Social Media and Me

In case you think what I have to say is pretty rad and interesting, you can also follow me on facebook at Adora-ble Designs, instagram at @studchic1, and twitter at @buffmama2011. If your interest is in what I'm making, you can check out my shop on etsy.com at AdorableDesignsNYC.I look forward to meeting you in the cyber world!Keep sweating and sewing.Adora...more

Don't Like that Facebook Tweaked Your News Feed? Tweak it Back.

If you need one more reason to freshen up your feed, a study just came out claiming that the things we see on our Facebook news feed rubs off on how we express ourselves (negative things on or feed influences negative posts and vice versa), so in our crazy world of stress, work and life the little things we can do to make our environments even a bit more more positive do make a difference. I'm Rosanna, and I am a Facebook addict. I check it about 74 times per day and sometimes I just wish I knew how to quit it altogether. I've spent the last few days learning how to hack, tweak, and manage my newsfeed so I get more of the things I actually care about, and less of the things I find annoying and unnecessary. ...more
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Humans of The 518

I seem to go through spurts when it comes to writing and then a dry spell will hit and I completely lose interest or I get bored with hearing myself write. That being said, something or someone will come along that jolts me forward and I am able to write once again....more

How Not to be Annoyed by Social Media

    I have read so many things about what not to do on social media or wh...more

Are My Facebook Posts Obnoxious?

The messages that started this post were a few of the comments I received. I know most of them were meant to be sarcastic because only my family, where sarcasm is a dominant gene, and friends, whom if not connoisseurs of sarcasm don't last long, are my friends on Facebook. So I know they were just teasing... sort of... kind of... right? Or are they nicely, with humor, trying to tell me something else? Does posting this kind of thing make me obnoxious? Is it offensive? Does it mean that I'm unfeeling or out of touch? Am I a show-off and just plain nasty? ...more
Jealousy is an interesting and tricky thing.  When I know I'm not in a place to celebrate with ...more

3 Ways Social Media Prolongs Breakups

The hardest part of a divorce is not the legal part. That's a drop in the bucket. Getting emotionally divorced. That's the kicker. It is in trying to detach from all of the anger that can so easily turn into bitterness. Perhaps it is watching your partner make changes that you had been begging him or her to make. Sadness, from feelings of personal failure. Watching your children trying to cope. Fear, from new worries, perhaps financial concerns or just being alone. Confusion, as your friends and family try to be supportive, but their lives go on as normal....more
survivelivethrive  So glad you enjoyed it!  That disengagement is hard when you have kids so you ...more

Facebook Depression and How To Avoid It

 Does Facebook cause depression? That is a tricky question....more

This is Why We Can't Be Friends on Social Media

So there I was, sitting in the lunch room at work, eating my sandwich when someone passed around a photo book of a coworker's little boy.  Flipping through the book, the conversation wandered into the "Where'd you get that? That's so cute!" realm.  Then came the discussion of which photo site was the best and most economical, where you can find coupons, etc. ...more
Hmmmm….I suppose they shouldn't, but then again we posted them. So I suppose it's okay then. The ...more

Facebook Marketing is HUGE Right Now

In November 2006, Facebook Pages were released as an advertising platform. Before its launch, marketing a website online meant that the business owner purchased ads to advertise their products and services. Facebook now has one billion users, 58% of which return to it more than once a day. This has given business owners an awesome opportunity to market their services or products online. The beauty of Facebook is that it is designed to encourage brand loyalty. Potential or existing customers and interested parties visit and share freely, encouraging other people to do the same. Basically, Facebook encourages word of mouth advertising....more