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A Bee in my Bonnet

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So … welcome back! Wow, I’m rocking the blogging thing after being away for so long, aren’t I? Whoo, go me …
But seriously, we’ve all gotta talk.
So, the world of #FP and #200WT has always been small but mighty, right? And we have the most amazing community of people who have been around from Day 1, who stuck it out with us through some pretty heavy times and we could not be more thankful for that.
But now, with the change in #Friday Phrases and #200WT and #MusaeMosaic and all the things that happens … we are really stretching ourselves thin here. And by we, I actually mean lil’ old me, @LoonyMoonyLara.
As you know, @AdeleSGray is battling a lot of health situations, and still being the warrior she is to get our family going in the world. And that is a huge mission, in itself, so the beautiful world we have online, it’s on me for now.
And I love that. I love being trusted with the confidence, with the friendship of so many people.
But concentrating so many efforts on so many places, it takes a toll. I end up sleeping very little at night, just worrying about the tweets I have to send, and things I’ll have to do … quality of life is very much lessened by worrying about being in so many places at once. And that’s exactly my problem.
Musae Mosaic is going to help with this problem a lot, in that #FridayPhrases and #200WT are going to be in the same place, and I don’t need to bounce between blogs so much.
A problem, however, still resides with the Twitters.
We cannot afford an automater, or one with a premium plan that best suits our purpose, so we cannot keep things going on four different Twitter accounts at the same time, if you follow me.
And we do all of our interacting there! All of it, we just go and we talk to people and were have an amazing time, right? It’s the magic behind #FP, it’s so wonderfully personal! 
I just don’t have enough hands, enough space in my head for so many things.
So that why we’re considering deleting the #200WT twitter account, as the blog is already defunct and making way for Musae Mosaic.
More than that, it seems strange to us to have a Twitter for #FP and not one for #200WT, when they will both still carry on as they’ve always done, but not on an independent website.
At the same time, %90 of our community is on @FridayPhrases and we can’t just start a new twitter to place our efforts … the time that takes …
So you see the dilemma, right?
Now there is a solution that I’m pretty sure I’m going to do and this long winded post is, in a way, just a little preparation for that.
I propose that we keep the #FridayPhrases twitter account for its exact purpose. Hosting #FP every week and interacting with the community. But amalgamating it with #200WT, #S4S, Musae Mosaic and everything else…
In fact, renaming the entire #FridayPhrases account, Musae Mosaic. To concentrate all efforts in one place rather than four, and getting absolutely nowhere at all …
Now I know that after all this time, it’ll be another weird adjustment … but let’s just keep inviting folks to everything they could possibly want in one place, yeah? Make a huge community and welcome all in with open arms. If I can make that happen, you have my vow that everything there will always, always be personally written by me. Every tweet, every favorite, every reply. Not another faceless bot behind a façade …
So what do you say?

The Name Has Come

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And now, the time has come …
As today is the day that @LoonyMoonyLara, me, turns twenty one and yesterday was @AdeleSGray’s birthday too, we decided to make an event out of it, cos no, there was no space for cake today and that’s not great, but life goes on!
In the event of which, it was also time to release the news about our new magazine project!
The Friday Phrases and 200 Word Tuesday’s blogs go hand in hand. They belong together, how could we ever tear them apart, right?
At the same time, what could we do to give them the breath of life they so desperately needed?
The answer lay within a magazine that would forthwith spearhead all that was to come, all the good things in the future and now, all you awesome people, I have the great privilege of spilling the beans and telling you what we are calling it.
So, gather around!
For the amalgamated #FP and #200WT blogs now come together, to create new programs, new community events, and new opportunities … the phoenix rises from the ashes and the muse is reborn to the spirit of all we do.
For the name of the new project is
THE MUSAE MOSAIC MAGAZINE!
*lets that sink in for a sec*
And yes, the name of the magazine is Musae Mosaic! The ode to the Muses whom we all worship, and a great mosaic made of the arts to create the magic it is!
This is our offering to you.
This is the second chance for everything we have, that we will fight for and never let go.
This is a place of welcome, where words, passion and imagination exist in a realm that is limitless, in a place that exists only to please you.
And word of honor, we uphold that for hopefully time without end!
Let’s make art together!
Let’s make what we love a madness worth celebrating.
Happy April, and happy days!
Peace! x

Bright Ideas To Share!

