You can have your own tag!!

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I am supposed to be putting things together for tomorrow, but I just discovered this and it is information that demands to be shared. I have my own wordpress tag. Seriously. Go to your reader and follow “Gene’O.” The reader will take out the caps and the apostrophe, but allow you to see everything I’ve written that’s either tagged with my name or filed in the “By Gene’O” categories at PTM and Sourcerer.

It was Taylor Grace who helped me figure this out. I read this post over there, which was kind of inspired by one I wrote earlier, and if you want to learn something about how to deal with frustration in a healthy way, you should go and read it. I noticed that post was tagged with my first name, so I had to go and take a look.

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5 Things to Remember During Tough Times

Our friend and sometime contributor Alva has a post today that’s worth reading.  Actually, everything at Alva’s Almanac is worth reading, but this one deserves special attention. I like this part:

4. Scars are symbols of growth.

Never be ashamed of your scars. Scars are evidence that you survived and grew. Whether physical or emotional, scars were wounds once, born in times of difficulty. They show how far you’ve come. They are a rite of passage, so do not allow them to hold you hostage. You cannot make them disappear, but you can look at them differently and come to love them for what they taught you.

The other four are equally good.

Everything we’ve written so far about the “Rolling with Kings” Thunderclap

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If you follow every link in this post, you’ll find it to be quite a bit of reading.

If you just want to help us out, here are the quick, easy instructions to get it done in two or three minutes.

1. Click  this link to Thunderclap.

2. When the “Rolling with Kings” page comes up, find the red “Support with Facebook” button. The page has information about the movie in case you want to read about it before you decide whether to support it.

3. Once you click “Support with Facebook,” you will have the option of entering a message, but you can leave it blank and just click “Support” if you like.

4. You may be asked to enter your username and password. Thunderclap does not save this information. You are only granting permission to post my message once.

5. Once you receive a confirmation message, you’re done.

If you want to know more about Thunderclap, see this page. It includes a link to the official Thunderclap Frequently Asked Questions Page.

If you want to know more about the movie than the information on the Thunderclap page, the Indiegogo page has a trailer, background on how the movie got started, crew biographies, and a photo gallery.

Today, I wrote about how difficult it is to find a balance between providing easy technical instructions and providing enough information to be persuasive.

Diana has a post about what watching the making of Rolling with Kings firsthand has meant to her at Part Time Monster. I will update with a permanent link to her post once it’s published.

On Tuesday I wrote about why I decided to set this thing up with so little time and such new blogs.

If you want to read something about the difficulties of funding an indie film from the director himself, Sam has a post about that at Universal Half Truths.

If you want to connect with the Elvi themselves, they have a Facebook fan page.

If you want information that isn’t linked to one of these posts, please, leave me a comment or send me an email.

This Deserves a Read.

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There is power in having a hero to connect with and identify with. When you are looking around and constantly being told that you do not matter because you are a woman how much strength could you find seeing a woman doing exactly the opposite. Knowing that in your country it was a woman who made a difference, who spoke up, who fought for truth. Also, seeing that from someone’s imagination they can imagine a woman who is powerful and strong beyond measure. How do we know who we are supposed to be except for looking around us? If all we see are women being used and abused then we might begin to think that is normal, but if we hear of another option what possibilities that could reveal for the future.