October has arrived, once more. Hmmm. This is not very Halloweenish, but here goes.
Growing up, we started getting a subscription for Reader’s Digest. Soon, very soon, the wall of our computer room in the basement was lined with Reader’s Digest volumes, in braille.
I read one particularly gruesome story in RD, on the way to a family function, and I never read from those braille editions again.
Eventually, we got rid of them, when I moved out and we were cleaning house.
I was delighted when I discovered, not only was there such thing as Reader’s Digest (as much as I loved to read) but that Writer’s Digest existed too.
A lot of selling of their products, but I loved to write and I am now participating in their month long
2015 October Platform Challenge
As for platforms, I have mixed feelings.
I know it is important, in this modern moment in time, to have one. I have one and am trying to find my voice there, but the mood comes and goes. I am not quite sure why.
Here goes and I am not participating in the commenting on WD’s website. It involves all that fun stuff I just love about websites. I tried to sign in and it wasn’t a simple process.
Surprised? Not at all.
I don’t care about winning some prize of a huge book for writers, one I can’t even read anyway, so I will go with the daily promos and see how that goes. See if I make it through the month.
I have never gone and done any monthly challenge, posting every day, so I hope this will not annoy the hell out of any readers I have gained in almost two ears of blogging.
My platform is this blog and the second blog I began a year ago, I guess it was now.
Name (as used in byline): I am Kerry Kijewski
Kerry L. Kijewski
Kerry Kay (a future author’s website title idea)
The Insightful Wanderer
Take your pick.
Position(s): published author, writer/blogger, public speaker, travel writer, interviewer/interviewee
Skill(s): writing, literary writing, creative writing, fiction, non fiction, memoir, reviews, interviews, poetry, articles and blog posts, speeches, public speaking
Social media platforms (active): I am on Facebook and Twitter most often.
I have a LinkedIn page, but not sure I like it.
Also, an Instagram account for any future travel, but not sure I like it. Need a photographer on staff.
I started a Pinterest page a few weeks ago. Don’t yet understand that platform at all.
Did I do that, trying to find more of a platform, just because everybody else did it first? Why do everything everyone else does anyways?
Accomplishments: being a blogger, published author, Certificate of Creative Writing, public speaker, guest blogger on many blogs
Interests: creative writing, fiction, non fiction, memoir, doing interviews, blogging, reading, travel, movies, psychology, marine biology, astronomy, feminism, women’s and gender studies, history
In one sentence, who am I?
Kerry is, first and foremost a writer, but also she blogs and she is interested in honing her writing skills for any and all future possibilities which might present themselves.
I am bad at summing up, at being brief, and that is why I hate these one sentence questions.
“Feel the rain on your skin. No one else can feel it for you. Only you can let it in.”
–Natasha Benningfield, Unwritten
Guidelines were made to be broken, right?
Who are you? What is your platform? Can you sum up who you are, using just one sentence? Or do you need more than one, like I do?