Unless someone can prove otherwise, I am laying claim to the invention of this “Writer in Profile” emoticon…

/_(‘ )

 

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“PRO” TIP: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WRITING RESOURCES — GUARANTEED! (Quick Tip #1)

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Looking for a way to stay socially engaged with your desperate fans (i.e., family and friends) without having to tab out of your WordPress edit box for fear of losing your poetic mojo?

Well…how about using your Site Title’s tagline as a status update?

I know, right…

For example, while I was writing this post I also had one eye on the television — it’s Tuesday, which of course means, The Voice.

But I really really wanted to get this “Pro” Tip out to my desperate fans (yes, yes, you’re right…i.e., my family and friends).

And I really really also wanted to remind my mother (who, no lie*, refreshes this site at least once every 5 minutes to see if I’ve released yet another Nobel Prize-worthy post (which to her, of course, is everything I write, which, of course, also means this post that you’re now reading is serious literary genius…to Mom) to watch The Voice because she missed it last week, which meant she had to facebook me like crazy to find out in excruciating detail exactly what silly antics silly Adam and silly Blake were up. Which meant, of course, I had to tab out to facebook to give her the lengthy lowdown in excruciating lengthy lowdown detail via facebook’s less-than-user-friendly messenger chat thingy.

Which, of course, meant…I wasn’t writing.

Well…I was writing to Mom, but you know what I mean…

I wasn’t writing writing.

But tonight…

No worries whatsoever.

Because tonight, I simply updated my Site Title’s tagline to read: Busy watching The Voice…Mom!

And life was good…

Mom saw my tagline status update right upon the completion of her 20:00 hour page refresh of my site and was able to watch for herself all the silly antics silly Adam and silly Blake were up to.

And I got to keep one eye on the television (okay, I admit it…I kinda have a bit of man crush on those guys just like everyone else) while my fingers were busy plucking the literary magic (at least by Mom’s measure) out of the keyboard.

Everyone’s happy…

I’m happy…

All my desperate fan’s are happy…

And, most importantly, Mom is happy (with visions of silly Adam and silly Blake dancing in her head (yeah, I better not take that illustration any further)).

So if you want to keep both the Writing Gods and your Desperate Fans happy at the same time…

Go to your Dashboard, click on Appearance, then click on Customize. You then will see a blue bar with a set of options take over the extreme right side of your screen. You’ll need to plow your cursor on over to the options in blue and click on Site Title. A black window will swing out where you can input both your Site Title and a Tagline. All you have to do now is fill that Tagline in with your current status (recommend keeping it both witty and pithy), click Save, and then click X and…

Just like that, you have your very own WordPress Status Update.

All without every having to tab away from your poetic mojo.

I know, right…

(Yes, I know there are other, potentially simpler, ways to update the tagline, but I wanted to leave us something to discuss in the Comments afterwards.)

And now all your desperate fans will always know what their most favorite Author in the world is doing.

And they will all love you forever*.

And they will all flock to Amazon to buy all of your books*.

Even that bizarre manifesto that started out as an email chain letter*.

And for each book they buy they all will write multitudes of raving five-star reviews*.

And all this magic will come about all because of the humble yet oh so versatile friendly little Tagline.

Thank you, Tagline.

Thank you, indeed.

 

*it’s a lie

 

What’s in your tagline?

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