The more I attempt to try new things the more I’m convinced I just need to find a team of folks who know what they’re doing.
Case in point: I recorded my first Facebook Live event last week. I decided to try to get more attention to my crowdfunding campaign by doing this new way of communicating today.
The result? I was taught to always record video on a phone by holding it horizontally. Apparently Facebook never received the same memo. I was so nervous I appeared to be stuck to my wall while I talked at my phone. Not only was I horizontal but the words on the book covers were backwards.
No, nobody new contributed to my campaign.
Another case in point: I just wrote my first LinkedIn post directly on LinkedIn instead of sending a blog post over to them. When I uploaded a picture of me and my three Christmas books the photo came out upside down. When I couldn’t find a way to upright my down-rightness I ad libbed and added a caption that crowdfunding is a topsy-turvy venture at best.
I did manage to stick the video into the post properly. At least it looked good as I edited it. What it did when it went live I have no control over. That sounds so like my life today.
This post went out several hours later than usual because of…I don’t know why. I scheduled it like I always do, but it missed it’s own schedule with no reason why. Aarrrgh!
God is playing Open-door/Closed -door with Wade these days. I won’t go into specifics. I’m just surprised my nose isn’t much flatter than it actually is.
I worked 70 hours last week for up to four different employers. One of them was actually Mr. Magoo. I would not lie about that fact to my blog followers. He was impressed with how the job looked when I was done. I didn’t have the heart to point out how dirty his glasses were.
The best piece of advice I can give myself these days is: Don’t expect perfection. Just do the best you can.
Jesus warned that each day would have enough trouble of its own. I so wish He was wrong just this one time.
I’m sure there’s a picture of me next to that verse in some translation out there. Not if I tried to put it there, but if someone who has a clue did it then it’s there.
For those of y’all on Facebook expect me to be upright the next time I go live on that social media thingy. I probably won’t get the words out in the proper order, but at least I’m trying.
I know God can fix my blunders and still use them for His glory somehow.
Yeah, He’s still in the miracle business.
That’s good because I can use all the help I can get.
Now to rake up a big pile of leaves so I can crawl under it and take a long winter’s nap.
Keep smiling. Wade