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Hi, guys!
Ahem. For what it’s worth, Happy Monday! Now it may not be worth a lot, but efforts will be made! It’s taking a mighty effort here, but it all goes toward good things.
Anyway, to the good stuff!
Yesterday was a disaster. I had everything planned. I had it all figured out. I had all the announcements and everything all lined up … and then the internet failed. For the whole day. Now we don’t know why, but as you can imagine, it threw a huge spanner in the works for us, you know? Unfun and uncool, and unfortunately out of our hands.
So we did not release the name of the new magazine and see if you guys freaked out about it just like we did.
And that was a huge pity.
So we made more plans, to try again, and we’ll do it on two lucky days (or so we hope!)
The 4th and 5th of April is @AdeleSGray and my birthday, and let’s not talk about that part too much, cos panic, and panic not nice, BUT that will be the day we sing the new name and the dawn of a new era from the very rooftops!
In the meantime, there is much to be done that we cannot do alone.
As of now, I am preparing this magazine for a big, bright future and I’m doing that on my non-existent tech skills, so much of my time is being taken up.
I am also editing and working on all the promised anthologies so that it can be available to you in the very near future and as such, time is not a luxury I have at the moment for anything other than many sleepless night and highly caffeinated manic attacks of progress.
So you guys, I need you to be my army.
The word won’t spread itself and for the first time in a long time, we have a sustainable answer to all the problems we’ve been facing, but we can’t get everything up and running while also telling everyone we know about what’s coming.
There aren’t enough hours in the day. And as we can’t afford to automate this kind of message, on the scale we need it to be, we are doing it all ourselves.
And that’s where we need your help.
We need you to be our heralds!
We need you to shout it out loud wherever possible, and not only that, but help us amass content to make up for lost time and to celebrate the coming of something good!
If you guys want to share this with us, here’s a few things you can help us do to make a nice big noise about the magazine and share your content for its bright new beginning!
All things can and shall pass into legend and I have a lifetime to do all I can to make that possible for you.
1. Write your #200WT’s! As this program will not be going anywhere, the themes will go up as usual and we invite you to write one, two, five, ten, fifty, a million if you so desire and send it to us the way you always have! They will kept for launch and they’ll be given the Hall of Fame treatment! Word of honor!
2. Ya’ll know many awesome peeps, right? Yeah? Soooo … how about you help the world find out about them too and you seek ‘em out and you interview them? At any length, just talk about creativity and writing and the ways that they make it work for them when the Muse (this word is a nice, juicy clue, folks!) is being a bother, and what they’re writing and how they feel about this project and all that jazz? Sound good? I dare you to do it. In fact, I’ll join you, and anyone who had awesome things to tell me, pitch me at fridayphrases.info@gmail.com and we’ll get to the good stuff, yeah?
3. Talk to us. Tell us about the most amazing indie books you just read that simply needs a prime time review that you would love to write and that we would be only too happy to provide!
4. Send cake.
5. Got some amazing advice for brave, aspiring writers? Share it. We would just ADORE featuring some of your articles about it, about what you know, and the amazing things you can tell us, so if you’re interested in some guest posting, go ahead in hitting us up! We’d love to feature you! Seriously!

And now if you can think of any more that you’d like to include into this list, we’d love to hear it! And in the meantime, I leave you with this.
I go now to work until the wee hours of every day of this week and more, and make tea and think and work and whatever!
So off with me! *does swishy Dracula cape thing*
Have an awesome week!

 

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