My Offline Life is Richer Because of My Online Life

Sure, there's a special quality to a face-to-face conversation. No electronic gizmo can replace the intimacy of a hug. You can't dry someone's tears over a cable modem. But there are times when you need to cry without letting the other person know you're weeping, to listen to a confidante without showing that you're shocked, to share a family moment without admitting that you're alone. ...more

Facebook Made Me An A-Hole, And Here’s How

I’m a recovering Facebook junkie. There should be a 12 steps program to deal with this troubling addiction....more

Am I Too Self-Conscious For Facebook?

I'm having issues with Facebook. What should be an excellent tool for publicizing new blog posts is instead an environment where I rarely feel comfortable speaking. I realized this the other day in one of my Facebook groups. While everyone else publishes new blog posts to their Facebook channels, I can barely write a simple comment without deleting it. What's wrong with me? ...more
gratefulandauthentic Kara, you summarize the point well in mentioning how online, some anonymity ...more

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