Trashy’s Gems #3 – Change doesn’t have to be scary

Last week I started a Tumblr blog – Trashy’s Pleasures: things that turn me on. I’m having fun with it, searching pics and following other tumblrs. It’s easy enough to post and reblog pics, but I couldn’t figure out how to add a caption to them. When I wrote something in the caption box, it didn’t post on my blog. I needed to use that feature especially when posting pics with nudity (i.e. an ice cube melting on a lovely nipple). So I emailed Tumblr support and they told me they were aware of the problem and they were working on it, but it was limited to Internet Explorer. They recommended I download Firefox or Chrome.

I’ve been using IE since the early days of the internet, and I’ve never even seen another browser. I knew they existed, but I never felt the need to change. I didn’t want to wait for Tumblr to fix the problem, and I didn’t want to post nude pics without an NSFW warning. But I have over 1000 bookmarked pages and I didn’t want to lose them. I did a little research and decided to download Chrome but keep IE just in case.

The new browser worked great. It transferred all my bookmarks as soon as I logged in, and it fixed other problems I was having: slow downloads, Facebook glitches, and even my Yahoo mail worked better. Why didn’t I do this sooner? Because I was afraid of change. But one small change made all the difference, and now my Tumblr blog is better and bolder. Change is good.

I am keeping this in mind as I prepare my erotic short story collection, Her Twisted Pleasures, for beta reading. I have one beta reader—a professional critic. Holy shit! If that isn’t scary, I don’t know what is. I know she’ll have suggestions, changes that need to be made, but I’m doing this for the good of my story. It’s damn scary to send the manuscript I love to someone else, but by the time she’s finished with me, I’ll have a better and bolder book. Either that or I’ll give up writing completely. ;)

But maybe it won’t be so scary. Maybe she’ll say, “I love it! Don’t change a thing.” Hey, a trashy girl can dream.

About Amelia James

Amelia James started reading steamy romance novels in junior high, but her mom took them away from her, so she started daydreaming instead. After she got married, she wrote some of her naughtier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them got published. She kept daydreaming and writing stories until her dirty stories turned into trashy books. She lives in Colorado, but she’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When she’s not lusting after her next bad boy hero, she looks for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, bloodsucking lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks.
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2 Responses to Trashy’s Gems #3 – Change doesn’t have to be scary

  1. Trip X says:

    I too, use Google Chrome but only for WordPress and tumblr. It loads quicker than IE.

  2. Trip X says:

    Oh yeah, Welcome to Tumblr. so much to see and reblog!

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