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Weekend Recaps are…well…just that. In case your week was a hectic one, here’s your chance to peruse what you may have missed. And it is also a chance for you to revisit the conversation(s)
Crossing the Finish Line
A big CHOO HOO! to all of the MNINBers out there who have toiled away all of the extra hours on the My Name Is Not Bob April Platform Challenge. Tomorrow is our graduation day. But that’s not where the story ends.
During this month, we have formed some wonderful, supportive relationships. We have encouraged each other in writer’s craft, helped each other master the techie side of working in a wired universe, shared our personal stories, and cheered each others’ achievements. My cohort is the best gift Not Bob (aka Robert Lee Brewer) could have given me.
My second bonus––and there are some folks who fall in to both groups––is getting to know my readers. Thank you so very much for the engagement and feedback.
And what do you know? I’ve got the start of a platform. Platforms are like dishes; they are never done. But I can count the progress and smile for a moment of contentment before I check those (SM) Social Media sites for updates.
My first week of blogging gained me peer recognition in the form of the Sunshine Award. Thank you again, E. B. Pike! Today, at the end of my second week of posting, I was recognized as being a Leibster Blog. Thank you, Rebecca Barray! Becca’s Blog tells you all about it. So nice to know I am so beloved! And also terrific to be in such great company. Four others were, also honored. They are all #WW which I learned this week is Twitter-ese for Worth Watching. How do I know? Because Cheryl Reifsnyder of Cheryl Reif Writes Tweeted that @LaraBrittWrites is #WW! Heady stuff for a new blog on the block!
April Showers Bring May…
What does May have in store? I spent most of the day charting our course. (Thanks for that one, Not Bob!)
While I like the 6-day posting schedule, I may change the categories up a bit. I will be musing about that in detail on my FaceBook author page. Haven’t been there yet? There is a widget down in the bottom of the widget well that you can click…or just click here. Here is the space where you can post questions, upload pics, suggest links…you know, all of that FaceBookie stuff that is so fun to do.
I have spent the better part of April recovering from a head injury. So many of the sites of Honolulu that you’ve been sampling are low hanging fruit for me. Because these are places that are in my neighborhood, doesn’t mean that they aren’t terrific. But aside from testing out the use of Urbanspoon on some of my restaurant related posts (mostly as an easy way to give some love back to these establishments), my aim is not to be a food critic. My aim in all of my writing is to give you characters, settings, and other elements of fiction that inhabit my everyday life. I hope that you will not only see Hawaii a little differently, but also your own everyday life afresh.
In case you missed it the first time around, here’s last week’s line up.
Writer’s Craft Wednesdays
Play Date Thursdays
Love, love, love the comments. Don’t be shy! Tell us what you think. Got some suggestions? I’ve had a few terrific ones emailed to me. So glad to get them, but would have loved for you to be able to see them as well.