So we’re half way through A Round of Words in 80 Days Writing Challenge and thankfully I made my weekly word count goal, just surpassing the 5,000 mark. I only wrote three evenings this week though so it still feels like I slacked off. I came down with a cold on Thursday so I sort of have an excuse unlike usual, but it seems to be that I can easily commit to writing three nights a week on my WIP, spending Saturdays and Sundays writing blog posts and then I have Friday and one other day of the week off. I’m not sure if that’s too much time off, but for now it seems to be working so that I don’t put myself under too much pressure. I do keep up with reading craft books and fiction books on my nights off though.
So far, I’m still on schedule for finishing my novel by the end of this round of ROW80. The blogging genre series is going well, this week Marcia Richards let us know how to put the “story” in Historical Fiction.
One of my other goals this round was to keep up with social media. I’ve been doing well with blogging so far, but I tend to fall by the wayside when it comes to Twitter (not enough retweeting) and Facebook. There’s also Triberr which is still new to me and I really have to dedicate some time to learn the lingo and find my way around there. AND I’ve also been considering Pinterest. Its another platform that I would probably end up spending a lot of time on because I know I would find loads of pictures to re-post and I like pretty things and being creative. My only question is: does Pinterest give too much information about you to strangers?
If you think about it, if someone follows you on Twitter, reads your blog, is perhaps friends with you on Facebook, checks out your Linkedin profile and then sees a whole social network dedicated to things you like from pets, home decor, food, travel destinations and whatever else, then what does that make your life? An open e-book. Basically they could write your whole biography just by looking at the information you willingly provide. A bit scary I think, which is why I’m hesitant to join Pinterest because pictures are worth thousands of words.
Have you joined Pinterest? What are your thoughts? How many social media platforms is too much?