Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Getting Personal: Social Media Highlights

Yes social media, from Facebook to Twitter and everything in between. A lot of us use it and many times it's just to browse around finding and posting cool memes. You know, the very important stuff.

Um, Superman has a stepmom on Earth. Is the movie back on? Yes? Good.


So the night of the Oscars I live tweeted. A lot of the time with Youtuber @GraceRandolph who is one cool informative lady when it comes to the business of movies. I already mentioned being featured on her channel Movie Math during her Movie News feature via my tweet about a Wonder Woman article. You can read that post here. Well towards the end I tweeted about Leo winning the Best Actor Oscar and I kid you not, the bottom of my online world fell out. In quick succession I got over ten retweets and fifty likes (which increased to over sixty). I had thought getting over twenty likes on a tweet about Disney's television movie The Descendants was great. But that actually took a few hours and I would expect that to be my big 2016 Twitter highlight. As the week went on the Leo tweet ended up having 25 Retweets and 81 Likes. Check it out here. I'm still over the moon about it.

Then last Thursday March 3 during #K8Chat I ended up being front and center on a discussion on writing romance. Mind you, I'm no expert on that but I shared my thoughts on romance not being shoe-horned, abusive romance being creepy no matter how sexy the guy is and so on. I kid you not somehow I got a lot of responses and flitted in and out multiple twitter conversations. I even ended up giving the starring guest author tips on overcoming writer's block and she loved it. I have hardly been going to this for three weeks or so since #NextLitChat got cancelled. Had a great time though but for an introvert like me it was very shocking. But the week before I got into a little chat with Julie Kagawa (author of the Talon series which I love and pre-ordered Soldier yesterday) about anime so that was awesome too. I'm a real puzzle even to myself. But had an awesome time all the same.


Man just when you think lightning does not strike twice. Usually it can take months for someone to get their viewer question read by Grace Randolph on her Movie News feature. My tweet on Wonder Woman had made it into the top three news segment which goes on before the chosen viewer question. Now I will say when I put my mind to it I can be very observant. One of the advantages of keeping your mouth shut. In the past I had sent out a couple of questions but never got chosen. Last week I really pondered on that and decided to go with a question hand in hand with the current movie season. X-Men: Apocalypse was coming soon and some of it's steam was leaking out especially after the underwhelming Superbowl Trailer and the negative reaction to Jennifer Lawrence taking Mystique and going Blonde Katniss. So I decided to ask about the sudden removal of the Gambit movie from Fox's release schedule and if it might be related to loss of hype and Jennifer Lawrence. I posted it twice last week and guess what? My question got picked and answered Friday March 4, 2016.


I won 15% off my first order with Quamber Kids. A new division of Najla Quamber Designs whose creator Najla is a very talented graphics designer. I have since decided to write a picture book with #LGBT elements so it was a cool coincidence. Yup I plan to write a children's book. This once one trick pony YA girl is going wild folks. More on this project next Monday Mish Mash.


Social media is a fickle thing. Used correctly you can promote yourself, your brand, work, etc. Just remember that it can be a very good tool but also a potential time waster if you don't watch out. Find the right groove for you and stick with it. Actually no, always look out for new ways while also keeping up the paths of success discovered. You never know what will catch someone's eye. Thank you for dropping by for Getting Personal.


  1. You are way more effective on social media than I am!

    And Batman ha Alfred, a father figure, so the next movie could be hooking Superman's mom and Alfred up. Yes, I do turn everything into a love story.

  2. Congrats on all your fun stuff happening, that is awesome! I definitely do not utilize social media enough.

  3. Woot! It sounds like you're doing something right in social media and people are taking notice.

  4. Wow! Awesome stuff happening. I need to learn more...going back to re-read the post!

  5. You've got a much better handle on this social media thing than I do. All power to you. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That's really cool!
    I've never been trending on Twitter, but several of my blog posts racked up five digit views. And being a Blog of Note a while back also gave me a huge boost. Like you said, can't always predict that stuff.

  7. I tend to have to remind myself to be on social media during the day because I get caught up in my work.

  8. I write about social media marketing a lot and one of the best ways to get more followers and get the word out about your "brand" is through live tweeting during events. Sounds like you're doing a great job with that!

  9. That's awesome! I agree with you about social media. Sometimes it's like talking to yourself, but it's cool when you interact with folks who you admire.

  10. the only memes I like are the cat ones :)
    I love Twitter because of celebs whom you can run into there, I usually get two or three celebrity tweets, likes or retweets there. Helps with the page hits

  11. LOL the meme made my day.

    I really need to spend more time on social networks, but it feels like I just don't have enough time in a day.

  12. Wow, good for you! I've had some great breakthrough moments on Facebook and Twitter, but they seem few and far between.

  13. Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

    Social media advice is useful. Shall include in a blog post.


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