I hope your week gets off to a good start. I am elbow deep in a documentation project that sprang onto my calendar just last week. It is my task to take a set of documents created with one purpose in mind, and mold them to suit an entirely new framework that will cover similar ground. There’s a short window of time to do this in, so I don’t have much time to plan and reflect. I have to pick a path and move forward. This can be problematic, but it is also liberating. A project like this could easily consume triple the amount of time I have to work on it. Working faster requires accepting that I will not always make the best choice, but that making any choice will get me closer to my goal. Progress trumps perfection sometimes.
E-Book Reading Continues to Grow
Here’s a nice article about the growth of ebooks, and the appeal of their portable, accessible format. It also delves into the likelihood of e-book readers to comment and share their reading experiences through social media.
The Nielsen Company, best known for tracking who watches what on TV, are going to expand to track who tweets about what show. Getting advertising revenue from Twitter followers seems unlikely at best, but the tool should do a great of identifying the shows with the most loyal and vocal fans, which may keep a show going despite a small audience.
Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)
Describe ten real-world examples of different colors.
Write a poem that begins with the name of a city.
Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt
Write a story in which something gets halved.
Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt
Write about something you think is funny, but most other people do not think is funny.
Judy Blume has a Twitter account. That makes me very happy. She’s @JudyBlume and giving twerking advice to @lenadunham. That is just too perfect. I, by the way, am still @HewittJohnC. In Honor of Judy Blume, please have some Fudge.