How to Annoy Your Facebook Friends in 9 Easy Steps

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am growing increasingly tired of the constant commercial that is Facebook these days. It seems like I can't sign on to my News Feed anymore without being blasted with before and after pictures (eww, panties! Why are they ALWAYS in their panties?), pictures of "free" luxury cars, and invitations to Facebook parties. I like my friends, and I like Facebook, but can I just say it? Enough is enough! Please just stop! In light of my current frustration with Facebook, I present to you 9 simple steps to annoy your Facebook friends. ...more
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Networking for Introverts at #BlogHer15

Are you an introvert getting ready for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us?While crowds can be overwhelming for introverts and extroverts alike, the annual BlogHer conference is well equipped to support all personality types and make this your best BlogHer ever! ...more
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What You Need to Know to Think Like a Pop Culture Expert

Pop culture writing is one of the things that drew me to sharing ideas on the internet. Web forums devoted to interpreting movies like Mulholland Drive or The Shining led me to early television show recap communities. By the time the Internet was collectively enduring Lost, I knew I had found my people....more
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Her Story is the Game of Summer

If you are a self-proclaimed lover of the podcast Serial, you need to get yourself to the app store STAT and download Her Story by Sam Barlow. This interactive fiction video game casts you as a fictional Sarah Koenig, accessing a 1994 police database to search for clues about a murder. ...more
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Don't Let Perfection Stop You From Blogging

I've been working really hard at my blog for over a year now. I write, I post, I research topics. I do the whole Google Adwords thing. I do what I'm supposed to do to grow my blog readership. Like most bloggers, I do sometimes fall into that horrid blog envy trap. You know the one that has you trolling other sites late at night and wondering why your blog isn't as popular or slick as theirs. Your eyes dilate and you get sucked into the void of envy. "Her blog gets more traffic." "Her blog looks better." "She's a better writer than I am." That's a no win situation that can make you spiral downward. Blog envy doesn't help your blog. But no, blog envy isn't what's ruining my blog. Trying to be perfect is killing my blog. Here's how the craziness of perfection is choking the life out of my blog and maybe yours. ...more
agoudalife I SO hear you! I guess we all have to learn to reign in our nasty critic that says ...more

#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Black Twitter Demands Answers

Since the murderous acts of terror (which left nine Black people dead) at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, six Black churches in the South have burned....more

How to Think Up Writing Topics For Your Blog

It's no secret that when it comes to blogging that content is key. The whole goal of having a blog is that someone will read it. To get people to your blog there has to be something worth reading. In other words, what's in it for your readers? If you're anything like me, you tend to wonder why anyone would want to read anything you write because nothing seems all that entertaining. But then I tend to be my own worst critic. Because I want to make my readers happy, I spend a lot of time putting together my editorial calendar. This is to make sure that what I'm planning on writing about people will find entertaining and informative. ...more
I like the idea of the Fab Friday 5 post.  Sometimes I'm like you too, I write about whatever is ...more

6 Easy Tips for Updating Old Blog Posts

Here's the problem, though. Out of a total of 230 blog posts on my site so far, only a dozen or so newer ones match my new aesthetic. As daunting and time consuming as it sounds, I've begun going through all 200+ blog posts to update the style. While I'm on each post, I run through a checklist to make sure they're updated for not just the aesthetics, but that they're an even better post with more relevant and high-quality content. Today I wanted to share with you all the checklist I run through on each blog post to make sure it is absolute best fit for my blog. ...more
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I Found the Path to Get Girls to Code

“You cannot be, what you cannot see”...more
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He Kept Saying, "Just Stop. You're Ruining Everything."

You never forget the first time you're confronted in the workplace by an undeniable feeling of ickiness. Sometimes that ickiness directly follows someone telling you that you're not okay how you are....more
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