Category: Traffic

Don’t ‘assume’ that you know why I like you.

The infamous ‘like’ button.

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We see it on facebook, WordPress, Instagram, Stumble Upon and list goes on.

People ‘like’ to keep track, tally and constantly compare one another’s stats and above all ‘likes’.

I’ve noticed the trend and it’s made me quite curious so I’ve decided to explore the concept of liking in a little more depth.

What is the criteria that you use to determine when you will give a like?  Is it a conscious thought process or do you just like away?  Have you ever really sat down and thought about why you choose to like something, especially something like a facebook page that will be in your day-to-day news feed stream?

I was reading a post on facebook from a friend’s page recently and although I may not have agreed with the entire subject matter (his belief) I liked the presentation, the underlying message (the moral ideas and wholesome choices) and the thought and style involved in the writing so I gave the post a like.  The post was on the topic of faith and what faith was to him.  For example: Faith is………  followed by Faith is…….  There was a lot of depth and thought put into each response.

Do you think that my like would symbolize that I believe the same basic idea of faith as he does? If so why does standing in agreement have to mean that you believe or ‘be’ the same thing?  I support all faiths, cultures and lifestyles given that they are peaceful in nature…. As an example I support equality for all people like the right to be gay and live a peaceful, equal life but I am not gay.

When I am determining whether I will issue a ‘like’ I base it on many things from writings style, flare, concept, humor, interest, principle, value, ethics, content, depth of thought etc.

Why do you like posts, blogs, photos?

Do you like other people’s work and pages just to get likes on your own page, blog, photo etc. or to grow your readership?  For the people that do is this ok?  Is this not the very definition of ‘social media’ and gaining exposure?

Hmmmm….

Comments, thoughts, let’s discuss…?

P.S I DO like you!

The 1 thing that writers/bloggers need to know before they begin.

While I have loved my journey of blogging and writing so far, the one aspect of it that I wasn’t prepared for was how socially isolating it is!  It can be weighty for your average social butterfly like me.

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I love social media and corresponding and working with fellow artists through my blog.  I email with so many people, Skype chat, we comment on each others blogs, Tweet and facebook and I have developed a great fondness for many of my readers and people that I collaborate with but it can still feel ‘impersonal’.   Continue reading

Guest Bloggers and a New Look

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After some time away and a fresh return Writings of a Mrs now has a new look and some exciting new ideas.
Oh and did I mention I am now a .com site!
http://www.writingsofamrs.com

I’m looking for guest bloggers to feature once weekly.

For those of you interested you will also see the return of ‘The Storetry’.  I would like to have at least two more installments before releasing the first ‘Storetry’ Collaboration eBook!

I will also be  continuing and showcasing Friday’s Featured Poet as well.

If any of the above interests you please see the tabs listed at the top of my main page for more information.

Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.

What do you think of the new look?

Friday’s Featured Poet

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Here are a few poems by the writings and poetry of Kristin Peterman.

The fire inside

It’s the beginning of a new day
The sun is rising and warming my face
I feel cold inside despite the warmth from the sun
The fire inside me is fading away
Is there someone who can ignite it again
Each time I think I have found someone
They disappear with the setting of the sun taking a piece of me with them Continue reading

Chris McMullen: Read Tuesday, Black Friday

I’d like to introduce those of you haven’t heard about Read Tuesday to this spectacular event!

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I’d like to thank Jennifer, Writings of a Mrs., for the opportunity to do this guest post. (*my pleasure Chris*)

The problem with Black Friday for book sales:

Every year when Black Friday arrives, customers do plenty of shopping, buying products for themselves and gifts for others. Stores offer enticing discounts, at least on select products, and shoppers stand in lines for hours before the stores even open. Continue reading

Fridays Featured Poet

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Hi, my name is Christine Campbell and you can find me on my blog at http://cicampbellblog.wordpress.com/ or my Facebook author page: Christine Campbell, Author WriteWhereYouAre
 
Here is my poetry submission for your blog.
I have ongoing serious health problems and this poem was written on one of my more difficult days.
I wonder if it resonates with others.
Thank you for this opportunity.
The Prisoner
© Christine Campbell, 2013

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Guest Blogger: Haley Schluter

I want to introduce you all to Haley Schluter.

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She is a vibrant, young, promising college student with a ‘voice’ that makes you feel like you are sitting across from her at a coffee shop having a chat.  Her writing style is fun, comfortable, confident and she is a riot!  Oh and did I mention she has curly hair?  I’m a fan of curly hair.  Watch for her and her curly hair, I’m sure you will be seeing more of her in the years to come!

Why Your Blog’s Voice Speaks Volumes

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What is Art?

art is freedom, art,

“…that you were not engaged with us because of your person; because of the parody of work that you display as “art” are a taint to that which is pure and true.” – anonymous

So I received this in an email yesterday from a fellow artist that is involved in ‘supporting’ fellow poets and artists through different methods of group interactions, writing prompts, competitions etc.

Might I also mention this someone has reblogged my work multiple times and has also left kind, supportive and encouraging mentions on many of my poetry posts.  So when I read the above comment I was completely shocked.

After much thought I have decided to leave this person anonymous and coming to this conclusion was a big challenge for me.  I take leadership, image, honesty and example very seriously.  I realize it’s not about the person it’s the idea of what art is that really got me going. Continue reading

Share your poetry on my blog!

I have decided to start a new weekly feature.

I will be accepting poems from anyone one interested.

I will post one poem per week onto my blog (my blog has 57,000 views and 5,600 followers) and

I will also share the poems with my Twitter account and my face book page fans.

I will post the poem featured on Fridays under:

Fridays Featured Poet

To participate please like and submit your poetry on my face book page.  Click on the link below to get there.

https://www.facebook.com/writingsofamrsjennifer?ref=hl

I look forward to reading your submissions!

And remember…..

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50,000 Views in 5 months

ImageAfter a quiet summer of little blogging and in 5 months total, I’ve hit 50,000 views on my blog!

Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement!

When I started my blog I had no idea what to expect or even any idea what to write about.  The journey has evolved on it’s own and I’m so amazed that even one of you actually wants to read my poetry and posts so thank you so much for helping me build confidence in my writing.  There is much more to come I assure you!

I know over the summer my Pay Day Thursdays were interrupted along with the weekly ‘Storetries’ but they will return in October for those of you that are wondering and interested!

Also, the ads that keep popping up at the end of my posts are not there by my choice, Word Press just decides to put them where they want…for now.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, TODAY IS A HAPPY DAY FOR ME!!
*does a little happy dance*

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