This is me:
Except ever so often, when I go to sleep at 8 p.m. and sleep through, which is what I did last night, and I did it without writing anything for today. Fridays at Sourcerer are my responsibility – always. I run contributors Monday-Thursday unless one of them has something that needs to be posted on the weekend to try and catch a trend. Fortunately, I woke up early enough to have two iced coffees (nothing like homemade iced coffee with fresh-ground coffee beans) and get the Feminist Friday post up.
I spent the rest of the day tweeting Follow Fridays and writing a monster Follow Friday post for the blog. It was totally worth it. I didn’t pick up as many new Twitter followers as I usually pick up on Fridays, but here’s what did happen. I posted a Follow Friday post on the blog around 2:30 and went to Twitter. By 3:30, I was getting so many Twitter notifications I couldn’t keep up, even though that’s all I was doing. It wasn’t just the post that did it. I’d been tweeting all day, building steam, and the post turned a very large snowball into an avalanche. It was cool.
I finally got caught up a little before 5, shut down, and went to a little league game for a couple of hours. When I got home I had another 28 Twitter notifications and some comments on the blog post. So, a fabulous day. Not because I gained a lot of new followers, but because I did something for the followers I already have, and I got to talk to a lot of them today.
Follow Friday blog posts have real potential. I featured five blogs and mentioned two more today, all of whom I’ve been talking to for five months or more. They were not all aware of one another. That’s a lesson about social media right there.
So, all the work stuff is done until after Memorial Day. Little league season is done, but little-people school is still in for one more week. That gives me a week to do anything I want, and what I want is to run amok on the social media. I get three of these weeks a year, and I don’t get another one until January. I’m making the most of it.
I’m going to load the weekend music post at Sourcerer and get caught up on those Twitter notifications before I quit tonight. Tomorrow, I’m spending as much time as it takes to get this blog going again. Then I’ll use the rest of Saturday and all day Sunday reloading. I’ve been waiting for this week since the end of April, and it’s finally here.
Next week I plan to finish my Twitter series over at Sourcerer and figure out a timeline for starting my Tolkien series back up at Part Time Monster. I’m also considering adding a feature on Tuesdays. What I am thinking about should do well, it’s something that can be planned well in advance, and it has networking potential. Sounds too good to be true, right? I’m still thinking about it. We’ll see.
Stay tuned. Here’s another ecard, just for fun. I find it darkly humorous in just the right way.
ecards from Part Time Monster’s ecard board on Pinterest.
-ed. Posting this from the Sourcerer account was an accident. I use the two accounts interchangeably, and just loaded this post with the wrong one. This is the only post you’ll see here from Sourcerer, ever. Unless, of course, I make the same mistake again.