My Journey


I originally posted this on APT 18 and the Feedback Page. I just felt like posting it on YSBU too 🙂

I’ve been on Storybird for over two years now, and it’s home. It’s family. It’s life, to be honest.
On October 27 2012 (my birthday), I was flipping through a children’s magazine, b0red. In the website reviews section, something caught my eye:

storybird.com

I decided to visit it, even though most websites they reviewed were too childish for me. I typed in the URL and pressed Enter, and I was taken to another world. Storybird was very different then from what it is now: there were no mentions, reposts, notifications, longform books, poetry, or anything of the sort. The layout was totally different from what it is now. Still, I found the website intriguing and made an account on it with the username, NancyBlake – a pseudonym I liked to use often.
And then, I started to read.
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We Storybirders are so cool; we’re fighting the Potato Apocalypse!


I just reread @firstredhead’s Fighting the Potato Apocalype, and I HAD to write a blog post on YSBU after my line in Chapter 4:

Cherry’s mouth gaped open in awe as she viewed the approaching army dig and push beneath the earth.
“I know this is a really bad time,” she said, not removing her gaze. “But this is so going on the blog.”

In case you didn’t know, APTers (a term we use for members of A Pointless Task) are obsessed with potatoes, for some reason. FtPA is this super-potatorific longform book which has a star-studded cast of characters which consists of various Storybirders (not all could be mentioned in this blog post, unfortunately). The plot is face-paced, intriguing and just – amazing. Even if you don’t know those Storybirders, it’s a great read. Now, onto the post:

Click the above image to start reading FtPA by firstredhead on Storybird

Continue reading “We Storybirders are so cool; we’re fighting the Potato Apocalypse!”

Up for the Challenge?


GaladrielSkywalker (aka Galadie/Gala) suggested this uber-cool writing challenge on APT today:

It would be very interesting to write from the point of view of a blind person.

Really hard, but interesting. You couldn’t really describe anything. You would have to rely on tasting, touching, smelling, etc.

It would be an excellent writing challenge.

 

Sounds fun, no? Anyone here up for the challenge? =D

 

News, News, News!!


So first of all, N&N (New & Noted, aka Featured) for Longform Books is finally here!! Aaaah!

Also, the italics and bold features for Longforms will be here very soon, probably this week. To italicize something, you will have to do _this_, and to make something bold, *this*.

Exciting, no?

Also, APT 13 is here!!! And more importantly, Cookie is back!

Most of you already knew this, but:

1. The commenting filter (which did not let you write certain words) has now been removed, because all comments are moderated anyway.

2. Also, @christina has left the Storybird team, @Nate is now the new Community Manager, and @SkyBluePurple is well, a part of the SB Team!

 

Plus, a huge sorry, everyone who signed up as an Insider! I was experiencing some technical issues and have now transferred to another host for the newsletters. All those who signed up, you will receive your first newsletter in about *looks at watch* um, five minutes ^_^ Remember to check your email’s spam folder!

For all those who don’t know about the YSBU Insider Newsletter yet, sign up for it here, for free!

Poll #1- Results!


I asked users how they pronounced cookie54lover’s popular series, “A Pointless Task”, also known as “Apt” and “Apartment”. The poll was:

Do you guys pronounce:

1 A-P-T (every letter separately)
2 Apet (the whole abbreviation as one word)
3 Apartment (Derived from Apt)
4 A Pointless Task (The real thing)
5 Or something else? (Please clarify)

Here’s how it went:

#1 (A-P-T): Ten people

#2 (Apet): Three people

#3 (Apartment): None

#4 (A Pointless Task): Six people

#5 (Something Else): None

 

What do you guys say? Tell me below 🙂

~Cherry