Ok, sometimes the simple things are the most confusing. I have a Facebook account and I had an Author’s Page in Facebook. Months ago, I canceled the Author’s Page, thinking that it would be the same as my Facebook account and I don’t like duplicates. I thought it was just like Twitter. I thought, “why not just have the Facebook account; why do I need a page?” So I closed the page. Little did I know that no one can reach my Facebook account without being invited first, not the case with a FB Page. Therefore, all my links were not working (a big Ha, ha), and no one could reach the account. It was only after clicking on my links and getting the message of “This content is unavailable, that I asked my Aunt (a Facebook connoisseur and avid FB user) that she told me what was wrong. I laughed out loud (no pun intended).
So, despite liking simplicity, not duplicating, I recognize the need for a Facebook Page, so I reopened it and was able to change the links on this blog and add the widget. Ha, nothing is as easy as it seems. Just wanted to share in case any of you ( I doubt that) made the same mistake.
On an unrelated topic, here is a picture of the Shameless Seagulls, an example of shameless (or shameful) promo for your novels.
photo by MAD
In addition, I wanted to let you know that I am giving away an e-book (Bits of Inspiration for Indies) on my website. If you would like it, click here and it will take you there. Click on the About/contact tab and request it.
And last, I want to thank all the readers and followers of this blog; I never take anything for granted and truly enjoy the WordPress family. Every time I see a new click or a new follow it brings a smile. I think that this is such an amazing venue to share and meet bits of someone’s world, and I enjoy doing so. So a big Hooray to that. That is all I had to say today.
Ok, I could not resist doing this to these adorable seagulls. I took the picture at the Keyport, NJ waterfront. It looks like the are gossiping about something quite juicy, so of course I had to imagine it. Click on the picture to make it larger 🙂
Photo by Maria Diaz
Seagulls in Grand Marais (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you have followed this blog, by now you know that I am an observer of life. Sometimes, this is not so good as I tend to ponder if there is redemption for the human species. Some behavior I don’t understand at times. Over the weekend, my husband and I drove to a spot at the shore where we like to sit and watch the water, seagulls … and sometimes, we drink our coffee there too. That day, they were just a few people walking along the shoreline – a woman collecting driftwood, a couple walking, and just a few people conversing sitting on a bench nearby. The boats were sliding beautifully throughout the waters, and tons of seagulls were resting on the sand close to the water. It was peaceful. It was a beautiful sight.
Suddenly, I hear the cheerful noise of three kids heading towards the beach. They were about 9-11 years old, at the most, possibly younger. They appeared innocently cute, and I was enjoying the sight of their young energy and friendship. They walked to the beach, and stood a couple of feet away from the seagulls, watching. It would have made for the composition of a beautiful painting. Out of the sudden, their behavior changed, and they started running towards the seagulls, startling them, and one of them even throwing rocks or shells at the birds. And this is the part when I become puzzled, and my heart, that wants to believe that we deserve to be part of this planet, aches because once more, I see that we are a selfish and undeserving species, one that cannot appreciate beauty, and finds entertainment and contentment in destruction.
The kids ran at a distance and headed to climb some rocks, until they disappeared from my horizon. There were no seagulls, they flew away, scattered, some into the ocean, others landed at a safe distance. The beauty of the moment was ruined by the future of humanity, and I was left with an aching heart.