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  1. Adam
    April 25, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

    Oh, another method of connecting that I’m rather fond of is writers groups. Being on ground has its limits, but it’s also nice to interact in person, from time to time.

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    • kkrige
      April 26, 2018 @ 9:37 am

      True. I think that people are better behaved face to face too. Too often people hide behind their online presence, but you get more honesty and consideration in person. Are you part of any writing groups?

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      • Adam
        April 26, 2018 @ 10:20 am

        For a time I was a part of one, then began running one when I couldn’t find one to join. Most of the members are much more casual than I, but they’re open to discussion, and willing to read & provide feedback. I know some who wished that I required everyone in attendance to write and share, but I think it needs to be a personal choice, and I don’t want to drive anyone away.

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  2. Adam
    April 25, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

    It’s an interesting conundrum. On the one hand we need solitude for the actual creative process, but we also (often) need a sense of purpose to give our efforts meaning.
    In the digital age it can definitely be overwhelming, all these choices.
    At a certain point one can easily let networking become “all you do”, with the promise that some day, once you “have it all set up” you’ll finally be able to do what you love.

    I think one key component is recognizing what you personally like to do.
    I’m fond of Facebook, so I tend to engage that regularly, but I’m not much for Twitter.
    I recognize the need to adapt to audiences, and have a Twitter account, but I don’t use it nearly as much.
    Personally my favorite way to connect is through blog posts.
    Twitter and Facebook both tend to prioritize brevity, but I like a nice long post, something I can really sink my teeth into.
    You may notice I’m partial to longer comments as well.

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    • kkrige
      April 26, 2018 @ 9:35 am

      Lol, I have noticed that Adam. And I agree that you can offer more depth in a blog post than you can obviously offer on Twitter (for sure), or FB (brevity wins most times there too). I appreciate your connection here. 🙂

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      • Adam
        April 26, 2018 @ 10:17 am

        Thank you. I as well. I look forward to reading (and discussing) more in the future.

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