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F is for Friends Feed Creativity: Online & Off

I love encouraging others!

Since I love encouraging other creatives so much, I’m sharing Homemade Creativity Memes for this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. By “homemade” I mean that the quotes are from all over, but I took each photo with my iPhone. Here’s the one I made for today:

(graphic by Tui Snider)
(graphic by Tui Snider)

F is for Friends Feed Creativity Online & Off!

I can be quite the hermit, it’s true! My creative process for writing, music and even photography often finds me wandering off by myself for hours, even days, at a time. And while I enjoy this time alone, when I finally do come back up for air, I am eager and grateful for my friends.

It’s not always easy to find people you jibe with, but when you do it makes such a difference! And, to me, online friends are an important part of the equation. I’ve found some wonderful kindred writing souls online through #StoryDam Writing Chat on Twitter, for instance. I’ve even made friends while wandering through historic graveyards, such as the one in today’s photo. You just never know where or when you will find a good friend!

What about you? Have you made any lasting friends in surprising places? Do you consider your online friendships as important as your offline ones? Have you ever met a friend in person after meeting them online?

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If you are on Instagram, I’d be delighted to follow you. Simply follow my photo feed (@TuiSnider) on Instagram and I’ll follow you back! Isn’t Instagram fun? I’ve gone from turning up my nose at the idea of cell phone pictures, to being an avid iPhone photographer. (I even had my first gallery show last summer!)

What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.

To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then visit as many other bloggers as you can. In addition to my personal blog here, I’m also writing A to Z posts for the the Story Dam writing community. You can check those out by clicking here: Story Dam’s Writing Quotes & Encouragement

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.
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2 Comments

  1. I started with “social media’ via AOL chat groups way back when. LOL! Since then, I’ve made many friends online who I have had the pleasure of also meeting in person. In fact, I was the founder of a lady motorcycle group that was primarily a cyber sisterhood who would sometimes get to meet in person. That was over fifteen years ago and even though many of us have had to give up riding, we are still close.

    G: Galapagos & Glacier Nat’l Park
    DB McNicol, author & traveler
    Theme: Oh, the places we will go!

  2. Great post. I agree about friends and yes I have made friends in surprising places. Love the pic as always.

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