Make a Difference in the Writing Community

Author Tricia Drammeh is an inspiration in the writing community and this blog post is a prime example of why that is the case. I particularly like when she writes in this post about making real connections online that will have a positive impact on your life and on the lives of others. Reblog!

Creative State of Mind

Most authors at one time or another have dreamed of taking the writing world by storm with a breakout bestselling novel. I’m sure most of us still harbor hope this will happen. Regardless of sales or monetary success, we can still make a difference in the writing community. Whether you’re published or still writing your first novel, you can make a huge impact. Here’s how:

  1. Make connections. I recently read an excellent blog post by Susan Toy that discusses online connections and engagement. When it comes to Twitter and blog followers, some people mistake quantity for quality. Would you rather have 100 followers who regularly visit and comment on your blog, or 1000 followers you never hear from again? A huge number of Twitter followers or Facebook Page likes might look good on paper, but what does it really mean if you aren’t making connections with people? Visit blogs and leave…

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18 thoughts on “Make a Difference in the Writing Community

  1. I think this was helpful, when she speaks about “quantity”. I’m no longer concerned about the quantity of “Likes”, or “fitting in” in any particular discipline at all, as people eventually do whatever THEY like, not coming back again for “Likes”, or simply fading away, now this is precisely “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution: Freedom of Speech”, the one I spoke to you about the other day, on the internet. Everyone’s going to eventually end up doing and being the way they want to be. I think it’s very sound advice, especially about the quantity, and thanks for re-blogging this.

    • As to the “friendship” part, I also thought it was very good. “Too much giving” is definitely not a good sign, as it’s not being recognized or it’s being misinterpreted, so the “friendship” part has to do with people who reciprocate equally, (which of course doesn’t happen for human reasons), appreciate or respect you; the “friendship part” having to do more with people who do have interests in common with you and are mature enough to disagree, but still continue the relationship. This is the tricky part. Communication and generation gaps will always be there, but finding that “common interest”, regardless of age or experience, among others, is usually what seems to breaks the barrier.

      • Respect is certainly the base for a quality friendship. I have found that I over time I have fewer friends but more quality relationships; it’s interesting how our priorities change and what we seek out in people as friends. I suppose that is because we are always growing. Wishing you a nice Sunday, Maria!

      • Respect also in the “letting go” part. When respect is not reciprocated; calm down, and take a walk, and let go, but learning to accept it.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my post, Christy. It’s a huge honor to be featured on this blog. You’re one of the people I thought about when I wrote the post. Your support and friendship have meant the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • Tricia, it is my pleasure to share your post here as it is full of great advice and written by a certain woman I think is divine! That is so nice that you thought of me as one of the bloggers who inspired the post – that is so kind! Hugs

  3. Great post! ★ ⭐ ⭐ ★ ⭐

    I found it accurate and professional…

    I particularly would like to highlight the points regarding Being Careful! … So true, Respect is the main point I guess … And probably it might define what a good blogger is …

    As to being a friend, I can provide evidence of this…And I treasure our magical and deep friendship dear Chris….

    Sending you hugs for your saturday BGP…. Aquileana 😀

  4. Those are the golden and fruitful rules. I’m glad I already took that approach. Nice share for those who aren’t aware and merely focusing on the numbers. 🙂

  5. I read her post through Michelle’s blog, Book Chat, and what an excellent post of advice, Christy! Thanks for sharing, too! Hope you’ve had a good weekend and wishing you a great week ahead! Hugs!

  6. Good food for thought. I have both 100 followers who comment and a thousand who I never hear from again, not to brag, but having so many does make it hard to keep all the connections alive. Some people feel neglected, and I hate that I am responsible for that! But life is life, it’s busier and busier. And frankly, those thousand I never hear from again, I love you, too! I don’t have time to comment on every blog. But I try… LOL I think I must be a maniac, but I really like it. 🙂

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