Note to the Crew

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The #WeekendCoffeeShare is going great at Part Time Monster. The linky is still open for a few more hours. I have to be mostly offline until this evening, but do keep the sharing up and I’ll be doing off-and-on retweets from the phone.Emanuel_Wynne

I’ve done great with the networking and making of friends lately, but I have to change my social media habits for a few weeks to ensure that I deliver on my commitments to friends through April. Basically, I am in power-writing mode. I have to write, load, and finish a lot of stuff over the next few days in order to get ahead and stay ahead. What this means:

1. Twitter is a weekend thing for me for the next little while. I will check in there during the week, do some retweeting, and scan my notifications. And I am always happy for friends to share my stuff and tag me. But do not trust me to see an individual tweet or DM in good time. If you have something important, private Facebook communication or dropping it on a blog thread here is the order of the day.

2. You will see me sharing things to my Facebook timeline, because that is easy. But I’ll be doing less liking and commenting there. Basically, I am doing a big check-in on Monday and Friday, and answering the private and group communication that must be kept up for Sourcerer to keep rolling as I need to. Contributors and collaborators, feel free to contact me with important info on Facebook any time, and I will answer that. But Tuesday-Thursday, #amwriting, and I have to hit Twitter and the blogosphere hard on Saturdays and Sundays. Because that is where the weekend interaction is working. My Facebook activity consistently dies early Friday evening and doesn’t come back until Sunday night, so I see no need to spend time there on the weekends.

3. I will continue to answer my blog threads, produce blog posts, and be active in long-term discussions. Those are my first priorities.

Pending the time tonight to get the posts loaded and illustrated, I may run a four-part series on trolling behavior this week. If I do that, it will start tomorrow and at that point, I will unpin the Feminist Friday schedule, just for one week, and pin my #1000Speak post topic until Friday, at which point I will re-pin the Feminist Friday schedule.

Thank you, as always, supporters, for keeping me going. The social part of blogging is what makes it worthwhile for me. And we have made all kind of progress since the fall. Let’s keep that up.

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A Few Notes and a Blogging Question

This  is a  working weekend, so I won’t be around on the Twitter and Facebook very much. I will have a coffee post, do a few Facebook shares, and be around for #SundayBlogShare, but otherwise, I’m backstage. Here’s what I’m doing.

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photo by Gene’O, 2014

  • Reconfiguring work space to make my online rambling easier to manage.
  • Redesigning Sourcerer. The feedback on the new design was all positive, and I don’t think I can do better, so I’m going with it. Thanks to everyone who offered comments.
  • The redesign is the next thing because I am ready to start announcing new contributors, but I want to get the blog right before I do that.
  • Continuing my never-ending effort to get photos ready to start sharing again.

The questions.

I’ve got to remove the wordpress.com domain from this address. Has anyone been through that with a free wordpress blog? Was it seamless, or did it create problems?

I am not talking about moving to wordpress.org. Just changing the public URL to a proper web address.

Here is why I need to know. I stopped sharing photos because I need every photo I share from here on out to be watermarked. Everything here is under a Creative Commons License, and photos are easy to copy and rename anyway. I also post photos at other blogs.The watermark makes it more difficult for my photos to be used without credit, and increases the visibility of my blog. It’s vital.

photo by Gene'O, 2014

photo by Gene’O, 2014

I don’t want the WordPress domain in my watermark and I am desperate to get the photos flowing again. I don’t just need them to fill in on the off-days at the blogs at this point. I need to be sharing one photo a day on Facebook and Twitter and get re-connected to my photoblogging friends.This is especially important to my Facebook plan, and I’ll explain why in a post at some point.

Happy Blogging!

Here’s something on Facebook you bloggers might enjoy!

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There’s a Facebook group called Share Your WordPress Blog.selfportrait1 I know because I read Chasing Destino.

Click “more” for a few announcements.

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