Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#SoL15 Day 24: Workarounds & Back to Whatever

Workaround ~ still about the keyboard or keyboards since I am using two ~ the one built into the laptop and the On-Screen Keyboard, under accessibility options, One hard and the other soft. More keys are working better; plus, I'm not as slow using two as I was yesterday. Being more accurate typist would help too. Corrections take more time. A spare keyboard and mouse are overdue and not expensive. The right click on the backup laptop doesn't: a mouse will make it usable...something you want back-up anything to be.

Back to .... whatever. Posting: two Precarious Dispatch posts completed ~ one posted and the other, a
full Updates, from scratch to finish and dropped in queue to go out at 10 pm, 750 Words completed before noon, albeit copy/paste dependent. If I stay awake (it's only 7 pm),  I'll even finish the day's slicing much earlier than usual. No guarantees, but I might even make it to a post on the hub blog ~ getting closer all the time.

Plus after a day of no comments to speak of, I posted a substantial number. No, I don't know how many. At least double the minimum three. Counting does something to spontaneity, so I don't ~ or I start and at some point just forget. Commenting on SoL (or any other) posts is not the only option.

There are other ways to interact with posts and blogs besides just commenting. Like, up vote, star, ❤ or +1 ~ depending on the platform. Share, reblog. WP and Tumblr are the easiest. Anytime we can add value with an introductory comment or paragraph and customize the post for a specific audience. Follow. Bookmark. Add rss to reader or blogroll. Syndicate to FB page. Widgetize to blog or website. Bundle links, add bundle feed to widget for your blog or webpage. Cite, quote, incorporate material into another post. Keep on using, sharing, remixing and getting the word out about content and content creators.

Slice of LIfe I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: trying to blog a slice a day for all of March.  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Visit the site to read some slices


  1. Well, I am following you now. First because I think the SOL community is a community like none other. Writers, Teachers, Readers, Supporters. All people who value words and creative endeavors. Second, we posted right after each other and having been one of the last to link up every night, I feel your rhythm here. Been there. I have a steady following who read and never share or comment, but March is a special time for feedback. Third, your page jumped out to me. You've spent time on it and it's very aesthetically pleasing as is this slice. You lay it down just like your background imagery. I like very much. Glad to have stumbled into cyber space with you today. :) Keep slicing!

  2. Thanks for the encouraging word. I enjoyed your tips too.