Do You Shine a Spotlight on Other People's Posts?

So back when I was in Hebrew school like three zillion years ago, we learned about Rambam and his ladder of giving. There were eight levels, and it was in-grained in our brain the best way to give. While the lowest rung of giving reluctantly after being asked was you know, kinda fine if that's the sort of person you want to be, we should all be aiming for that top rung of giving before being asked and not doing it for personal glory. Just giving because it's the right thing to do and we all benefit when people act altruistically. And that's how I approach sharing blog posts. ...more
I share when something strikes me. After all my years as a journalist I often feel events and ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your January 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
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NaBloPoMo January 2015 Prompts

The theme for January's NaBloPoMo is HABIT. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in January -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more
My Habit (exercise) is starting to pay off in unexpected ways. I  often wake up at 4-4:30am and ...more

NaBloPoMo January 2015 Blogroll

The theme for January is HABIT. ...more
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NaBloPoMo January 2015 Badges

The official badge for January 2015 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more
AmandaCalitz I'm going to follow your blog. Grace is one of my favourite topics. Blessings!!more

Form Some New Habits With January's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
Help! I am trying to find the link to where we post our daily NaBloPoMo posts for Jan 2015. It ...more

Would You Listen to a Christmas Podcast of Someone's Family Meal?

The first season of Serial just ended, which means the collective Internet is scrambling for a new podcast to listen to and discuss. I've been mostly filling the empty space with a backlog of Nerdist podcasts, which is essentially Chris Hardwick sitting in a room, chatting with various guests, mostly in the tech or entertainment industries. ...more
BlogHer ours would be very boring!more

Silent Night, Blogging Night: an Open Thread For a Quiet Internet

If you have places to go and people to see, the slowing down of the Internet near Christmas is a godsend because, for once, there is no chance for FOMO. You can't fear missing out when there is nothing to miss out on. For a few days around the holiday, the Internet gets strangely quiet. Twitter is pretty much whispers. Facebook is just a lot of cursing about the difficulty of putting together toys. Instagram is photographs of people's trees or Christmas table. Blogs aren't updated. And Ello... well... Ello pretty much stays the same. ...more
BeMom8 Dearest BeMom8- Fate or God or whatever you want to call it - brought us together over ...more

What Was Your Best Tweet in 2014?

I once went to a party where the photographer was streaming images directly to a screen as she took them. So people paused in the middle of dancing to admire themselves dancing. Or paused from eating to watch themselves taking a bite a few minutes earlier. And we got to relive the whole party as we lived the party. That's sort of what Twitter's Year in Review feels like. ...more
In the last few months a lot of my tweets have been about the pro-democracy protests in Hong ...more

5 Creative Apps Writers Will Love

So you need to buy a gift for that special writer in your life (doesn't everyone have one?), but you know she already has all the common ones such as Editorial or Dictionary. What you really want to get her are apps that will support her craft and turn her into a better writer, but... well... you want something off the beaten path; things she may not have thought of before. Look no further than this gift guide. I've rounded up 5 apps you can gift to a writer as well as explain how they will help your friend hone her craft. (Feel free to buy these for yourself as well! Everyone needs a gift now and then.) ...more
kaseykakes Some are free. Or you can get the free version and try it before you get the paid ...more