508 Friday Blog Roundup

Perhaps I only posted about this on Facebook (because I can’t find a post on my blog mentioning it even though I know some type of social media discussion took place when I first stated it) but many months ago, I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency....more

How to Quickly Decide Whether or Not to Accept a Terms of Service

I read every terms of service (TOS) before signing up for a site....more

Blogging Advice: Write to One Reader

I grew up mostly carrying on conversations with one person....more

Show Up and Write

This is what I do. I show up. Even when I don’t feel like writing, I sit down and write ....more

816th Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership ....more

How Will Our Children Survive the Zombie Apocalypse if They Don’t Have Home Ec?

When I was in middle school, I took Home Economics (lovingly abbreviated to Home Ec)....more

507th Friday Blog Roundup

I want a secret treasure room. It doesn’t even need to be a secret. It could be a completely-out-in-the-open treasure room ....more

Violently Uncomfortable Meghan McCain Talks About Artificial Wombs

Meghan McCain doesn’t like the idea of artificial wombs. She doesn’t like the idea of wombs outside a woman’s body. She doesn’t like scientists “messing with embryos.” (For those utilizing IVF, I’m sure you weren’t aware of this, but “messing” is the clinical term for what embryologists do with your gametes.) She doesn’t like people […] ...more

What if You Can't Unplug? Being Productive While Still Checking Social Media

In a few weeks, my kids will return to school and I will get back to work.  Sure, I've been working all summer, but at a much lighter load.  In the fall, things will pick up again, and I will have to find the discipline to tear myself away from email, social media accounts, and blogs for a few hours a day lest I get nothing accomplished. Do me a favour and help me by not posting so many good thoughts online that I can't help reading.  Re-entry is always rough. ...more
I removed the Facebook and Twitter apps from my phone today. I'm going to try to leave them off ...more

Fighting for Attention Online

Image: Aurelie via Flickr I read a line today in a friend’s Facebook status that stuck with me: “fighting for attention online.” Yes, the Internet is an infinite space, but attention is a finite resource....more