil and a brand new legal pad. The possibilities are endless and make us giddy!!
But noooo, the new frontier of publishing & information technology wants every drop of our left brain, leaving our right brain completely exhausted. All this because we wanted to write a story.
We're introverts forced by the wave of social media to become fake extroverts, coveting 'likes' and 'Twitter' followers. Am I the only one who feels like social media is legalized voyeurism? (BTW, are you aware that social media can be bought? Yes, you can buy reviews, Twitter followers, FB likes, and pay someone to write your blog and comment.)
Exactly how much time are we spending on the internet versus writing if one hour = 4% of our day? (Again, see Infographic above.)
If social media doesn't kill the hours in the day, technology will. Scrivener anyone?
The truth is, despite my kicking and screaming I am teachable. I want to learn. But I do think it's insane to keep reinventing the wheel. Why hoard information? We're a community here in Seekerville.
If you know how to do ______________(enter skill-set here), Tell us. Please. Seekerville is a safe harbor. We want relevant content, thought provoking, inspirational and instructive posts, with a bit of shameless self-promotion thrown in.
We also want to help each other.
HOLD THAT THOUGHT.
This is all leading to asking you what keeps you awake at night? What's frying your brain?
Let's share. We'd like to utilize some of the expertise YOU have or find guests who have skills to help us teach on topics we need help with in areas noted in the Infographic.
- Traditional Publishing
- Author PR
- Social Media and technology
Some of these topics have been covered in daily posts or will be. For example, May 16, Melissa Taylor will be giving us a Pinterest primer. Other topics we've only scratched the surface and for those we're suggesting Night Classes in the Village. Seekerville online classes.
Please take the survey below.
Then come back to Seekerville and tell us you took it to get your name in the blue antique Ball jar (Ruth uses a cat dish, Mary a Stetson) for one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. Winners will be announced in the WEEKEND EDITION ON SUNDAY TO ALLOW MAXIMUM EXPOSURE!!
That's it. BTW, if you're a reader you can take the survey too.
Now please help yourself to something to eat and drink, and don't forget to LIKE us (see that link below??) before you leave.
I told you I am teachable.