Here’s To Making It Through Another Week

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.

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9 thoughts on “Here’s To Making It Through Another Week

  1. Yay, I am excited to hear that you will soon be returning to Tolkien. I am looking forward to it, your posts on the topic are always insightful and a pleasure to read.

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    • Sourcerer says:

      thanks! I’m hoping to get back into the texts this week and figure out just what it’s going to take to write the next few posts. Gollum is an essential, and complicated, character.

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      • Thanks for the hint.

        I will be leading a discussion tomorrow on regarding the chapter from The Children of Hurin titled: “Turin Among the Outlaws”. If you read the text I am sure you will familiar with it. I will probably post my summery and questions on my site. I’d love to discuss it with you.

        But I thank you for the hint to your next post! Gollum is indeed a great character, turned out to be the tragic hero! I am really excited to see what you turn out!

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        • Sourcerer says:

          Yes, he’s next in line. That series is following the ringbearers, and from there, I’ll have to figure out how to deal with the other characters. So, Isildur, Gollum, Bilbo, Frodo, then I’ll have to talk about Sam before I get into other characters who are affected by the ring. That series is going to take forever to finish.

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  2. I’m intrigued to find out what you have up your sleeve for Tuesdays… Also, I’ve never read Tolkien. I may have to start paying attention to those Tolkien posts a little more closely, I’m trying to get my daughter to try them. She is a voracious reader and loves fantasy fiction. She reads a lot of dragon-themed novels. She’s young (almost 11) but reads at a 10th grade level so I’m thinking she could handle The Hobbit maybe? Then she may be able to get into Lord of the Rings later? What do you think? Is the content extremely graphic? Violence doesn’t bother her but obviously I wouldn’t want her reading anything sexually explicit. My husband and I just finished the third season of Game of Thrones (which was AMAZING) and she kept trying to convince us to let her watch it (because dragons) but dear god, I can NEVER let her watch it! Maybe when she’s 30 years old… If you think The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings is too much let me know…

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    • Gene'O says:

      Tolkien doesn’t contain any sex, and the violence is minimal, to-the point, and not graphic. The Hobbit is written as a fairy-story for adolescents. I think if she reads at at 10th grade level, she can handle it, but not sure whether or not she’d like it because really, Tolkien’s work is early-20th century, and lots of contemporary Americans read his langauge as dry and formal. I don’t read it that way, but then, I’m a Tolkien nerd. If she does try it, I’d be interested to know whether or not she could get into it. I’d definitely say start with the Hobbit. It’s more straightforward, funny at times, and has more fantastical elements than LOTR, which is more an epic than a fairy tale.

      Not sure about The Lord of the Rings, reading-level wise, but again, no worries about sex. I can only remember three women actually depicted on the page in the whole Lord of the Rings.

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    • Gene'O says:

      I’m hoping the Tuesday thing turns out to be as good as I hope. If so, I’ll have managable posts for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays nailed down at Sourcerer long-term. That only leaves Mondays and Thursdays with three potential contributors in any given week. I’m hoping that blog turns the corner in the next month or two and I can start putting more time into this one and into networking.

      Diana’s not read as much fantasy as me, but she’s read tons of it, she’s read Tolkien, and she’s read adolescent/YA literature extensively. She might have some suggestions for things that are appropriate but not too simple for an 11-year-old with a high reading level.

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