Has Social Media Killed Being Social?

Am I the only one developing a dislike for social media? Every damn time I stumble onto FaceBook I get so pissed off that I want to slap baby chicks. I swear to God, I feel like a junky returning to a sadistic pusher who changes the product every minute. "Like what you saw yesterday? … Continue reading Has Social Media Killed Being Social?

Self Discovery – #MyWriteDNA – Lesson 1

I just started a new course of self-discovery #MyWriteDNA, hosted by @RachelGiesel. It is called the Writer's DNA course, and its focus is helping writers dig way down into themselves to better understand who they are. Actually, the more I think about it, this course would benefit non-writers as well. Even though I am only … Continue reading Self Discovery – #MyWriteDNA – Lesson 1

What Andy Rooney Taught Me

Andy Rooney, the "60 Minutes" commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing. CBS News © 2011 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. I'm not sure what words to use when describing Andy Rooney. As the quote above says, he was contentious, no … Continue reading What Andy Rooney Taught Me

McManus’s Rules for Writing Humor #2

Write about your bad experiences, not your good ones. Write about serious events, not funny ones. Write about your failure, not your success. Write about your fear, not your courage. Write about the negative, not the positive. Write about the bad, not the good. A stingy character is funnier than a generous character. A blowhard … Continue reading McManus’s Rules for Writing Humor #2

How to Increase My Blog Traffic

Maybe it’s time for a new perspective on blogging. I mean, why not? The one I’m using now isn’t working for shit. Staring at the dancing flames in the pellet stove while sipping my morning coffee I had a “brain-fart.” Nothing new. Afterall, this is a morning activity that ranks right up there with that other … Continue reading How to Increase My Blog Traffic

The Hardest Part of Blogging

What is the hardest part of blogging? The answer might surprise you. Some people might guess that coming up with subjects to write about is the hardest part of blogging. Speaking for myself, coming up with writing subjects is easy. Shoot, anyone with an inquisitive nature can find topics by the bucket full just by … Continue reading The Hardest Part of Blogging

Thoughtfulness, the Best New Year’s Resolution

Amazing, isn't it? A one word New Year’s Resolution that everyone should make, and one that, few people do. Thoughtfulness can be applied daily, in a limitless number of ways. Let’s consider just one. Thoughtfulness towards Seniors. Do you have someone in your family or maybe in your circle of friends that is getting on … Continue reading Thoughtfulness, the Best New Year’s Resolution