COM0015 – Blog #4 Out of the Box

It’s so easy to get comfortable in our little box. It’s the perfect size, we’re familiar with it’s limits and can move around in it with very little difficulty. It fits us and best of all it’s safe. Boxes can be both comforting and exceptionally debilitating.

Because while we are safe in our little box, there is a universe of bigger boxes and smaller boxes and transparent boxes just waiting to be discovered. Inside one of those boxes might be the answer13697927_alt02 to the question we’re looking for, or better yet, it holds the audience we’ve been looking for who. The audience who’s been waiting for exactly what we have to offer.

There is nothing scarier then trying to jump into a new box and learn the rules. Really the best we can do is try to keep our hands and feet in as many boxes as possible, like a twister board.

I’m very comfortable with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but I’m always looking for something new. Recently, I found Litsy.

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It’s designed as a mobile app rather than a website. According to their page its…

Litsy is a place to share and discover your favorite books with your favorite people.

The Litsy community is a groundswell of passionate readers, authors, celebrities, and more. Share bookish moments with Quotes, Reviews, and Blurbs. Measure Litfluence to discover your “bookprint” in the world. Explore recommendations from readers, not algorithms.

Oh yeah, want to organize your reading list? Our app has stacks for that, too.

It’s fun.  It’s simple.  It’s all about the book. Sign up and get a little Litsy.

Authors can contact Litsy and have their accounts validated as real authors and books can be linked to them. I find it like a combination of Instagram and twitter and a knitting site called Ravelry.

The drawback right now is it’s small because it’s only launched a few months ago but it’s growing. I’m still learning how to navigate the app and how it works for me. But so far, I really enjoy it. I’m looking forward to seeing how they grow and discovering what connections I can make through this unique app.

 

 

 

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