Instagram

  Instagram is an image-based social media app. It can be used on all platforms but works best on a mobile device. Users post images/videos with captions into a stream of data, similar to Twitter. It also uses hashtags to categorize posts. You can follow a hashtag on Instagram to see those posts in your …

Book 27 Friday

  Friday by Robert Heinlein fulfilled the category “Book by an Author who Shares your Zodiac Sign” for the 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge. We are both Cancers with almost the same birthday. Yes, I was born in 1907. Friday could have also fulfilled the genre hybrid prompt. The novel is a sci-fi memoir romance. No, …

TweetDeck

  TweetDeck TweetDeck is a dashboard app for organizing your Twitter account. The site is owned by Twitter. It allows you to expand and sort your feed for easy viewing. The app is free and is for your laptop or desktop. There are many apps to help manage/organize/make the best use of Twitter. I could …

Book 26 Cupid’s Charm

  Cupid’s Charm by Katie O’Connor fulfilled the category “Book with a Heart, Spade, Diamond, or Club on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. You can see from the cover, there are hearts galore! I’ll be honest. I met this author through Facebook and was impressed by her kindness. Then I read her …

Twitter

  Twitter is a social media platform that focuses on sending brief messages out into cyberspace. (Wow, that word dates me.) Twitter is a public forum for posts, conversations, news, pictures, and videos. Members can chat live through tweets (posts) and direct messages. Twitter is PUBLIC. Anything posted on the site—pictures, comments, videos—is available for …

Book 25 Troubled Blood

  Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) fulfilled the category “Longest Book on my TBR list” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. Honestly, I have House of Leaves (700+ pages) on my list along with The Witching Hour (1000+ pages). But I read Troubled Blood, and as it was long enough, I opted …

Facebook

  Facebook Let’s start our social media tour with the big guy. Well, big guy for Gen Xers. Many of you probably know and use the app. As a writer, it’s the best place to find readers. Facebook is a social media platform where users can post messages, pictures, videos, just about anything to share. …

Book 24 Verity

  Verity by Colleen Hoover fulfilled the category “Book on my TBR List with the Ugliest Cover” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. What a mean category! I hate shaming anyone for their covers. Some authors can’t afford an expensive cover artist. This was an indie title, and the cover is more disturbing/confusing than ugly. …

Social Media for Writers

  My blog friends,  I have an idea. Give a listen to my proposal and let me know what you think. We’ve worked through about twenty-five apps so far. Yes, some posts were just links to check out, but we covered some serious ground. We’ve talked about grammar, organization, writing programs, marketing, graphics, and more. …

Book 23 They All Fall Down

    They All Fall Down by Rachael Howzell Hall fulfilled the category “A Locked-Door Mystery” for the PopSugar 2021 Reading Challenge. I had a tough time with this prompt. Apparently, the definition of a locked-door mystery is confusing. I read an entire book and the beginning of a second that claimed on Goodreads, Amazon, …