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Cindy Maddera

That's what it says in this block before I start writing. 'Write here...' Right here. Sometimes I roll both of those thing around in my head for a while. My right here sounds like Ed Sullivan. Jen Tucker posted something on Facebook yesterday asking for a show of hands for those participating in NaNoWriMo this month. I did not raise my hand even though I am sort of participating. This silly drivel of a children's book that I started has grown tentacles and teeth. It is way too long to read in one story time sitting, but I'm two yolk stories away from tying this piece of work up. That's more than I've accomplished with just about anything. So, can't stop me now! You have to sing that part. I figured I'd just keep going and then when it's all over, I'll go back in and cut out 75% of it, then send to Jen Tucker so she can illustrate it.

Jen Tucker doesn't know she's illustrating this book. Jen're illustrating this book. 

In other news, after finishing up the story about the second yolk, I publicly shamed my niece on Facebook after she posted inaccurate tabloid style 'news' of a political content. I did this for a couple of reasons. First of all she's already declared publicly that she isn't voting. So I feel like she's lost her right to voice an opinion on political matters. Secondly if you post things that are not factual, I am going to call you out on it. Thirdly, I think we need to be held accountable for the the things we say and post online. My niece ended up deleting her post, but did post something later about how the things that she posts online does not define who she is. I mulled this over for some time before I sent her a message.

I don't think the things we post online defines who we are, or at least I hope it doesn't. I do, however think that the things we post are a reflection of who we are or who we want to be. Every time we post something online, we are saying "hey! I find this to be relevant and important enough to share with all my followers!" and that's exactly what your followers see. They see the stuff that you find interesting and that makes an impression about you, your likes, your passions. You are making an impression on the world with the things you post. What kind of impression do you want to make on this world? It's kind of like that advice about dressing for the job you want. 

At the end of the day, I'd like people to look through my news feed and see someone who seeks out beauty in the mundane, passionate about finding truths, likes a good laugh and is always finding ways to be grateful. What does your online fingerprint say about you?