February 11, 2015

Finding Social Media Gold

Me with David B Coe and 2 friends
I spend the majority of my day NOT reading blogs, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, but occasionally I trip over some "social media gold."  Today, I want to share with you three great sources from my online explorations in the past month.  I've provided essential links with each of these.  Please check out all three!

Discovery #1:  I'm not sure how I discovered the blog Marking Our Territory, but I'm glad it found it's way to my computer screen.  In this blog, Will, tells the story of his life with his two dogs, Eko and Penny. It gives me a smile every day, and it's a perfect example of how to keep your blog focused on one topic (writers take note). Check it out, especially if you're tired of all the negativity in social media these days.

Discovery #2:  A few days ago, a friend posted about an entrepreneur in Charlotte who wants to open a specialized indie bookstore, but not just any bookstore.  The best way to explain it is to share a blurb from the website:

"More than anything, Worlds of Wonder hopes to be a one of a kind spot where everyone can freely express their interests in geeky stuff. Kind of like a sports bar for nerds, where instead of showing sports on the big TV we show Sharknado 3; instead of loud TVs blaring throughout the place, the acoustic ambience allows conversations (and gaming); a place where people into Game of Thrones, the Dresden Files, and Firefly can assemble with just as much joy as the guys (girls) into football, baseball, or basketball in other bars."

I write and read in this genre, and Charlotte isn't very far from me, but there is a catch: Worlds of Wonder isn't a reality, yet. If you want to know more. Visit their  Kickstarter Campaign.

Discovery #3:  Last, but definitely NOT least, my friend, David B. Coe, posted a great blog yesterday that reveals the truth many writers need to know:  everyone has doubts, even those of us who are very successful like David.  Please check it out, and if you're not reading David's books (writing as David B. Coe and D B Jackson) correct that problem today!

Oh, and the picture on my post today is of me with David B. Coe and Cayce and Dr. Kasie.  We met because of our love of writing SciFi\Fan and remain in contact thanks to social media.

What social media gold have you discovered?

2 comments:

Kasie Whitener said...

Thanks for the pic! Will definitely support a nerd cafe/bar in Charlotte!

Barbara V. Evers said...

I know Kasie. It would be great for it to open in time for ConCarolina!