Fundraising on Facebook

Photo by Sean MacEnteeFundraising on Facebook can be a great way for...more

Things I did wrong today

I do a lot of things wrong every single day, as a parent and a person. Lest you think my days ever go any different, I thought I'd break this one down for you. AHEM. Things I did wrong today:1) I made the girls make their own beds. (Like they do every damn day. Not sure why today it made me the meanest mommy, but there you have it.)...more

Why I deleted my Facebook Account...and then came back!

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I deleted my account due to negativity and jealousy. I started to blog as well and wanted a fan ...more

Stop Misusing Social Media by Following These Easy Steps

Do you ever feel like you're spinning your wheels on social media? You publish a post and then think that it's time to get to work sharing it all over Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +? We hope that the traffic comes in and our numbers go up and our audience is engaged.  But we also feel tired and more often than not as if we're talking to a wall. It's time to rethink social media. ...more
Thanks for this post Julie! I think I read it back in March when I first started blogging, but ...more

Let it snow...

..again?It was supposed to be a really bad storm, so much that Jim’s boss gave him off this morning because the bakeries weren’t going to make rolls due to weather. No rolls=no sandwiches=no deli=Jim off.I had given up a day off and so we watched and waited…and waited…and the snow came to undisclosed around 5 am.I am sitting here at the kitchen counter, looking out the windows watching blowing snow here, while reading on Facebook the disappointment/relief of friends in the city who are looking at minimal snow....more

The Definitive Guide to Facebook Security

Social media is permeating every facet of our lives. It is extremely important to understand security and privacy settings with so much personal information becoming so accessible. Here is the definitive guide to security on Facebook:...more

My life sucks…according to Facebook

I received a text from my friend “Sue” the other day. She was upset that a mutual friend of ours was, “Kelly”, was wine tasting very near to where Sue lived, and did not call her to let her know. How did she find this out?...more

Akram's Ideas on Social Media

Hey all, Did you know that you can keep track of Akram's Ideas on varirous socal networks.Click the links below to visit Akram's Ideas social pages: ...more

You Can Find Strange Connections on Social Media

Yesterday, I was editing a post on BlogHer, a cautionary tale on using images on your blog. (Uh, if you haven't read what happened to this blogger, you really should. Because I see illegally used images on your blogs all the time when I'm reading. Please be careful. And kind.) I squinted at the name of the artist whose image had been stolen: Marian Osher. She was my childhood art teacher. ...more
I contacted my siblings on my fathers side of the family who didn't know I existed until 2 yrs ...more