Portrait of Adelaide Simonovich, 1889. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Daily Thoughts 06/28/2017
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
I finished reading Social Media for Writers Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books by Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine. I learned that for every minute spent creating video, it requires an hour of editing. This is a huge amount of time. It is why I am reluctant about things like Youtube. However, the book also does remind us of the importance of having photographs and images with your social media. This is a solid overview of social media for people who write books.
I also read a little more of A Paradise Built In Hell. I am reading about the aftermath of 09/11 and the World Trade Center. Rebecca Solnit describes how the people who are there at the scene of a disaster are always the first ones to respond.
I started on Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. This is a combination of brain science and drawing class.
I checked the displays and the gift books in the morning. I am continuing to work on an annual schedule for the year for my department.
We had a management meeting this morning where we discussed a variety of different subjects.
I spent some time discussing policies with a colleague.
I printed up some flyers for the computer classes. There is a Beginning HTML 5 and CSS class tonight in the computer lab.
On the way home, I read some more of A Paradise Built In Hell. I am reading about the Hurricane Katrina. It is an example of government corruption, racism, poor planning, bad infrastructure, and improper reporting combined with a natural disaster. I am finding this book difficult to read, it is very anti-authoritarian in its style.
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