Social Network Update
I’ve now joined BranchOut and Pinterest – as if I needed more social network connections than I already have, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads. I really don’t know what BranchOut is all about and Pinterest is even more of a riddle.
A recent pin on my Pinterest
for the home board
According to their websites:
BranchOut makes it easy to search for jobs and see inside connections in your network. Our quick tour will help you discover BranchOut's powerful features.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
I haven’t really worked with BranchOut yet because I haven’t been actively looking for a job – but of course one never knows.
And, I’ve seen some interesting and beautiful pin boards on Pinterest. I’ve even joined in with the rest in pinning and repinning and liking existing pins, but I don’t get the point yet. I signed up to take a free 45 minute Webinar about it next week, so maybe I’ll come out with a whole new outlook then. Since my main goal for all of these sites is to get the word out about my memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, I can’t tell how BranchOut and Pinterest will help me do that.
And, I’m going to take a break from my novel today. I passed the 70,000 word mark yesterday, I’ve begun to create chapters, and next week I’ll probably start pinning the book up on storyboards (not to be confused with Pinterest). That way I’ll be able to see the holes in my content more clearly. Up until now I’ve been scrolling through a big document, and scrolling back and forth through 170 plus pages is not the way to go. I’ve also dropped my stuff into Dropbox just in case I want to work on it when I’m not at my home computer.
Needless to say, my online and writing life keeps getting more and more involved and complicated. Maybe I need to go around for a while, paper notebook in hand, and write some poems – like the good old days.