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
CneyWndlton You can cross-post OR you can just post on your site OR you can just post on ... more

NaBloPoMo January 2015 Blogroll

The theme for January is HABIT. ...more
trippingtiffies You can do it even without signing up.  And the list always reopens at the end ... 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
MaureenMcCloud Sending warm thoughts for your quiet Christmas. 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
Elisa Camahort Oy... was it hard to find someone to fix the furnace this time of year?  Were a ... 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
Tinseltine The work probably evens out.  She takes the prep work, you take the back end.  Enjoy ... more

Why Hanukkah Shouldn't Compete With Christmas

The pressure to compete started early again this year, despite the fact that Hanukkah itself is starting later, not on Thanksgiving day as it did in 2013. ...more
Thank you for this.  Not only do I not want to celebrate Chanukkah as the Jewish Christmas, but ... more

Easy Starbucks-Inspired Red Cup Lattes You Can Make at Home

It's a very special time of the year. No, I'm not talking about the holidays. I'm talking about Starbucks red cup season! Alas, they are only here for a limited time and it's a busy time of year. It's not always possible for me to pop out to a Starbucks when I get a craving. Luckily, the internet has those moments covered. I was able to find speciality coffee recipes for all of our seasonal favorites. Click, brew, and enjoy! ...more
White mocha.  That is the only one I would still need to buy at Starbucks after this.  Recipe ... more

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media?

Mediabistro recently had an article breaking down how much time people in various age demographics spend on social media sites. I was pleased with their base list of sites, mostly because even poor little Ello made the list. (You're so cutting edge, Mediabistro.) All that said, I realized that I have more in common with women over 60 than I do with my age demographic. I am doing social media all wrong for a 40-year-old. ...more
glimmersnaps I think about leaving it all the time.  And then I don't.  It's too easy to keep up ... more

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media?

Mediabistro recently had an article breaking down how much time people in various age demographics spend on social media sites. I was pleased with their base list of sites, mostly because even poor little Ello made the list. (You're so cutting edge, Mediabistro.) All that said, I realized that I have more in common with women over 60 than I do with my age demographic. I am doing social media all wrong for a 40-year-old. ...more
Neil Kramer I also thought the numbers were sort of empty.  50 minutes reading Facebook status ... more

Posting Every Day in November for NaBloPoMo? Add Your Blog to the Blogroll Now

[UPDATED: Congratulations to the bloggers from TakingLibertyS, Mama Smiles, Useless Things Need Love, Too and Add Space to Your Life for winning our November NaBloPoMo sweepstakes and a free pass to BlogHer PRO '14!] If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, please. It may take up to 24 hours for your blog to appear on the list. The November blogroll is open until November 5. After that point, no new blogs will be added. ...more
ParulThakur You can find the badges right here: ... more