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

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“The Elements of Freedom” – A Storybird Review


The Elements of Freedom by mojoco11 - Chapter 1 - Storybird 2014-12-17 18-18-00Hi wonderful readers. Before we move on to a Storybird book review,  I would like to apologise for being so inactive and also for not being able to post all the review requests you guys sent us. You’ll see them soon. Enjoy this one, and tell us what you thought of the book!

The Elements of Freedom
by mojoco11
Format: Longform Book
Age range: Teen (13-19)
Artist: Alina Chau
 

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The Official Storybird Day – Coming Soon


Guess what? We’re probably having a Storybird Day soon! 😀 *So exciting!*

Guinevere (@guinevere) was asked if this could be a thing, and you’ll never guess what she replied (or maybe you can):

This is such a fabulous idea! We definitely want to make it an Official Thing. With the holidays right around the corner, I would propose that we wait until January. That also gives us some time to work on the worldwide details. @SkyBluePurple is right… I loovvvveeee party planning!

Does anyone have any ideas on what we can do as normal community members?

Maybe we can pin the SB logo (or draw it on a piece of paper) onto our shirts. That’s all I’ve got. Share your ideas in the comments. You never know, they might become a Thing. x)

Storybird Relatables #1


Person: I am eating a Cookie.
Storybirder: NO, NO, NOO! PLEASE DO NOT EAT COOKIE; SHE’S THE BEST PERSON IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. PULEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF POTATOES, DON’T EAT HER!!
Person: o.O
Storybirder: Oh. You meant baked cookies. Of course.

Person: I AM EATING A CHERRY!!
Storybirder: OH MY GOD NO NO NO NO SPIT HER OUT YOU DISGUSTING CANNIBAL.
Person: What?
Storybirder: Oh. The fruit? Enjoy.

Person: Lemons and Sweet Peas rock! I love eating them.

Storybirder: OMP YOU ATE LEMONE AND SWEETIE? YOU HORRIBLE PERSON!

Person: I – uh…

Storybirder: Oh. Never mind. Continue.

Person: So have you ever tasted vanilla?

Storybirder: Why would you want to eat VANILLA? D= Why, oh WHY do you go around eating my friends?!

Hark, the Lark is near!


"Make and share art-inspired poetry."
“Make and share
art-inspired poetry.”

Today, on the Feedback Page, Sky[BluePurple] revealed some exciting news about Lark and the future of poetry on Storybird in reply to Gala[drielSkywalker]’s queries about the upcoming iOS poetry app:

SkyBluePurple: @GaladrielSkywalker I didn’t know the answers, so I asked the one and only @mark, and here is what he had to say:

(Spoiler alert ~ you are gonna be realllly excited about his answer!)

Free, unlimited poems, but iPhone (or iPod touch) only to start. On the phone, wifi or cellular, natch.

On the web app, the 5-poem restriction will be lifted and schools will be getting it for free, too.

I am SO excited! Lark will be a great new addition to the Storybird Family. What do you think?

And talking of features, try this poll: