This is my new series: What is making me happy this week. I will post every Friday. These are all things that have made me happy/ I’ve enjoyed this week. I hope that they are things you will enjoy as well. In the comments, please tell me what you like so that we can all enjoy.
Yes, I did just name this post like it’s a television show (and the title was stolen from the podcast that is perpetually making me happy).
Don’t judge. 🙂
I have been—sorta—using Discord for a couple of months now.
But now because of National Novel Writing Month, I have been interacting with it more. The local writing NaNoWriMo peeps are there. And it's comforting to be able to talk to them (and by talk, I mostly just read) and use it to procrastinate with them.
Discord is a server-based online community tool. Literally, you can carve out your own little server community, make it public or invite-only, establish rules, have 'rooms'/topics, and my favorite-why I started using it-option is to have video 'calls' (audio too). ALL for free! I made a server some friends and I that I hadn't seen for a while and I wanted to reconnect with. A couple has joined, and a couple is still not ready to reconnect (and that's okay). But we have been able to have a couple of Saturday night Discord video calls (think Zoom) for hours.
I will be excited to see if the IndyNaNoWriMo group utilizes the video 'call' option.
I have thought (and still might) do a community Discord server to go with this blog.
But for right now, I am enjoying learning by using and finding ways to connect with people from the comfort of my craft room.