If we were having coffee, I’d have a lot of news for you, since next week has a lot going on.
I wouldn’t be able to contain my excitement, so I’d start with the biggest news.
The Feminist Friday Project is becoming an e-book. The best posts from the 2014 series have been edited by Natacha Guyot into a collection that comes out on March 8 in honor of International Women’s Day. I’ll have a piece in the anthology, along with a handful of other writers’ essays about feminist topics and a foreword by Gretchen Kelly. It’ll be available as a free download on Smashwords and a $0.99 download on Amazon, and the revenue from paid purchases will go to a feminist-friendly organization.
It’s exciting, y’all. Collaboration in the blog world is just so awesome.
If we were having coffee, I’d have you write another blog-related event into your calendar.
On Monday, March 9 from 7-9 pm EST, I’ll be co-hosting a #BloggerPJParty Twitter chat. I love Twitter chats. I’m not always good about actually making it to the chats I have written into my iCal, but I end up enjoying most of the discussions I participate in and making some great connections with other bloggers. Most chats are only an hour, but this one lasts for two, so it’ll be twice the fun!
Speaking of social media, my friends have been begging me for years to get an Instagram, but I always resisted. I found it especially narcissistic, and I tend to like people less when I see their Instagram posts. But I’ve been reading a lot about using it to drive traffic to blog posts and round out an online presence, so I’ve decided to give it a shot. If you’d like, you can follow me on Instagram @victimtocharm. We’ll see how it goes–maybe I’ll become addicted, maybe it’ll distract from my Twitter/Facebook pages that I already kind of neglect–but it’s an experiment. I’ll probably use Instagram to announce new blog posts, show snippets of my life, and do sneak peeks of photo shoots and travel destinations–in fact, I’ll take you through my trip to Boston next week.
Even though it won’t be a particularly warm spring break destination, it should be fun regardless. I’m staying with my sister, and I’ve never been to her college campus, so there’ll be a lot to explore. A lot of that trip will be powering through books for the Read Harder Challenge and writing posts for the April A to Z Challenge, but I’m also hoping to get some wandering/photography time in. I had a lot of that on my last trip to New York City, so I’ll be relatively silent next week and instead will be revealing a travel photo series on the blog showing you snapshots of Queens and Manhattan before they were covered in snow and ice.
Then, if we were having coffee, I’d ask if you have any news–big, small, blog-related, or from “real life.” And we’d share in the excitement together.