It’s the first of the month, so there’s a new Hot Flash on my Hot Flashes page. Hot Flashes are tiny little stories.
I’ve been in Instagram for a long time, but I haven’t used it. I’ve been spending most of my Social Media time on Facebook. Now that I’ve stopped using Facebook (except to feed this blog to my pro page), I decided to look into Instagram again.
Speaking of Real Soon Now, I’m all kindsa interested in PodRide. It’s a proposed vehicle, supposedly under development, that I’ve fantasized about and now see is (maybe) real. I think Meeka pointed me to this, but maybe not. it’s an enclosed bicycle, like a Flintstones pedicar with pedals (I put one in my science fiction humor novel, FORCE OF HABIT, which will be re-released … Real Soon Now). It was supposed to be available in 2017, BUT NOOOO-OOO-OOO. ~sigh~
Ally Bean suggested I look at Canva again for graphics, so I did. LOVE IT! I made this graphic in about two minutes. It would have been quicker, but I’m still getting used to this dang new laptop keyboard.
Gonna share that baby on Instagram.
So I’ll tell you what else: I am LOVING this new “blocks” thing on WordPress. I don’t know if they use this on other blogging platforms, so unless you have a blog on WordPress, I guess you can skip this recommend. If you DO have a blog on WordPress, I recommend switching over to the Gutenberg blocks. Takes a little getting used to, but it’s really coolio. You treat every “paragraph” as a block. If all you do is text, you just write and forget there’s a difference. If you add graphics and, you know, stuff, you can select the type of block you want and get “granular” with it, as they say these days. (Or do people still say that?)
Like, I want to end this post with a GIF. Why? Because we just got a new GIF block. I just choose the GIF block and enter a search term, and I get a row of recommended GIFs. If I don’t like them, I can go to GIPHY and choose my own. But I liked this one.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What are you or your main character planning to do Real Soon Now?