Changes are a-comin! The Business of Art, Writing Fellowship, a Facebook page and MY domain.

How fast can I write a blog post that’s interesting with links and good information?  Start timing – 7:48 am.

Okay,

(Excuse me, have to go peanut butter my raisin toast, back in a minute.)

As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted by the beaping of the toaster, (it’s a good thing I can still type with peanut butter toast in my mouth) lots of great things going on this week!

I went to submit my novel, Biomalware, to the James Jones Fellowship Contest last Friday and found out that they had pushed back the deadline two whole weeks!  There’s still time if you want to enter.  I’ve been slacking a bit but I worked on the book Friday and will continue to do so until the deadline comes back around.

I’ve been attending a Business of Art workshop at the Community Arts in Elmira in Upstate NY through the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and there’s been some really interesting info. shared. 

The workshop prompted me to go purchase my own domain name through https://www.godaddy.com/.  It was quick and easy.  It did start out being 9.99 for the year but then you add on the cost of keeping it private (so that your personal contact information isn’t used for registering the domain name so everybody can see it on the Internet) and the cost of registering a dot com and it quickly came up to about $23.00.  Still, a solid investment.  This blog will soon be www.melorajohnson.com

Anyway, I now have a Facebook page where I will be posting a daily note on something interesting or inspiring about writing or life in general.  Come like my page and I promise not to flood you with junk!  Just click here -> Melora Johnson’s Facebook page.

It was really easy.  I just went to my Facebook profile and clicked on “Add a page” down the left hand side.  They asked what type of page I wanted to create and let me upload a picture then I posted something on my new page and asked my personal friends to like it.  Woo hoo!

A couple things I found out yesterday about using Facebook to promote yourself or your business – the first time you post each day people will look but the second time your looks/likes will go down about 57%.  Also, once I have an event or book trailer, or something, to promote, I can do that through Facebook and pick the types of people I want to promote it to.  Cool! 

Okay, it is now 8:08 am.  I need to add a pic and go put something interesting on my new Facebook page.  Hope to see you there!

Oh, gotta eat that toast too.

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