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SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM LINKS WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME!

Authors and bloggers social media platforms.

There are so many media platforms for authors and bloggers now that it makes it harder to decide which ones to connect to.  If you can link them altogether so you only have to make one post that will automatically go to all sites then that is the best plan.

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Website        http://karensworld-writer.co.uk

Blog               https://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com/

Facebook      https://www.facebook.com/karen.ashby.5055

Twitter          https://twitter.com/Nanny_cool_?lang=en

Instagram     https://www.instagram.com/karensworld_writer/?hl=en

Pinterest       https://uk.pinterest.com/Kaarensworld/

Google+         https://plus.google.com/101698924543675805013

Netgalley      https://s2.netgalley.com/member/profile

Goodreads    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19973653-karen-s-world

LinkedIn        https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-s-world-b331947a/

Bloglovin       https://www.bloglovin.com/@nannycool

Medium         https://medium.com/@karensworldwriter

 

Be lovely to see you pop by and follow me. x

BLOG V VLOG

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I have always liked blogging as it is something you can do anytime, anywhere so long as you have internet.  You can write about anything or be focussed on just a particular theme, there are many beauty style blogs around at the moment especially for the younger generation who are really into make-up, with their highlighting and contouring but how would the teenager find your blog?

I still think it is hard to get your blog out there as unless you look in the blogging sites like WordPress or you know them to follow on social media then how do new people find you?  I am finding it ok for the people of Folkestone as I leave my cards about and am on the Folkestone sites but other than that I get most of my followers from doing book reviews for authors and publishers.

Do other bloggers have these problems?  What do you do to advertise yourself?

Would you ever attempt a vlog?  I know I would definitely not as I really do not like the sound of my own voice, even though I am sure I could talk for ever about anything.  I guess you still have to have a theme that would appeal to most people so chatting away about your family is not going to work.

I must admit I do consciously avoid the posts in my feed that are vlogs or even just videos about anything, I prefer to just read a variety of blogs.

Do you read a set theme or a variety?

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SUNDAY LOVE

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I am looking forward to a good week after being ill for nearly four weeks I think I am coming out the other side, I am not saying I am 100% but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.  I also really want to get back into my writing and I have not felt like that for a long time.  The only thing I have been doing is reading and wow have I read some great books lately, check out the reviews on my page.

So, what is the love about?  

Valentines Day, when did it become February full of love month?  I have nothing against love but for all us single girls it does all become a bit much, every magazine, paper, TV station, adverts, advertising boards all full of bloody love.  I really do not think that all the people who wish to buy a card or present need so much reminding about what they can get and where, we are not stupid.  Rant over, have a great day x

JUST SHARING OR PLAGIARISM?

Picture used as example from Facebook today by Cathy Jackson.

I can honestly say that I was shocked to my core last night, making me so upset and contemplating removing myself from all social media as I just cannot deal with this amount of unnecessary distress.

I will share with you the comment that was posted on my wall for everyone to read!  It is still there with all the comments, I was going to remove it but my daughter said any publicity is good publicity when you have done nothing wrong.  She was also the first person to see it on my wall so very upsetting for her also, I was then contacted by many friends showing their support.

As you can imagine if something like that was posted on your wall you would be upset.  I had no idea what so ever what she was talking about so asked her.  It was a picture with a written quote on it and no name that was in one of my picture folders on Facebook, I had to search through to find it.  I had obviously shared it when it came up on my wall from somebody else, I cannot remember who or when and looked through my page on Facebook but could not find it.  I deleted it from my picture folder immediately and responded back to her.

My points in all this today as have a clearer and less upset head are:

You should not write this on someone’s wall.

You should not immediately accuse someone until you know the facts.

If you do not want something shared then DO NOT put it on Facebook.

So we now have the issue of, should we share these appealing quotes and pictures when seen on social media?  This is just a few on Pinterest.

We all know there are millions of them on the web, many with no name so what do we do, ignore and delete them?  Share them and just hope for the best?

If someone shared a quote and pretty picture I had made up I would feel so proud that it was liked enough to share with their friends.

This is obviously a mine field and I am very sure that most people would not act like this person did to me.  Can you imagine the awful consequences that could occur if myself or anybody was at a very low point in their life at that moment, a comment like that could send them over the edge, it sickens me that people still only think about themselves and no thought or empathy with anybody else.

At the end of the day it was just a picture of a bird with a written sentence on it that she had put on Facebook.

All very unnecessary. 

BANK NOTES BY CAROLINE GIAMMANCO-BOOK REVIEW

The true story of the Boonie Hat Bandit

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Caroline sent me this book to review and I am afraid to say it got a bit lost in my to-be read list but all is well as I have now finished it.  I was not expecting a true story so that got my interest straight away as there is nothing like the truth about things.

I think it would appeal to Americans or people interested in the judicial hearings as there is a lot of information packed into this story.  It makes you realise what it is like there and how hard it is for people in jail.  The red tape surrounds just about everything making things so hard.

Sometimes people do things for all the wrong reasons but cannot see that at the time and that is what this story is about.  Bank robberies that were committed by one sole man so he could pay his debts and keep the roof over his kids heads.  He pays dearly for this and in fact is still paying as he is still incarcerated.  The thing that keeps him going is the teacher he met and fell in love with and this proved to be a love that would stand the test of time and go on forever as Caroline Giammanco writes this story and tells you all.

 

 

NEWSPAPERS

Do you still have a newspaper delivered or do you buy one everyday?  

While I was growing up we had the paper delivered also the local paper on a Friday, in fact my Nan had a magazine and I had a comic so the newsagent must have loved us; but it was the done thing everybody I knew had a paper boy/girl.  I was about 14 when I got my first paper round it was horrible getting up in the winter but I spent all week planning what I was going to spend my money on when I got it Saturday so that kept me going.

Sadly not many homes have the luxury of this anymore but that is due to the fact that people read what news they want to on-line, many not even downloading a whole newspaper just using an app the read the headlines or what appeals to them.

Do you miss not having a paper delivered or even buying one everyday?

I would like to still have one delivered but I class that as an expense that I cannot afford, I don’t even buy one anymore.  I guess eventually journalists will all be self-employed and work from home as the up keep of an office can not really be justified now.

Many stories are reprinted from other sources or blogs or even websites, I do find it very annoying when I do buy a magazine and find that half the stories have been in some other print form.  I think the local newspapers will survive for a bit longer as they have the interest of all the local people but I think eventually they will be disregarded with people getting news instantly on the Facebook local pages for the area you live in.

It is an ever-changing world we live in today and it makes you wonder where it will all end, I’m not against future developments but I do sometimes miss some of the old ways.

What about you?