Z is for Zoom.
Let’s rewind to March of 2020. Many of us do not want to think about that scary and strange time, however, that was when schools were shut down and I learned about Zoom.
I had never heard about Zoom before the pandemic. Skype? Sure. Facetime? Yes. Zoom? Nope. Like many of us, I had to quickly learn the digital platform and was able to finish the school year with my students remotely. Did I love teaching that way? Not even a little bit, but it allowed me to stay connected with students during a very uncertain time. I was also able to attend a virtual writing conference that only used Zoom. From there, during a Zoom happy hour at the end of the conference, I met a wonderful group of writers who I continue to Zoom with a few times a month.
I have already written about the importance of a writing community and sprint writing sessions. This has all been possible through Zoom where I am able to work with writers from all over the US and Canada. (No, this is not a paid ad and I do not get anything for saying Zoom 30 times in this blog post). I am thankful to have found a group of writers who can hold me accountable and where we can support one another.
Like anything, technology has its pros and cons. Connecting with others through Zoom has been a major pro on my author journey.
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3 thoughts on “Z is for Zoom”
I’m with you on Zoom. I have been a volunteer for a writers group in Colorado for 10 years. If it wasn’t for Zoom we would have collapsed. It was a weird learning curve, but now it feels so everyday.
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Introducing and getting folks comfortable with the Zoom platform has been a game changer for many. Congratulations on finishing the challenge.
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