Thursday, March 10, 2016

writing...sort of.

My blog used to have a bio and picture of me to the side. I don't know where they went, or when they left. I don't know how they were removed or why.

I do know I didn't do it. I know because it would have taken me awhile to figure it out. Just as it will take awhile to figure out how to put them back. If I can even find a picture.

Once again I am reminded that writing isn't just about writing. Writing is the most important part of writing, but it's not the only part. There's marketing, promotion, research, networking, studying the craft, and tech support. If you use a computer at all this last one is pretty important.

What do you do that's part of writing, but isn't actually writing?



9 comments:

  1. Editing, polishing, outlining (yuck!). You name it, we do it all. ;-)

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  2. For me, it's my blog. And it's such a huge time commitment that I don't have time to write anymore. It's okay though, because I'm happy helping other writers.

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  3. Two blogs, Twitter, following writing/agenting blogs (getting swallowed by them some days), research. Also have Periscope and Snapchat up but haven't delved too far into them...yet. Have you messed in Google + lately? Perhaps that is where you lost your picture. My Google+ is connected to my BlogSpot account. Google+ is where I input my photo and bio. Good luck.

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  4. Twitter is one of the bigger ones, though it's really a head-ache sometimes, especially with politics becoming so visible lately. I also read and learn about writing from lectures. Those have both been very important to honing my craft, though of course it is practice that helps the most.

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  5. If you deleted the photo from your files, it would disappear here. I only know that because I was cleaning my blog and computer one day and did exactly that. I also tried to delete my google account. I always get in trouble when I try to clean files. I do everything associated with writing. The one thing I'm short on is reading good fiction. Wish there was more time for that.

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  6. I once hit a single button and deleted an entire weekend of work the fabulous Carrie Butler did for me.

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  7. Hope you get your stuff back. Tech stuff is some of the biggest stuff we have to do but it's a big deal for me to learn everything. Formatting falls into that too, I suppose. I would count blogging as writing - you're processing your thoughts and engaging in conversation. And learning. No need to feel bad about that one!

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  8. My favourite thing is research, because it relates to writing but involves lots of reading and note taking. I used to do more blogfests and blog hops and flash fiction, I kinda miss those.

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  9. Hmm, hopefully you can get that stuff back! I think the biggest non-writing (but still writing) thing I do/don't do is keeping up with a blog and related social media. It's not my strong suit, although I'm definitely trying to improve.

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