Mind Sieve 5/9/16

Morning!

 

Fan Fun

 

ANDRON Official Trailer – Hunger Games meets Reality TV? 😛

Kill Command Official International Trailer – Uh oh!

Tulip Fever Official Trailer – looks interesting. Just who is playing with whom? 😛

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Social Media Visuals: How to Easily Create Visuals Without a Designer article by Michael Stelzner at the SocialMedia Examiner. Some neat stuff, but “earier” is relative. 😛

Cool photo resource named Unsplash! Some truly gorgeous stuff in here.

 

Writing Advice

The Lessons of 400 Posts by John Adamus. Nice advice in here!

What’s the Difference between Plot and Story? by Jami Gold.

Have a great one!

Mind Sieve 4/18/16

Going to be a super wet week down in Texas!

 

Fan Fun

 

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer – YES! (Weird that they’ve changed the Ancient One to a woman…) And they have the window! Sweet!

Suicide Squad Blitz Trailer – this is going to be fun! Heh heh.

For Kaiju fans! Godzilla Resurgence trailer – something looks very wrong with Godzilla. Eek! (Japanese title looks like Shin Gojira – so possibly it is Twin Godzilla?)

Our Kind of Traitor Official Trailer #1 – should be fun!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From the Pros by Lisa D. Jenkins at the SocialMedia Examiner. Some truly interesting tips. Will keep you very busy for a while. lol

 

Writing Advice

Writing Building Blocks: Paragraph Breaks & Voice by Jami Gold. Nice informative stuff in here!

My time is up. Hope you have a great week!

Mind Sieve 4/4/16

A new week!

 

Fan Fun

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass Official Trailer #2 – definitely looking forward to this one. 😛

CGI Animated Short Film HD: “A Fox Tale Short Film” by A Fox Tale Team – so cute!

 

A Hologram for the King Official Trailer #1 – looks interesting. lol.

The Angry birds Movie New Trailer 2016 – ROFL! It IS like just playing the game. Awesome! lol.

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Blog Comments Revisited: Why Major Bloggers Are Turning Comments Back On by Michael Stelzner at the Social Media Examiner. Lots of interesting info on the summaries about the podcast.

 

Writing Advice

Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish by Kristen Lamb. Great post looking at all the pros and cons and trying to shed information on the whole topic. Self-publishing isn’t for me, but that doesn’t mean it is not for others. The more choices we have, the better! 🙂

Stop Aspiring, Start Doing by John Adamus.

Make the week count!

Mind Sieve 3/28/16

Morning!

Fan Fun

 

The Looking Planet – CGI Short – it’s 16 minutes but well worth it. Once the boy shows up you won’t be able to look away. 🙂

The LEGO Batman Movie Teaser Trailer – oh my! Lol

The Genius Official Trailer #1 – about Thomas Wolfe and his editor! Hee!

The Legend of Tarzan Official Trailer #2 – looking forward to it! woot!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Enhances Video Metrics: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social media Examiner.

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn Publisher for Business by Viveka von Rosen at the Social Media Examiner

 

Writing Advice

13 Ways Writers are Mistaken for Serial Killers by Kristen Lamb. Too cute!

Egos in Publishing: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly by Jami Gold. Some good points to think about. 🙂

Have a great week!

Mind Sieve 3/14/16

Another MONDAY!

Fan Fun

 

Captain America: Civil War Official Trailer #2 – huh, not especially excited as to where this seems to be going. *pout*  (And no, it has nothing to do with Spidey. Ironman calling him Underoos? Priceless! lmao)

Hardcore Henry Official Trailer – love the concept, but probably will have to skip it. Looks like a motion sickness nightmare for me. 😛

Black Road Official Trailer – Sci-Fi thriller. Looks bizarre!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Pinterest Promoted Pins Open For All: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the SocialMediaExaminer. The bit about Pinterest was weird to me. The stuff has been available to me for a long time. There are bonuses for signing up for stuff early! 🙂 Still, there’s so much out there!

 

Writing Advice

 How to Weave Story Elements and Avoid Info Dumps by Jami Gold. Great post!

Self-Care for Writers by Jami Gold. (Yeppers! Double the Jami today! She’s been on a roll!) 🙂 Lots of great advice here. 🙂

Good luck this week! (and every week.) 🙂

Mind Sieve 2/29/16

Morning!

 

Fan Fun

 

Penny Dreadful Season 3 Teaser – YES!

Taboo Official Trailer – FX Show that is coming. Looks dark!

 

Pete’s Dragon Teaser Trailer – whaaaat? Oh I am there! 🙂 Looks like a more grownup version. No singing either – too bad…

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny – sweet!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Launches Canvas: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy from the Social Media Examiner. Dang there’s a lot of new stuff this week! Eek!

