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Insecurity this month: Making up my mind.
Seriously, I have written
I can't seem to make up my mind about blog posts these days.
It seems like there's a trend (or at least I've been reading the posts within this trend) of questioning/analyzing blog post content and making some changes.
I think that taking stock and making changes when they are needed is good.
I just can't seem to make up my mind about which changes need to happen, and how I'm going to put them into action.
However, there is a call to action that has stirred up a fire in me recently.
C. Lee Mckenzie of The Write Game brought attention to a literacy campaign that she started on twitter, and then this forced me to take a good look at illiteracy statistics in the United States.
32 million adults in the USA can't read?! Whoa. How did I miss that? What can I/we do about it?
I haven't made up my mind on every action idea swirling around in my very small brain (feeling like Winnie the Pooh in a muddle), but I can advocate literacy as a start.
Would you be willing to do that too?
It doesn't take much, just a tweet, a post, a shout out/comment.
C. Lee even provided some easy copy and paste tweets:
30 min of reading to a child each week=literacy & love of reading @WeWrite4U_Lit
Learn to read. Read to learn. @WeWrite4U_Lit
Get books into homes. Create readers. @WeWrite4U_Lit
Children who can’t read can’t contribute to society. @WeWrite4U_Lit
Read aloud to your kids. Make it dramatic. Make it fun. Create readers. @WeWrite4U_Lit
32 million adults in the U.S. couldn’t read 2013 @WeWrite4U_Lit (FYI citation:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html)
academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure@WeWrite4U_Lit (FYI citation:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html)$225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce@WeWrite4U_Lit (FYI citation: http://www.literacypartners.org/literacy-in-america/impact-of-illiteracy)
What's your insecurity this month?
Would you be willing to join C. Lee, myself, and others in advocacy for literacy?
And . . . if you are interested, I'm having a Goodreads Giveaway for Champion in Flight!
Plus, Champion in Flight is in the running for "Best Kickbutt Main Character" and "Most Evil Villian" at Indie Recon Live! If you could stop by and vote, that would be awesome! (You can vote once every 24 hours . . . and yes, that is what is called an utterly shameless plug.)
Best Kickbutt Main Character
Most Evil Villain