So the annual NaPoWriMo – write a poem a day, for the whole of April – started yesterday, and I thought that it would be a good idea to participate purely to practice writing poems. Who knows, I might actually turn out to be okay at them!!
Instead of writing one poem every day of April, I would like to write one poem every TWO days of April. So here goes for the first two days!!!
Looking at the pane,
I gaze through in vain,
As the trees dance,
Slowly as the glance,
Moves to what it only can,
Be as the van,
Leaves the trees standing,
Alone on the landing.
I am not sure whether that makes any sense… But it’s a start!!
Are any of you participating in this year’s NaPoWriMo?
I think yesterday’s Daily Prompt is quite relevant to today and our up-coming bloggers (such as myself!) to help start themselves up and create fresh traffic to new blogs. So here it is:
The Social Network:
Do you feel like you “get” social media, or do you just use it because that’s where all your friends and family are?
Widely speaking, I would say the majority of people use social networking sites purely because their friends and family use it, so it’s a very easy and accessible way of keeping in contact with them. I say this, because this is probably the reason why I first started using Facebook or Twitter – to keep up with the “now” and see what everyone is up to. Pretty stalker-ish when you look at it like that isn’t it?
However, having linked up both of my blogs – including The Design 411 – to my Twitter accounts, all of my posts get shared with not only my WordPress followers but also my Twitter followers. For this reason you could say that I “get” social networks because I know how to maximise the sites and get as much from them as possible.
In terms of Facebook, I like to keep things personal – share family and friend photographs etc, on LinkedIn I like to keep it professional in terms of my degree etc and I think this is how it should be… But my Twitter account is just a bunch of everything put together! Even still, I was shown these sites by my friends and family.
In conclusion, I understand how social networking works and how I can get the most out of each site but I choose not to put myself out there too much because I don’t like being “up in someone’s face” all day long – I like to gain true followers and friends.
Why do you use social networking sites?
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Two days ago, the Daily Prompt from WordPress.com was this: Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?
In terms of parties, it really does depend on the mood I am in for me to really enjoy it. If the crowd of people there are full of those I know, or have met once or twice before, I think it would be great. Parties are always fun when you have had a bit of alcohol, you can’t lie. So long as the company is good, fun and interesting then there is never very much of a problem for me going to a party.
So in terms of an answer, yes; parties do fill me with energy, but that is dependent on the company I’m in. I think I would enjoy the crowds at a music festival – at the end of the day, everyone is there for mainly one reason, the music.
However, if I were to go somewhere filled will people I don’t know particularly well, I am not sure how I would fair. It would be exciting to meet new people and find out more about each person, but I would feel a little intimidated and shy to start with. There needs to be someone with common ground. It would be wrong to exclude yourself from making new contacts – that is more important than knowing at least something about everything. Be open to discussions and leaning from other people.
I think everyone likes to have a Friday and Saturday night off from socialising every once in a while – it gives you the chance to relax and take some time out for yourself.