How to Promote Your Blog Posts on Twitter by Lauren Dugan at Social Times.

 

Writing Advice

Writing Skills: Beginner vs. Advanced by Jami Gold.

How to Make EVERY Page of Your Story Interesting by Alex Limberg at Kristen Lamb’s blog.

 

Have a great week! 🙂

ChibiChains – The resurrection!

Going to toot my daughter’s horn today. Like, why not, right?  😛

Anyway, as some of you might already know, Drew creates chainmail jewelry and uses Chibi Chains for her brand name. She does some truly fabulous work, too!

Well her old website just didn’t seem to be robust enough for what she really needed – so now we’ve moved her to wordpress and found an awesome plugin from WP-EasyCart.

So far she’s only got the Bracelet’s section complete – but it’s worth showing off now!  😎

Chibichains Index Page

This is the top front of the store. Has a decent slider showing a few teaser pics. Pretty!

 

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Here’s the current bottom of the index page. There’s probably a category or more to add to the list. Though currently only Bracelets has been finished. (Between the photo taking, setting up each weave, and descriptions and more – it takes a while to get it all together!)

 

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This is how the category page looks. Showing a 3 column setup for all the items in a category. (Sorted by name – though shoppers and change that for their viewing pleasure. )   😉

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This is the Quickview of one of the bracelets. So you get a little more info.

 

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This is the full detail page. Shows you all the lovely options you can pick from. Color 1 and Color 2, there’s a spot to mention you’d like a 3rd color (Like the bracelet in the pic). The length and Ring Size (for the chainmail rings not your finger. Heh heh) and how many you want. Super nice!

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She wanted the store to be as big and wide as possible, so all the extra stuff is in the footers. You can search by name, weave, etc. Find Drew on social media. Sign up for her newsletter so you can always know what’s new. And a login screen. I believe it is even linked to Facebook so you don’t have to create YET another log in.  😈

Anyway, I wanted to share, I you have time, it’d be awesome if you’d stop on by. The store is functional (even if all that’s out there is bracelets)! Chainmail makes for truly unique gifts!

And Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. *hint hint* :mrgreen:

Mind Sieve 1/18/16

Must remember NOT to update Themes in WordPress. Totally botched some of my css and a couple of features. *cry*

Morning!

 

 

Social Media/Author Platform

 

Author Newsletters: 6 Tips for Smart Strategies by Jami Gold. So behind on mine…Got locked out of MailChimp, too. *groan* (Having more than one Google Authenticator can get messy! Wah!)

23 Tools and Tips for Social Media Marketers by Michael Stelzner – so many tools, so little time!

 

Writing Advice

This Month’s Tip Do You Make Yourself Clear, Part 2: 10 Tips to Make Your Writing Clear by Shel Horowitz – Simple but useful hints!

Thoughts On 2016: Making It Count by Angela at Writers Helping Writers.

That’s all folks! (For this week anyway. :P)

Mind Sieve 12/28/15

Monday is here! Boo!

 

Fan Fun

 

Snow Cat – too cute!

Deadpool Red Band Trailer #2 (Not for the kiddos!)

Storks Official Teaser Trailer – this looks like it will be too cute! heh heh

Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer – dang!!!

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Takes on Yelp With New Service: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social Media Examiner. Lots and lots of changes going on. Ugh!

3 Essential Tips to Running Your Own Blog Tour [Updated] by Beth Barany at Writer’s Fun Zone.

 

Writing Advice

Does Our Story Have Everything It Needs? by Jami Gold. Great points on her list! 🙂

FiYoShiMo Day 23 – Worldbuilding and Characters by John Adamus at The Writer Next Door.

 

Have a great week! 2015 is about over. Eek!

Mind Sieve 12/14/15

Morning!
Let’s see how much trouble my back let’s me get into… 😛

 

Fan Fun

X-Men Apocalypse Official Trailer – ooh! Should be messy. 😛

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – oho! Arrow is Casey Jones?! lol.

The Legend of Tarzan Teaser Trailer – I can’t resist Tarzan movies! heh heh

Jane Got a Gun International Trailer – western! Looks messy. 🙂

 

Social Media/Author Platform

Facebook Brings Facebook Messenger to Websites: This Week in Social Media by Grace Duffy at the Social Media Examiner. So much to keep track of, argh!

14 Video Tools for Social Media Marketers by Mari Smith at the Social Media Examiner. Ack! Too many options!

 

Writing Advice

Fran Wilde: Editorial Marks, Explained! by Fran Wilde at Terribleminds.com. Too cute!

Discovering Our Writing Processes by Jami Gold. Some totally good advice here!

Wish me luck! And have a great one!