Last week’s episode of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth gave us a hard look at two serious issues teens and tweens are up against nowadays: social sabotage and cyberbullying. Not sure what to do if it happens to your kids? That’s why we’re here.
Social media is full of posts that want you to like, love, pin, share, retweet...
But sharing everything that comes across your newsfeed, or desperately over-posting in the quest for more likes, will make your friends think you're selling out for the sake of social media popularity.
With this week’s #SocialSpin post, we’re moving on to the next part of our series: catching Social Spin. For this, we’ll be talking about monitoring the conversation online to make sure it’s going the way you want it to.
When we started our discussion, weeks ago, on the various types of ghostwriting jobs out there, we were working our way up to the Holy Grail of ghosting, the novel. You want a nice big payday all at once? Then the job you want to land is ghosting a celebrity memoir, or writing the next installment in a famous author’s bestselling series, etc. But is that selling yourself short as a writer? Is it, in fact, selling out?
If you’re paying attention, lessons in social sabotage can be found in the most unlikely of places – even at a songwriting workshop in Nashville.
A few years ago I was lucky enough to audit a Play for Publishers workshop at the Bluebird Café in Nashville (yes, I’m a songwriter too, but that’s a story for another day). Over the course of three days our host helped us break down popular country songs until we understood how a good song was constructed, and then a select crew of attendees were able to perform their own songs for a panel of music publishers.