taffyraphael:

TERRIFYING STATUE OFF ALONE IN THE GRASS IN TRENČÍN WITH BLEEDING EYES AND A FUCKING LIVE WASP ON HER LIPS

Does anyone have any ideas what/who this is? Soooooooo curious.  View high resolution

taffyraphael:

TERRIFYING STATUE OFF ALONE IN THE GRASS IN TRENČÍN WITH BLEEDING EYES AND A FUCKING LIVE WASP ON HER LIPS

Does anyone have any ideas what/who this is? Soooooooo curious. 

There are like half a dozen other things I should be doing. Instead, I’m posting a video of kittens to tumblr. I do what I want, world! 

I think because I “heart” a lot of posts by laurworksandwonders and awayday (both lovers of cats) tumblr is always suggesting I check out cat-specific blogs. So, to keep with tumblr’s ideas of me, I’m posting some of my own cats. Cats, cats, cats. 

And now, some real, non-cat-related work.

unwrapping:

6 Tips for Writing Longform on Tumblr:"If blogs are journals," proposed a Tumblr FAQ from 2007, "tumblelogs are scrapbooks." Yes, images and text scraps dominate the Dashboard, but longform writing has a place on Tumblr. Longform.org qualifies longform as writing that exceeds 2,000 words. That’s definitely long on Tumblr. The key is to respect your Tumblr followers by not overwhelming the Dashboard.
Use the read more break. For lengthy text posts, write a title and intro that captivates. Then add a read more break after that intro. Tumblr will show that brief teaser on the Dashboard, linking readers to the longform version on your blog.
Consider visuals.Try leading with an image. Make a photo post and use the caption for your longform text. Then insert a read more break in the caption. Or stick with a text post and read more break — but add an image.
Pick the right blog theme.The read more break sends readers to your blog for the whole story. So choose a readable theme that caters to longform. Tumblr offers a "write long things" collection, and I list some text-friendly theme favorites.
Break it up, then link it up.Chunk your work into separate posts using parts, sections or chapters. Then link the parts. Also, assign tags to chapter posts and use a “tagged/keyword/chrono” link (like this) to chronologically order posts.
Formatting matters.Writing fiction? Insert a paragraph break each time a new character speaks. To mark a scene break, use *** (set off with paragraph breaks). Writing non-fiction? Apply bold subheads to outline your key themes and use lists to make several points.
Save as a draft.Writing well means rewriting. Save your post as a draft and revisit it to revise. You can also share a saved draft with someone for feedback.
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unwrapping:

6 Tips for Writing Longform on Tumblr:
"If blogs are journals," proposed a Tumblr FAQ from 2007, "tumblelogs are scrapbooks." Yes, images and text scraps dominate the Dashboard, but longform writing has a place on Tumblr. Longform.org qualifies longform as writing that exceeds 2,000 words. That’s definitely long on Tumblr. The key is to respect your Tumblr followers by not overwhelming the Dashboard.

  1. Use the read more break.
    For lengthy text posts, write a title and intro that captivates. Then add a read more break after that intro. Tumblr will show that brief teaser on the Dashboard, linking readers to the longform version on your blog.

  2. Consider visuals.
    Try leading with an image. Make a photo post and use the caption for your longform text. Then insert a read more break in the caption. Or stick with a text post and read more break — but add an image.

  3. Pick the right blog theme.
    The read more break sends readers to your blog for the whole story. So choose a readable theme that caters to longform. Tumblr offers a "write long things" collection, and I list some text-friendly theme favorites.

  4. Break it up, then link it up.
    Chunk your work into separate posts using parts, sections or chapters. Then link the parts. Also, assign tags to chapter posts and use a “tagged/keyword/chrono” link (like this) to chronologically order posts.

  5. Formatting matters.
    Writing fiction? Insert a paragraph break each time a new character speaks. To mark a scene break, use *** (set off with paragraph breaks). Writing non-fiction? Apply bold subheads to outline your key themes and use lists to make several points.

  6. Save as a draft.
    Writing well means rewriting. Save your post as a draft and revisit it to revise. You can also share a saved draft with someone for feedback.

Bratislava in One Hundred Bites

Over the next 10 months, I’ll be attempting to document Bratislava, Slovakia in 100 bite-sized images, facts & stories. I’m calling this series “Bratislava in One Hundred Bites”. My first bite in the series is this adorable coffee cart I passed en route to work this morning. 

It’s been raining an absurd amount here, so all the interesting things and people in BA have been tucked away. Today, along with brief sunshine, came this coffee cart: Pán Králiček

This cart proves 2 things: Mobility is key, and it takes very little to make excellent coffee. And how cute is this setup? There was zero chance of resistance on my part—I had to buy a cup. 

There are 3 carts across Bratislava, and this one is parked near the intersection of Poštová and Obchodná (not far from the Presidential Palace). 

thee.a.word turned 4 today!

This actually happened yesterday. But I’m busy/overwhelmed/out-of-my-mind, so I’m posting it now. I think a 4th birthday calls for an actual post. What do you say, Tumblr? Ok. It’s in the works.  View high resolution

thee.a.word turned 4 today!

This actually happened yesterday. But I’m busy/overwhelmed/out-of-my-mind, so I’m posting it now. I think a 4th birthday calls for an actual post. What do you say, Tumblr? Ok. It’s in the works. 

Failure, Writing’s Constant Companion

Failure in writing is not like failure in business, where you lose money and have to fire everyone and remortgage your house. When you’re a writer, most of the time, people don’t depend on you to succeed. Although you may starve if your books don’t sell, or your agent might yell at you for producing something that three people will read, failure in writing is more of an intimately crushing day-to-day thing. O.K., minute-to-minute. Measured against your ideal of yourself.”

I’ve had, what feels like, year-long writers block. It’s gotten to the point where I sometimes wonder if creativity was something I had when I was younger, and my life was a little more dramatic. I feel like a failure because I want to call myself a writer—I sometimes do call myself a writer—but I’m not writing… not really. This failure is on my mind constantly. Fortunately, I have 10 months to turn this all around. 

It’s official this time. This is my last summer morning on the farmhouse porch until July 2015. I wish I didn’t feel a slight rush to finish packing,  clean my kitchen, and say goodbye to my family in town. Today is glorious. The weather is cool, slightly breezy, and the sun is so bright. I wish I could stay just a little bit longer. Watching Rocky sun himself on the grass. But I won’t be greedy. Good morning, farmhouse porch! And until we meet again. View high resolution

It’s official this time. This is my last summer morning on the farmhouse porch until July 2015. I wish I didn’t feel a slight rush to finish packing, clean my kitchen, and say goodbye to my family in town. Today is glorious. The weather is cool, slightly breezy, and the sun is so bright. I wish I could stay just a little bit longer. Watching Rocky sun himself on the grass. But I won’t be greedy. Good morning, farmhouse porch! And until we meet again.

How is possible that this song has less than 300,000 listens on Spotify? The Get Up Kids “I’ll Catch You”. Such a sweet little song. 

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