Posts Tagged "Social Media"


Massacres happen; blog plans change.

Massacres happen; blog plans change.


Posted By on Jun 16, 2016

Scheduling your blog posts is a smart idea. I only discovered how to use this lovely WordPress feature recently and it has changed my life for the better. However, you might be about to post something that touches on tragic events. This is the first time I’ve encountered this problem. My next post is cheekily titled “Out of the Closet (blah, blah, blah, a Hobbit recipe)” and was scheduled to post on this week. Then...

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In general, I 🙂 the new Facebook emoji.  My newspaper ran this cartoon, however, and I think it really does represent what perhaps many of us would 🙂 to see as emoji: For years, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Lately, it’s been mostly frustration. It seems it has become the place where relatively interesting people go to become boring. I have a fairly wide range of friend-types, and each subset represents...

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The final victim of my Social Media Binge and Purge was Facebook—that grotesquely huge leviathan of banality. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but it seems to me that Facebook has degenerated into the most trivial of places, where hardly anybody says anything of substance. It’s a worldwide greeting card filled with other people’s inspiring thoughts, hardly ever one’s own. Between the teen-aged friend who...

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The Social Media Binge and Purge

The Social Media Binge and Purge


Posted By on Jan 15, 2015

It’s a given that I will go on a diet in the January of every year of my life. After a year of Social Media over-indulgence, however, I have decided to rein it all in. Drastically. I have HAD it and I need to go on a social media diet. When you first start blogging, you are excited and eager to find followers. So you follow everyone, hoping they will follow you in return. And some will follow you; others won’t. On Twitter,...

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