Mar 142013

It’s so easy to get sidetracked these days, what with all this cool stuff online. Facebook. Twitter. Google Plus. Building a platform. WordPress. RSS news feeds (my favorite online time-waster). Email. The list goes on and on.

I’ve taken steps to limit my dependence on these online trinkets. I shut off all push notifications and email alerts on my phone, forcing me to check maybe twice a day. I don’t mess with Facebook much, though I’m hot and heavy with Twitter. About the only thing I waste a lot of time with is that infernal news feed. Hate it. Hate it. Love it.

I don’t want to miss anything. But in doing so, I miss a lot of opportunities to actually get to work and get stuff done.

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Dec 082012

I don’t how that happened. Somebody must have really lowered their standards or something.

I’m semi-active on Google+ (which means I log on monthly) and that service started doing “communities.” I got invited to a community called “The Art Of Writing” (never join any organization that would have you as a member) and next I saw, I’m a moderator.

Me, a moderator? How’s that work?

I need adult supervision most of the time, and in that community I’m actually the adult. Does that scare you as much as it scares me?

I’m honored. I’ll take it. I’ll log in more regularly. I’ll have fun with it.

If you’re one of those Google+ geeks, check out the community.


(Also started my freelance Facebook page just now. About like a regular Facebook page except less incriminating photos. And check out the ebook, “Finding your passion: Where creativity meets danger” during your next Amazon visit.) 


Jul 312012

When I got involved with National Novel Writers Month a couple of years ago, I started paying attention to how many words I wrote every day. Then I started publicizing that.

In all my social media, I put up daily dispatches of how I did, whether good, bad or ugly. This public posting helped keep me accountable. I’ve kept that habit, and when I mention my daily writing goal (1,000 words) in this blog, it’s my way of staying accountable.

Try going public with the small, daily goals. You might find it becomes a habit.