Social Media


As I listened to one of Rob Bell’s podcast episodes the other day, Episode 120 Wisdom Part 5, How to Think About the News. I couldn’t but let  turn off the firehose, as Rob put it. And that’s exactly how I feel whenever I open Twitter, Facebook, or turn on the television. It’s all so overwhelming but really, it’s my own fault. I’ve been confusing media with journalism. Journalism is truth-seeking,...

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I have this blog because I want a place to share my thoughts but, more importantly, connect with others. In my “real” life, I’m a talker. As much as I love hiding from the kids my alone time, I don’t consider myself an introvert. I like to share my favorite books, products, ideas, life hacks, embarrassing moments, news, memories, funny stories, and daily struggles with whomever is willing to listen. This blog...

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    Since I’ve been sort of a Donna Downer this week, I’m going to end the week on a positive note. A few actually. First off, at 2 pm CST today, Great New Books is having a Twitter chat (just like your normal book club talk-just online). You can follow along or join in by typing #GNBchat in your search field and following the conversation. If you want to join in, just make sure you add the hashtag at the end of...

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Remember when you first joined Twitter? You found all the celebrities and news accounts and went clicky nuts? Yeah, me too. Oprah was the very first person I followed. Wow, how original. The first writing related account I started following was Writer’s Digest. It was all over after that; I was hooked. I couldn’t get enough of the writing community: writers, authors, publishers, agents, GAH! They were everywhere! I was...

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{photo courtesy of vicbooks.com} I don’t really remember how I found Goodreads but I signed up initially to track the books I had read as well as the ones I wanted to read. I wasn’t really interested in the online community piece because I hadn’t evolved yet into a Twitteraholic. Once I found a groove with those that I followed on Twitter and I started to rack up my own gang of followers, I began friending those...

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Instagram has instantly exploded. I just saw a report from a couple of weeks ago that 10 million, let me repeat, 10 million users joined Instagram in just 10 days. This was the result of Facebook purchasing the app for $1 billion and Android acquiring the app for its users. If you don’t know what it is-where have you been?!-it’s a very cool photo sharing app that has a cute little Polaroid camera for its icon. Many people have...

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