September always feels like the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. I am not in school anymore, but September still feels like the start of something new. Given that, here is an update on my social media and book writing goals.
Since my Quarterly Report in April, I have tweeted 222 times. My total for the year so far is 2317. If I didn’t tweet anymore this year I would still have met my goal of 365 new tweets. My top tweet since April was about the Jerusalem Church in Bruges, Belgium. I have 123 followers which is not a lot but it took me forever to get to 100 followers so that number is fine with me.
Tweeting every day has remained very easy. If I do miss a day, I usually wind up tweeting at least twice the next day. The current political situation makes that a snap. At the very least there are excellent tweets available for retweeting.
Blogging every week continues to be more difficult. My personal life has been so hectic that I haven’t been able to stay on my preferred schedule of writing on Thursday and posting on Friday.
There is a positive reason I have had trouble blogging. Since July I have been working on my book about faculty wives two to three days a week. At the beginning of that month I had 17 pages on the chapter I am currently writing and I now have 43 pages. I had done a bunch of research in the winter on the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACW) and I am now using that research to write the chapter on African American faculty wives clubs.
One reason I wanted to blog more regularly was that I hoped it would help me with my writing. That has happened which makes me very happy. Hopefully I can figure out how to do both. In December or January I will let you know how it turned out.