Ten Things That Make Your Blog a Hot Mess

Is Your Blog a Hot Mess?I love the blogsphere. I have met some amazing bloggers in my 9 years and I have read a lot of posts on a lot of sites....more
I like to check back to see if the blogger responded to a comment, because I almost always ...more

Technology Helps You Put the World in Your Hands

It is terrific to know that technology can help you be independent by putting a world of information in your hands. I am old enough to remember when computers were big heavy things that got put on a desk and never moved. Over the years I have seen them evolve into laptops,  notebooks, tablets, PDAs and now Smartphones. One thing that has stood out for me with the evolving computer technology arena is that things are getting smaller and more powerful all the time. Today, technology allows us to have the world in our hands at all times and that is a wonderful thing....more

When It Comes to Technology Be A Belt And Suspenders Girl

It is wonderful to use your technology to keep all your information easily accessible even in the event of disaster. Recently I was speaking with a woman who was upset because she lost all her contacts and photographs when she lost her cellular phone. I felt sorry for her and reminded myself I must continue to duplicate my data. Once upon a time, we stored all our information on paper. We had originals that we saved in safe and secure storage spaces. We kept copies for regular use and review. Everyone understood the importance of having an heir and a spare....more
This reminds me that I need to review my backups and schedules to make sure I have everything ...more

If my favorite movie characters from the 80s & 90s had iPhones

I once asked author Jennifer Weiner a question on Twitter about whether she feels the need to incorporate social media in her books now, as opposed to her first book that came out in 2001 before the days of Facebook and Twitter.  She kindly tweeted me back, stating that she actually does because a book set in the present would feel 'tone deaf' without it.Ah, yes, I can see that.  I knew she'd have good advice....more

Use Your Technology to Get Healthy

It is thrilling to use the technology in our hands to help us live healthier and more physically fit lives. The word healthy is commonly defined as being in good health, of being free of disease. Increasingly technology,which interestingly is our friend has helped us to be stationary and as a result increasingly out of shape. Recently, women in a bloggers group to which I belong complained about "blogger butt," a condition that results from sitting at the computer and writing for extended periods....more

Eyes Wide Shut

@SunbonnetSmart.com Hi Robin, thanks!  I was getting better everyday but then I overdid it.. I ...more

Use Technology to Keep Healthy

It is terrific to use technology to get back to basics and stay healthy. Modern technology has taken a lot of the drudgery out of getting into and staying healthy. When I was a very young teenager, I bought Jane Fonda's step aerobics workout book. I worked my way through the book page after page and used another book to hold the pages while I did the exercises. When I was a child, personal computers were out of the price range of most people and the idea of using the computer to research issues of health was not done....more

Toddlers and Technology

Earlier in the week I found myself reading and relating to this blog post over at The Young Mommy Life.  Big T works in IT and so is practically glued to his laptop, I am an undiagnosed Facebook addict.  I have an iPhone and face time my family almost every day.  We use the Xbox to webcam with my mother in law and to watch tv and movies via amazon prime.  We have a computer hooked up to the tv...more

2013 SXSWi Security Trends in Technology

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies. The event, which takes place every March, features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer....more

Dating on Speed: The Modern Romance Race

Our inboxes, calendar and birth control of choice might be able to keep up with the needs of our expanding romantic lives but can our minds and hearts?    I have thirty-one thousand, three hundred and fifty two unread messages and they are coming in fast. Just a few years ago who would have thought that, just in order to keep up with life, everyone would need a smartphone, 24/7 access to their emails and a constant hook into their favourite social media networks. ...more
I actually feel rather sorry for the new generation with the pressures of social media and ...more