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Thank you for your feedback, Tom. I appreciate that! I labored over whether or not to request this but the sense of “lack of balance on the page” has bothered me ever since Twitter invented the retweet with comment. Granted, I think the feature is wonderful but it is visually redundant for the archive pages that I developed way before Twitter added the feature (I’ve been doing this for a while - one of the pioneers and original trendsetters lol).

Then, I thought I’d take the plunge and ask you all to help me with it. I don’t believe in entitlement or anything but I spend about 1.5-2 days working on #SocialCafe each week so I thought maybe I could ask. :) Your response is priceless. Thanks!

So, peeps - it isn’t favoritism, just design “balance” but your tweet is more likely to show up in this archive (and downloadable PDFs that I intend to make available again) if we go for the straight tweet, as suggested. Again, thanks for all of your help in this!

Resources Mentioned In Chat/Show

NaNoWriMo’s Awesome Deals (Offers)!
Find your next steal of a deal for writers!

NaNoWriMo’s Store
Shop the NaNoWriMo store and help support the cause!

#ShamelessPlug - The Beginning
Deborah Anderson, Creator of the #ShamelessPlug Phenomenon

Tom Reid’s #ShamelessPlug @_TomGReid
Sustained Leadership WBS - The Webinar Series

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Do You #NaNoWriMo (and Build Relationships)? #SocialCafe 8.46

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  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “Never Again” & 10 being “Absolutely!” how would you rate your satisfaction with NaNoWriMo in terms of participation in 2020? If you are not participating, how would you rate your thoughts about NaNoWriMo so far?

This is great to hear (and read) about the enthusiasm surrounding NaNoWriMo! It is amazing what a little nudge, like this annual challenge, will do to help get those creative juices flowing (or continue to flow). And, it is so much fun to do it together, isn’t it?

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  1. With your knowledge of #NaNoWriMo and assuming you were head honcho, what would you do differently? If you were planning your own challenge, how would you present it to the public?

Great idea, Tom, to help the introverts to find their way and a beneficial way to use NaNoWriMo! It makes sense that there should be something for everyone, with no one excluded, and that includes the introverts!

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  1. Would you view yourself as a traditional #NaNoWriMo person (i.e. writing a novel from scratch; 50k words)? Or, are you a non-traditionalist (including not participating or writing a different kind of book or editing a book you wrote last year, etc.)?

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  1. What about those special deals that #NaNoWriMo offers every year (like sales on software, free trials, etc.)? Hint: Check out the 2019 offers here >> https://nanowrimo.org/offers

I am so thankful to NaNoWriMo for setting up partnerships with organizations, developers, service providers, trendsetters, and more. That allows us, as writers to try out different tools, etc. and see what we like. It even saves us money, in some cases... Like, I just tried a tool yesterday and it didn’t work! I don’t want to name names because maybe it is simply an incompatibility issue and I’m sure the company would have made good on the deal (not charged me) but it is nice to know, ahead of time, that something isn’t going to work during the trial. Through NaNoWriMo’s vendor partnerships, they make that possible and save us bundles!

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  1. How are you keeping yourself balanced? Any tips on how you keep your goals while still maintaining a “normal” life outside of #NaNoWriMo? Or, do you prefer to just watch NaNoWriMo from afar and that way your life stays normal?

Understanding how to keep balanced seems to be something that is important for all of us - but then some of us just ilke to be a bit on the crazy side, even past November and beyond. :)

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  1. Have you checked out the #NaNoWriMo store? >> https://store.nanowrimo.org/collections/shop Do you think this is a good idea, to have a store? Why or why not? (Or, what does it not matter either way?)

Good way to put it, Kat, with wanting to connect more. I feel like a superfan, so yes, connection is good ;)

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  1. What goals do you have for yourself after November? Writing goals? Promotion goals? Community goals?

I like these goals, team! The idea of finishing strong, with our businesses, and with novel-writing (or any type of writing) - I can subscribe to those goals! May I borrow them? :)

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  1. Ok, now it is time to brag about what you do well! Your #ShamelessPlug is ...

Thanks all, for helping us to get to know you better and sharing your #ShamelessPlug tweets every week. I am going to try something new and space permitting, include the links in our “Resources” section at the top of the summary. That way, people can find your #ShamelessPlug link that much easier! I think our rule will have to be first-come-first-serve, just to be fair. We may have to modify those rules, again, with fairness and equality in mind ;) We love everyone at #SocialCafe !

Final Thoughts and Action Steps

We always love first-time (and repeat) #SocialCafe community members. Thanks for joining us, Dr. Deb!

And, Tom, I think you are one of those who has his heart in the right place and you are contributing to NaNoWriMo even in hosting tonight’s #SocialCafe and the attention to the cause. Thank you!


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About this Topic/Event

For those of us who are participating in NaNoWriMo we may be in full swing. We have probably found our rhythm and we are on our way to winning the 2019 challenge.

For those of us who are not sure what NaNoWriMo is or even if we do know, we are not sure if we want to participate, we may be watching from afar, taking in the information and pondering it for later consumption.

No matter where you are, you are right where you need to be for you. Come join us in conversation, lurk, or fire away any questions you may have, during the chat, after the chat, or even the next chat. You are always welcome!

One of the things that we like to cover in #SocialCafe is writing. This November we are talking about writing and how we can support each other, even with tips and tricks... or sitting back with our favorite beverage, taking in the surroundings at our own pace.


Twitter Event Details

  • Date:   11/19/2019
  • Time:   6:00 pm PST/PDT (9:00 pm EST/EDT).
  • Hashtag:   #SocialCafe

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    1. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “Never Again” & 10 being “Absolutely!” how would you rate your satisfaction with NaNoWriMo in terms of participation in 2020? If you are not participating, how would you rate your thoughts about NaNoWriMo so far?
    1. With your knowledge of #NaNoWriMo and assuming you were head honcho, what would you do differently? If you were planning your own challenge, how would you present it to the public?
    1. Would you view yourself as a traditional #NaNoWriMo person (i.e. writing a novel from scratch; 50k words)? Or, are you a non-traditionalist (including not participating or writing a different kind of book or editing a book you wrote last year, etc.)?
    1. What about those special deals that #NaNoWriMo offers every year (like sales on software, free trials, etc.)? Hint: Check out the 2019 offers here >> https://nanowrimo.org/offers
    1. How are you keeping yourself balanced? Any tips on how you keep your goals while still maintaining a “normal” life outside of #NaNoWriMo? Or, do you prefer to just watch NaNoWriMo from afar and that way your life stays normal?
    1. Have you checked out the #NaNoWriMo store? >> https://store.nanowrimo.org/collections/shop Do you think this is a good idea, to have a store? Why or why not? (Or, what does it not matter either way?)
    1. What goals do you have for yourself after November? Writing goals? Promotion goals? Community goals?
    1. Ok, now it is time to brag about what you do well! Your #ShamelessPlug is ...


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