The Voice Issue 30: July/August 2017 - Page 52

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Others want privacy. They refuse to share their writing on social media, deeming it too private to be seen by anyone other than themselves or their target audience on a specific website.

The mere thought of anyone reading their work is petrifying. “What if the person I’m crushing on reads what I wrote about them? I’d die,” seems to be the most frequent concern.

Here at YWP, we are really curious about how you interact with social media. Love it or hate it? Use it or refuse it? We want to know what you're thinking. So ... we have this cool survey, The Social Media Nightmare Poll. It will take about a minute, maybe two... Please help us figure out how you use social media by clicking here. The results will be in the next issue of The Voice. Thank you!

- Shannon Ripp (shanrippwriting on YWP)

Summer of Stories 2017

Every weekday this summer we're posting a new writing challenge on youngwritersproject.org. Take as much or as little time as you want. Skip around from week to week. Share your writing, audio, photos, vlogs & blogs. Use the #sos17 hashtag. And have fun! There are prizes! Click on the photo to go to youngwritersproject.org/SOS17 and get started!

About social media

With a click, our pictures, videos and thoughts can be sent around the world. Sharing has never been so easy, but it can also be daunting.

In the writing community, some people love the opportunity to share their work with a large audience the more eyes on it, the higher the chance of getting recognized and building a following.

Others want privacy. They refuse to share their writing on social media, deeming it too private to be seen by anyone other than themselves or their target audience on a specific website. The mere thought of anyone reading their work is petrifying. “What if the person I’m crushing on reads what I wrote about them? I’d die,” seems to be the most frequent concern.

Here at YWP, we are really curious about how you interact with social media. Love it or hate it? Use it or refuse it? We want to know what you're thinking. So ... we have this cool survey, The Social Media Nightmare Poll. It will take less than a minute, maybe two... Please help us figure out social media by clicking here! The results will be in the next issue of The Voice. Thank you!

- Shannon Ripp (shanrippwriting on YWP)

Shannon Ripp

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