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Re: Recurrency for Writers: a brief features wishlist poll #polls

 

Awesome -- there is a workaround for this at the moment, which is to head to your "My Messages" tab from the screen you hit upon login:

my messages tab

But there's a bug i just ticketed that removes the 3-tabbed nav bar from view once you hit My Messages which, for one thing isn't a terribly intuitive way to get at the list of Messages you've posted, and for another isn't a collapsed view of your posts so requires scrolling as well. There's an "Edit" button at the lower left of each post:

edit dat rite heer

We want to morph this "My Messages" tab into a post list screen for you on the back end by which to edit posts a lot more efficiently. We've been thinking (constantly) about ways to make promoting yourselves and your Recurrency profiles and works via social media easier and more fun, as a means of growing your fan base as well as your Recurrency income (& welcome suggestions, always) -- and one idea is to make this post list area more "alerts-based" with some sort of sensible-yet-not-Orwellian level of reminders and helpful hints about interacting with your fans and keeping your most engaged audience even more delighted. Something akin to (feedback welcome):

posting hints nudges alerts

Can't be too noisy either, obviously. Would you want to be reminded or prompted to post and if so, what kind of prompts would you want, how frequently, and how to control / settings desired? Any thoughts welcome... <3

Re: Recurrency for Writers: a brief features wishlist poll #polls

 

I think your latest post captures what you're after, Barb > straight forward. I'm all in.

Re: Recurrency for Writers: a brief features wishlist poll #polls

 

thank you sir!! always nice to be noticed and -- even better, rarer -- appreciated. To have the vibe you're throwing down motivate a "hear hear!" It is my goal to have Recurrency be a place where that occurrence is far less rare -- where the expectation is support and camaraderie instead of what we've unfortunately been trained to expect by social media and the slow, sad dwindling embers of the once mighty and unabashedly naive Blog Era, which is vitriol and unabashed opportunism. 

as such we daily doggedly pursue the ever exasperating Catch-22 of building the community that makes the community attractive to all the like-minded souls who ought to be in the community (but don't know it yet) so the community continues to grow and create ever more value to its intrepid members -- none more intrepid than all of you O.G.'s here in the heady days of Starting The Party which often involves a lot of awkward wallflowering and quiet binge-drinking in the corner with which to work up the nerve to go talk to that other cool-looking person across the room having identical thoughts redolent with the smell of The Petrifying Fear of New Things.

Thank you!! We shall overcome!! (...& that which we shall overcome is the bureaucratic perversion of creative fire that is the world's worst kept conspiracy making unwitting accomplices out of too damn many of us #cliffnotes)

From Specialist to Generalist.

 
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This year, for me, has been about transitioning from Specialist to Generalist. Nothing's wrong with specializing, but every path runs it's course.

One reality of Specializing is limitations within specific markets where few will understand what you do. You find yourself explaining your specialty more than developing it. It becomes more about trying than doing. That mode is good for people on a stubborn mission to change others' thinking (for whatever reason).

Another reality of specializing is loneliness. Hard enough to innovate in business; even harder to bring it home. Have you noticed the vast amount of single Creatives? Put those same people in suits and work them 9-5, sit back and watch reality shift. ✌