So, still feeling a little lazy here. I got a little more sleep the last couple of days but had lots to do in those days, so I still got very little ROW80 stuff done.
My life will be chaos for the next eight months or so, so I am going to set goals that I have some hope of accomplishing.
1. Write at least 1000 words per week on WIPs
Okay, so technically I did write something on my WIP. About have a sheet of chicken scratch while I was subbing for a geometry teacher on Thursday. I don’t know that I am happy with it, or how much I will actually translate into the story, since I was very distracted when I wrote it, but I did write and I think I was able to figure out a story point that I had been struggling with. This is a good thing since the other WIP requires some research before I an advance the story. Not too much but I still have to find time to do it.
2. Start a Twitter account
Goal met: 4/4/2012
3. Learn how to use Twitter, Facebook and my blog to at reach at least 10 new followers.
I am counting followers to my blog since the start of ROW80. I have two new followers (Fabio followed me just before we started so I don’t get to count him *frown*) I am still working my way through Kristen Lamb’s book We Are Not Alone. I have not gained any new followers in the last couple of days, but lets be realistic here, it’s only been three days! I did choose to go with HootSuite, so any advice on how this platform works would be welcome. I also got a phone with browser abilities that I am trying to figure out how to use with FB and Twitter. This from the one who swore, not six months ago, that she would never need a phone with a data package.
4. Post at least one blog that is not a ROW80 check-in
Posted my rant last night. I have two more running through my head (posts, not rants), and will be getting those posted soon. One of them is a mini-story, so that may take me a little bit.
5. Learn how to use wordpress so that I can do things like add the ROW80 badge to my sidebar, or locate a blogsite that I understand how to use.
My site is steadily improving, and will probably continue to change it’s appearance throughout it’s lifetime. I need to figure out how to change the filters and such so that people don’t have so much trouble commenting on my blogs. I know WP blocks Pru just about every other post, and it’s getting annoying. I also want to figure out how to link other blogs, like a click here and got to button on my sidebar. I have to get nosy.
Hmmm. I am thinking it’s a good thing that I kept my actual writing goals down to a minimum. It looks like I may be spending quite a bit of the next couple of months just trying to reach some level of competency in platform building!!
Okay folks. A little less scared here. I think I can actually manage this list! It might be tough at times, but I really think I can swing it!