October Platform Challenge – Day 28

I can’t believe that it is the 28th day of this challenge. The last few days I have missed, however they are not gone and will still get done.

Today’s challenge was to join Goodreads.com. I have been a member since 2013 but not really utilizing the site. That might change as I get closer to completing a novel and/or short story. In the meantime, stop by and take a look around at the site and see what you think about it. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19478342-trena-johnson

Happy Writing!


October Platform Challenge-Day 20

Search for Yourself.

Dolphin Adventure Bahamas

Dolphin Adventure Bahamas

I was a little freaked out to do this one. I’m not sure I wanted to know if I could be found let alone what information might be pulled up and brought to light. Turns out there are a few of me however if you input my state the search narrowed down to actually me.¬† First result being LinkedIn, not bad but then it’s general information and even my maiden name. At least now I know if I Google myself I can find out how old I am ūüėÄ

Google plus shows up but I’m not sure how to get the posts to be shared publicly instead of just in my circles. Any thoughts my Google-savvy readers??? Thank you in advance.

Some Facebook, Pinterest, and I’m guessing at some point Twitter, the one I created for writing, will move up to the first page of search results generated, my other personally one is there. All of this very eye opening how much a few words can bring back so much information about a person. I might actually be convinced to be more paranoid than I already am about what the web can access.¬† It also means that I probably need to spend some time updating all those sites to the most current information regarding my writing and what I want people, i.e. authors, editors, publishers, and others, to see. Have a house for a profile pic probably is not the best if someone is trying to find you/me.

The task was to also use Yahoo and Bing along with any other search engine you wanted. I think I will take one search at a time until then…

Happy Writing


October Platform Challenge – Day 19

Research Live Events.

Seems simple enough. However finding a few that are not national was interesting. Starting to research anything always starts with a broad google search of various keywords. A little hit or miss until you see the “clues” within the search results. Try typing : Writing events and input your hometown or area with 2015. My search came up with a few that seemed like a good possibility. I have listed a few here that are local and one nationally. I may pick a couple go to next year.

I naturally do not want to put myself out there let alone want to go into a room of total strangers. However I have found that once I am actually in the environment or meeting room I can relax a bit, enjoy myself and perhaps even manage to talk to a total stranger. Of course I heavily rely on the presentation to break the ice a bit. Some people have some great entrance¬†tips, I’m at a loss, so what tips can you give to make some great writer conversations?

Until then, Happy Writing.

P.s. Day 18 challenge I am skipping for the moment. It is to Contact An Expert for an Interview…umm, not yet.

October Platform Challenge – Day 17

Include an Image in a blog post.

My Day 17 assignment is to include an image in a blog post. I wanted to find something inspiring and unique.

Compliments of http://www.voondecor.com/

The Library at Dunham Massey, which is one of the least changed of the 18th century interiors. The bookcases are made of oak. The carving above the fireplace is by Grinling Gibbons.

The Library at Dunham Massey, which is one of the least changed of the 18th century interiors. The bookcases are made of oak. The carving above the fireplace is by Grinling Gibbons.

I would be able to spend hours searching this room. The handcrafted detail is inspiring. I wonder what kind of stories this room may have conjured up. Perhaps a visit is needed to see the details in person. How would this room inspire you? What does inspire you to write/read?

I know I”m a few days behind on my writing. The weekends seem to get away from me. Thank you for sticking with me.