Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Writing Wall

Here is a lovely interactive idea from Wall Wisher, I've left the link pointing to this wall and am really hoping you will all add a tiny post by double clicking anywhere on the page and a post-it will jump up for you to complete. The little pink tabs along the bottom take you to this wall of  mine and you can try it out.

Posts won't show up right away as I've clicked the option to approve  all posts before posting. But you can add a website, a video, a media link.

It is in beta and does not work with all browsers but it supports IE7+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, Chrome 1+, and Opera 9+ which hopefully covers most options

How to Use Wall Wisher

I found it incredibly easy to use. You can log in to Wall Wisher by registering your name, email and choosing a url for your wall. You can log in with a Google account or Open ID or  be anonymous if you're simply posting. You choose your colour scheme. Then edit the title--the one above is called Daily/Weekly Writing--and add a small description.

Double click on the wall to add some post-its, embed in your blog by choosing from the Do More option on the horizontal menu along the top right hand side. Add or invite friends and off you go--your own social networking wall available in situ on your blog. Can't wait to try it out. The procrastination possibilities are phenomenal.

I did hope to have it in the sidebar but am keeping it visible for the moment to allow you to see the full size option which you can also use with its own url as a stand-alone. 

Six Suggestions for Building a Wall

  • Use it like pInterest for pinning your book covers and inviting reader comments.
  • Use it for reading club discussions of your book/books
  • Use it as another place in which to showcase an image, video or audio link. I simply added my website hence the view box which opens the website in a new window. The images will have to come from a url link for instance on flickr or photobucket.
  • Use it for pinning tiny poems or favourite fragments of your daily writing.
  • Use it to jot down ideas as you write.
  • Use it as part of a workshop or lecture presentation.
  Any more suggestions or ideas? Use the wall or the comments box below and let me know what you think of this as an interactive aid.

And no, this is not procrastinating. It's another way of oiling our writing mechanism after the weekend. :-)


  1. Dear Annie, Pretty cool wall. Good luck with it.Thanks for sharing.

    Do something fun to celebrate you.
    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

  2. thanks Joan.

    Easy to see how I fritter my writing time away. I must join 3rd Friday pub-subbers soon to be more accountable. ;-)

  3. hi Maggie
    trying later to see if the video link on the wall works. At this time of night it's taking forever to load. Woe.

    1. Sorted and works. The wall does not seem to like shortened links :-)

  4. Annie, how cool. I put in a post-it. Some many things, too little time!:)

  5. Oh wow, why do we have to SLEEP during the 24 hours? I need them ALL. I really want to try this.

  6. Interesting. I'll have to decide if this is something I will add to what I do. I am trying to be much more deliberate with the things I take on.

    1. Mary Jo,
      I do agree. I must learn to say no. Pretty swamped at this end. My excuse is I want to find lots of easy-to-use web features to cheer slow writers along lol

  7. Annie, I'll put this as a tip with your link in my next newsletter--which may not be out until May. But you may want to subscribe to SharingwithWriters if you haven't already. (-:


  8. Will do, Carolyn. I always make time to follow everything you write.
    Your info is always timely and useful. And thanks for the newsletter link.


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