Facebook Redefines Meaning of a True Friend

Facebook’s “people you may know” feature is alternatingly annoying and creepy.The SOTFs (Same Old Tired Faces) dance across my screen daily, urging me to send “friend requests” to people with whom I have little in common, have never heard of or, in some cases, have made a point of not engaging.Yes, I know “Frank” and I have 59 mutual friends, so Facebook figures we must know each other. But we don’t. Never met him in person or online. As far as I can tell, we’ve never even commented on the same posts. Not friending Frank....more
What a great piece! You carefully convey what I believe is a universal "creep" factor that we ...more

How I Went From Hating Selfies to Loving Them

Today I'm going to address the selfie movement. I will be the first to admit that I used to hate the selfie. I would make fun of those who posted selfie after selfie. I bought into those articles that said people who took selfies suffered from narcissism or a mental disorder. Before you hate on my (past) selfie-hating self (wow, that was a mouthful), I'm happy to report that not only do I no longer hate them, but I actually take them. So how did I go from hating on selfies to partaking? ...more
I have no opinion on selfies of others. I usually get a kick out of seeing them. There will, ...more

Update On Previous Post-It Takes Just One

Rebecca WaldenOnce again Social Media has proved that it can get attention of the news media.  Today at five p.m.  an Atlanta Georgia news team, will cover the story, about what has happened at our local Walmart store in  Blue Ridge Georgia, my hometown.  Thanks to Facebook and to all that have shared this story.  As for James, I hope this is a "Blessed Day" for you and for all of us.  ...more

Social Media for Babies?

Recently a good friend posted a photo of her newborn on social media. I was really struggling with my infertility that day, and seeing the post sent me into a downward spiral. I resolved not to post photos like that if I’m lucky enough to have a child one day. But after the hard feelings dissipated a bit, I realized I’d never keep that promise. I’ve already posted photos of all six of the embryos we’ve transferred over the course of our treatments. Had any of them resulted in births, I’d be guilty of sharing my child’s life on the internet from conception!...more

30 Small Steps to Grow Your Blog

Growing your blog doesn't happen overnight or in the course of 30 days, but it happens in small steps every day. Most will take 10-15 minutes, tops. That sounds doable, right? Join me! This post has some great actions and below you will find links to 30 posts with 30 small steps. Try doing them in 30 days or just try doing them as you can. Want to connect with other bloggers hoping to grow?? Join the Facebook group! Growing your blog is ALL about connections. ...more
Thanks for the tips!  A conference or class sounds like a good investment. I'm just in my third ...more

Getting better at social...

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YOU HAVE A FRIEND REQUEST........When The Past Comes Back To Greet You.......Digging into the Past....Is it worth it?

OK, so I am as guilty as the next person on Social Media......I too wanted to look up my high school boyfriend from days gone by.......I wanted to find some old friends that we drifted apart and had lost contact for many years.......I wanted to connect with those relatives that I simply could not stand in person, but thought perhaps I would like on social media.....Yes, I too wanted to "dig into the past...." Mainly out of curiosity I must  admit.......more

10 Essential Blogging Tools You Need Right Now

Let's be real here for a second: in the time since I started blogging many years ago, I've had several blog identity crises (as my roommate calls it). I've changed blog names, made new ones, changed my layout three times in one week... You get the idea. But one of the great things that has come out of all that change? I've found a ton of really great resources for blogging! So as I was reading this post from Rachel, I realized how great an idea it would be to share some of those tools with you guys. ...more
I just wrote a similar article on Blogher about my top 12! I really want to check out My Free ...more

MY FINAL BLOG.....or IS IT.....? .........GETTING TO YES........WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.....

GETTING TO YES…….Getting what we want in life often requires us to do the work to make it happen……Getting to YES in life in any negotiation of any kind can seem like climbing a steep mountain in flip flops….Every inch of the way is difficult….And yet, when we are determined and want to get a yes we will most often come up with every way possible to make a Yes happen…....more