Catching up to the Digital Age

First of all, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Sunday. And as you can see, I’ve just learned how to use Bitmojis in WordPress via the Bitmoji Chrome Extension.

Who doesn’t love this fun app? To be honest, I didn’t use Bitmoji much on my old phone. My Samsung was slow, glitchy, and a total pain in general. But I hate replacing my phone, so I slogged away at it – resigned to my fate.

Then, when my phone became so slow and glitchy that it was mostly useless, I finally broke down and replaced my Samsung S5 with the new Samsung S9. Because I was one of those who didn’t write down passwords, it took me a couple days to get everything up and running again. And man, what a difference!

Suddenly, apps like Snapchat, Bitmoji, and Spotify were a breeze. My old phone could barely function inside Snapchat. It got to the point that I abandoned the app completely. It just wasn’t worth the effort.

Now that I have my new phone, I’ve rediscovered Spotify, started creating playlists, and connected the app to my Facebook account. I didn’t even know that I could follow what my friends are listening to. As I write this post, I’m listening to my “Easy Listening” playlist that I created yesterday. It would seem that I’ve finally caught up to the digital age.😎

One of my favorite add ons to the Samsung S9 is the AR emoji camera feature, which allows you to create GIf/ animated versions of yourself. I’d love to share one of mine, but I haven’t figured how to use the said feature beyond messenger and social media yet.

On a different note, if you follow my blog, you might remember that I’ve been sharing a flash fiction turned short story. I’ll get back to it in the very near future.

I’ve been so busy connecting with my inner child, and having way too much fun in the process, that I haven’t gotten around to finishing it. But I will, pinky swear.

I would also like to mention that in reference to the book I’m working on, I’ve decided to place Becky’s story in my home province of Newfoundland. It’s time to celebrate my roots. To that end, I’ll be visiting Newfoundland this summer to take a look through Becky’s eyes.

At present, the story opens up on George Street which is located in St.John’s, Newfoundland. It’s known for its bars and pubs. I haven’t been on George Street in several years, so I’ll need to check it out during my visit. And if you don’t know who Becky is, no worries. There’ll be lots of time to discover who she is as I continue writing her story.

Now, because I have no intention of keeping anyone longer than necessary, I’d like to conclude by bringing your attention to an organization that’s looking for authors who would like to donate their book(s) to be distributed to women shelters in the Atlanta, Ga area. In exchange, the founder and fellow indie author will spotlight you on her blog.

Given that my poetry book contains poems that deal with women’s issues such as domestic abuse, I jumped at the opportunity.

When I first decided to participate in this very worthwhile cause, I didn’t know about the author spotlights. I would’ve gladly donated my book regardless. So, I eagerly sent four copies on Friday. I still need to complete the spotlight questions. And like all things, I’ll get to it soon enough.

Here’s the link in case you’d like to find out more: The ThriveHer – From Surviving to Thriving

Well, that’s it for this week. Until next time, be kind to yourself. You’re worth it!

P.S. I did learn from my mistake and wrote down my passwords this time around. 😉

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2 Responses

  1. I incorporated George Street in both of my books, just a little in Calmer Girls and much more in Calmer Secrets because the characters are older. Best wishes with your writing!

    • CyberneticBlonde says:

      Hi Jennifer! I haven’t been on George Street in ions, so it should be interesting to see what has changed since then. I’m looking forward to my visit next summer. My fingers are crossed that nothing comes up to prevent me from going. And thank you on the well wishes!

Your beautiful words always give me reason to smile.

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