To Text Or Not To Text

Do you text on a regular basis? If so, what percentage do you text in comparison to letter-writing, emailing, or phoning someone? And, are there times when you feel more comfortable texting a person versus phoning or emailing them? I ask these questions to get you to think about exactly how texting plays a part …

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Keeping Email Simple

Once a month I blog about social media. I have always held an interest in learning about computers and the digital world. For many years, I was a bulletin editor; and for several of those years, I did content for our church website. During part of my last year there, I was the social media …

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Writing & Promoting While On Overload

Whether I am experiencing life at a slow or fast pace, I often feel like I am on social media overload. It is great that there are so many social media platforms to meet my social and self-publishing, self-marketing needs. But while trying to decide which ones best suit my needs, it has been overwhelming …

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The Blue Screen of Death Experience

Late last month, my computer at work ended up with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. Yes, that awful sideways unhappy face. I'm not sure what is worse, the unsmiling face or the blue screen. It occurred when a Microsoft update, already flagged for having issues, slipped through our IT safety measures and updated anyway. …

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Social Media Vs. Internet Technology (IT)

Originally, I had planned on sharing with you today about how to get familiar with your favorite social media application or platform. But after some thought, I have decided to put this topic off for a later date. Instead, I want to share with you about what I have learned in the last few weeks …

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How To Be More Efficient On Social Media

As you know by now, I have been challenging myself to learn as much as I can about social media. Currently, I am officially training a new Social Media Admin on my day job, so I shouldn't need to be doing this any longer. However, I am also marketing my first book with several in …

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Finding Balance in Social Media

Back in October, I wrote my first post about navigating social media. I indicated that I would continue to share with you the journey of social media in my life. As a Social Media Admin by day and a book author marketing my own book by night, the challenge to learn more about social media …

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Scheduled Writings

Whether you are a fiction or nonfiction writer, my guess is that scheduled writings are, or could be, beneficial to you. If it were not for scheduled writings in my life, I would probably not get any writing done. And if you have done any type of writing whatsoever, whether it's for work as in …

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Time Off From Writing

When I go to the country, there is currently no Internet. So, I tell myself that I am taking time off from writing. Even so, I use a lot of data surfing social media including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Twitter. I have thought of all kinds of ideas to be more efficient when typing …

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Self-Marketing A Book

How are you doing at marketing your new book or books? Are you doing well and don't need much help in getting the word out to the public? Or are you struggling, wondering how to make another sale or how to get the word out there to the wider world? When I started writing my …

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