An American Highlander

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ROW80 Checkin # 5 April 18, 2012

Filed under: ROW80 — charismaloy @ 11:09 am

Two long days of unavoidable drama at work, so I still got very little ROW80 stuff done. But somehow I still came out ahead… What the heck??? Maybe it’s a good thing that writing works for me to tune out some of the drama.

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

Got absolutely nothing written on my WIPs. I have two going and both are at a standstill until I have the time to do some research. I did start a new one, a mini that I am posting on my blog in installments, and wrote 586 words on that. I plan to post the next installment by the end of the week, so that should cover 1000 words, just not on my WIPs.

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 three new direct blog followers and 10 who access my blog via Twitter! YAY!!! That’s thirteen!!! And we are only two and a half weeks in!! I am still working my way through Kristen Lamb’s book We Are Not Alone. I did choose to go with HootSuite and have no clue what the site is supposed to do for me or how to use it, 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

I posted the first installment of my mini The Valkyrie and The Viking on Monday. I hope to have another installment posted by the end of the week.

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 looked through all of the settings, and can’t for the life of me figure out what might be causing the problem. Although, I did figure out how to add catagories (and put stuff into said catagories) and tags! 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!

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2 Responses to “ROW80 Checkin # 5”

  1. prudencemacleod Says:

    All in all, I think you did just fine this week so far. Keep at it girl, you’ll be amazed at what you will accomplish.


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