Social Media

The Quest for Conversation

Been feeling blah about social media lately. As little as two years ago, anytime I signed on Twitter there was someone to chat with. It was the MAIN reason I loved Twitter. It totally skipped the friend request process of Facebook and moved straight to the chatting. Like mingling at a party, which is ironic […]

Social Media Can Make Us Unintentionally Rude

If you’re on Facebook, even casually, this is probably a familiar notification: “So and so has invited you to like his page” While I’m only being asked for a click of the mouse, I find the method to get my click kind of impersonal. Maybe I’m being whiner, but I’d like my support to mean […]

Hey, Quit Hogging All the Hashtags

Kait Nolan touched on this in her awesome Social Media Ennui. This trend of loading up a tweet with tons of hashtags. I nodded in agreement as I read and possibly clapped at my computer screen. Later in the week, I saw a tweet go by about someone’s new blog post. I don’t remember what […]

The Internet is Gigantimous and Awesome News

Remember the old days in school when you’d get sent to the principal’s office. You’d be told something like, “No, Billy, putting ex-lax in the teacher’s coffee maker was NOT a good idea!” After punishment was assigned, he’d end the conversation using his low, scary voice, “This is going on your permanent record.” Well, the […]

Christmas Booty

It’s a given in my family that for Christmas, you always get some books.  This year my wife bought me two really awesome books that will help me on my author journey, so I thought I’d share. The first is called We Are Not Alone by Kristen Lamb.  It’s a social media guide geared for […]

I’m pooped and I’ve just begun

I haven’t been at this self-publishing thing for very long.  I started looking into it back in July or August and have been putting much more effort into building my platform since October.  Mostly I’m on twitter, but now I’ve got the blog here and the ParaYourNormal one I do with Carolyn McCray.  I’m also […]