How To Maximize Your Time On Facebook as a Small Business

Every small business owner wants to get the biggest bang for their time buck, especially when it comes to social media....more

4 Social Media Tactics that Can Take Your Blog or Business to the Next Level

It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the different social media advice available online. Social media experts are all keen to give you advice on how to maximize your social media reach, how to ensure that each update you post has maximum impact and reaches your target audience. It's overwhelming because in a way, they are all correct - if you had the time and the resources to be constantly monitoring, posting, updating, liking, retweeting, hashtagging or whatever then no doubt your blog or small business would be flying. ...more
Thanks for the tips! Keeping up with all the of the social media platforms can be so stressful!more

Share If You Agree

I’m not afraid to say I’m sorry—and some of these apologies are long overdue. Facebook has done all it can do to help us declare our love, devotion and allegiances; but I feel like I’ve not only let them down, but scores of others, due to my unwillingness to share what I’m told to share. Let’s go....more

Use Facebook to Say You're Sorry

"I don't know if you remember me, but chalk this up to the strangest email you will receive today..." I began. A few years ago, I went on Facebook and found a boy I yelled at back in high school and wrote him an apology note. ...more
I wrote a blog post on this very same thing called "Apology Accepted". ...more

Is Social Media Giving You Christmas Envy?

How often do you look at someone else's social media feed and feel the pressure that you're not living up to some impossibly unrealistic standard? Have you fallen into the trap of comparing yourself to the seemingly fabulous lives others are portraying on social media and feel that you're somehow falling short? It happens to me all the time, and it's not a good feeling. Frankly, it sucks and during the holiday time of year, it's even worse. I'm not some crafty DIYer or chef or baker or candlestick maker. ...more
Yes, I feel it too.  In fact, I feel all kinds of envy so much via the social media platforms, ...more

Sometimes We Have to Talk About the Hard Things on Social Media

I've seen it a lot lately. Statements from Facebook friends and Twitter friends about how the world is too divisive and too many negative things are posted. So from now on, they are only going to post happy, uplifting, fun things. I get it. Oh boy, do I get it. There is a lot of heartbreak and sadness in this world. But sometimes, not all the times, but sometimes, don't we need to talk about that bad parts of this world? Don't we need to speak up about things that might seem unspeakable in order to affect change? ...more
Arrow252525 BlogHer I think so too! Thanks for reading!more

Facebook Photos bust Bank Robber

Do these bank robbers have bricks for brains? They actually posted photos of themselves with wads of the stolen cash on Facebook, says a story on thesmokinggun.com.The alleged bank robers are John Mogan, 28 and Ashley Duboe, 24, and they’ve been charged with robbing a bank in Ohio. Mogan has already served time for a previous bank robbery conviction and was out on parole....more

Can My Friendships Survive the Presidential Election?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, The presidential election is a year away and some of my friends are already driving me crazy with their political posts on Facebook. I don't want to block them but I don't always share the same political views and it's making me nuts. Ideas? Signed, I'm Left, They're Right Image: Gify. Dear I'm Left, They're Right, ...more
I say what my dad says, 'Voting is like sex. Everyone should do it, but keep the details to ...more

Should We Really Be Using Facebook for Political Statements?

I'm taking a short detour from my usual topics to ask what you think about discussing controversial topics with your friends on Facebook. Specifically, since it's a social site, is Facebook kind of like a virtual living room, where discussions of politics and religion should be off limits unless you know the people really really well or at least know they are likely to agree with you? Or is it like newsgoups used to be, a great place to say whatever comes into your head and the devil take the consequences? Or is it perhaps some kind of hybrid, since you know most of the people in real life, albeit not always very well? ...more
Knit Run Reap Eat I warn mine when I'm about to follow an event like a debate. Some of them ...more
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