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I am going to write two quick smiles this week. Why? because I can :)
The first is about formatting. I have published four books using Amazon’s KDP. It seems that I always have to fight with Word to get things working correctly and then with KDP to make it all work. Last week I took my book of two novellas and formatted it. Page numbers in all of the sections worked how I wanted. The sections worked how I wanted. Everything worked. I will admit that I think Word was updated – it looks different. It is possible they fixed whatever was making it not work before. And then, to top it off, it loaded into KDP in record time and looked great. I ordered a proof copy of the paperback, and it all works. So a big smile.
The next smile is Spring. After a few weeks of cold rain, we had a few warmer days and actually saw the sun. Yes, that big yellow thing made a rare appearance! I made it outside a few times and had some nice walks. It was great to actually enjoy some Spring weather!
My smiles this week were getting the formatting perfect with no pain at all and enjoying some Spring sunshine and flowers.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small. Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile! Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones :)
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).
Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.
You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.
Now go out there and find something to smile about! :)
“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”