Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

Writing, Teaching, Language, Landscape, Life

How to Create an Authentic Creative Community Through Social Media


New Mexico Women in Film

New Mexico Women in Film

Hi Everyone,

I just received this gorgeous announcement for a workshop for New Mexico Women in Film that I’m giving Tuesday, May 21st. Guests are welcome and I’d love to share this time with you!

Create an Authentic Social Media and Blog Presence

This interactive workshop focuses on how to create a social media presence based in authenticity, community, and creativity. We’ll explore ideas and tips about creating a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and blog presence that reflects a creative and professional spirit – and is actually fun to do. Through guided exercises, participants discover ways in which their goals and dreams can be extended virtually to open new doors of professional and personal possibilities.

Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores the tensions and beauty of language, culture and place. Wink started a literary, educational and artistic blog community, Dewdrops, in 2011 and will release her latest novel, Meadowlark (Pronghorn Press), this July.

NMWIF members no charge / $15 guests

Place: The Mermaid room at Great Face and Body 125 S. Broadway SE (just south of Central) Albuquerque, NM

Time: May 21  6:30-8:30 pm

Tickets: www.nmwif.com

Remember, I am the person who originally joined Facebook only because my teenagers were on and I wanted to spy, ahem, I mean join their FB community. I resisted social media for many years. The mere thought of Facebook made me feel as if I was standing in a downtown department store window of a major metropolitan city – in my underwear. This is NOT something that came naturally to me. 

My literary agent, Liz, had been encouraging me to start a blog for years. I resisted much for the same reason that I resisted other social media – it felt way too exposed and way too self-promotional. I finally dove in last August, still resistant and with completely no idea what I was doing. Same for Facebook. I had no idea what to do, and made every mistake in the book. 

These past months I’ve stumbled my way through this new world. Here’s the huge surprise to me – I actually LOVE the creativity and community possible through social media and blogs. Nobody is more surprised than me. Nobody. Except perhaps those near and dear to me who heard me rail against them for years… 

This is because of YOU, Dewdrops readers and my Facebook community. 

What I have discovered, through much trial and error, is that authentic creativity and community are possible. I cannot tell you that wonderful, magical, professional, and simply amazing people who have come into my life through social media. 

This is the first time I’ll be presenting on what I’ve discovered stumbling along this path. Thank you to Melissa McCurley and Linda McDill for inviting me to share this time with New Mexico Women in Film. I have heard this is an amazing, creative group of women. I know I will learn as much as I share. This workshop is designed for all Creatives – actors, artists, writers, et al.

I’d love to share this time with you.



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Author: Dawn Wink

Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores the beauty and tensions of language, culture, and place.

10 thoughts on “How to Create an Authentic Creative Community Through Social Media

  1. Pingback: Authentic Creative and Professional Community through Social Media | Dawn Wink: Dewdrops

  2. I had the baby!! She is beautiful and healthy!!

  3. This would be a good reason to get out to NM, but Just got back from the South and on my way back East. You’ll be fab!

    • Querida Sandra,
      Oh, would be so wonderful to share that time! Thanks so much for this. I’m up working on the workshop now. So, you’re headed back East? What fun! Where will you be? Smiles and hugs, Dawn

  4. Hi Winkie! Hope I get to see you while you are here. If not, sooooon! Keep me posted on what you hear from the Dobras family. ‘Hope Amy and Jimmy are moving forward from his injuries now. How are you, Noe’ and kids? Your folks? I love Dewdrops-you are an amazing young woman! Love you, “Nancy Yates” 🙂 love it

    Sent from my iPad

    • Hi Nancy! Wonderful to hear from you! I just sent you some photos of Mary Ann’s 70th. Beautiful. We’re all good. Lots of track meets. 🙂 Thank so much for taking the time to write. Love you! Winkie

  5. Oh, Dawn, I so wish I could be there for your workshop. It sounds just wonderful, and so on par with what many of are facing in the realm of social media.

    • Hi dear Kate,
      Oh, I wish you could be there, too. So much to share and learn from each other. I’ll write about ideas on Dewdrops, too. Susan Tweit and I will be sharing ideas around these topic at our WWW Conference. I so look forward to meeting you. Big hugs, Dawn

  6. Holy Facebook! I have a ‘presence’ and don’t know what to do with it!! Is that a statement about me or what? Maybe I should attend – but am going to be too busy making pops. Hope it’s an inspired day !

    Lovinyou, Szab

    • Dear Sandy, Holy Facebook! You crack me up. 🙂 Would love if you could come, if you’re not too busy making pops! We’re sure to have many laughs together! xoxoxo to you, Dawn

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