Minimalism and Social Media

Social Media is meant to be social. Otherwise it would just be thought of as an interactive computer game. It is meant to be a pleasant distraction. It is not meant to be a complete overwhelming distraction. Companies are looking to be the next Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat ad Instagram. They are looking to hit upon […]

Social Media Saturation?

Lots of businesses are telling people to “Like them on Facebook”. We are witnessing an evolution of sorts where many of these same businesses are posting longer social media promotions within their print and web advertising. They want you to Like us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter, see some pics on Snapchat and Instagram. Pretty soon […]

Twitter at 10 Years Old #LoveTwitter

It really is hard to believe that Twitter is ten. The much-loved social media platform has revolutionized the way we communicate online and the way people read and receive information. From a writer’s perspective, I love how Twitter challenges one’s creative skills. The platform forces users to communicate as much information as possible into a soon […]

Facebook’s “Identity” Crisis

Over the summer I gradually was reducing my use of Facebook and spending more time on Twitter. Many of the articles I was reading were pieces found through the tweet feed. That certainly accounts for more of my time writing out things in 140 characters or less. A short time ago, I changed my name […]

Content Control & Social Media – A Short Refresher

Summer is here. Which means your social media probably has a few summer pics. Pics of the cottage, the water near the cottage, and the food being eaten at the cottage…all for your viewing pleasure on Facebook, Twitter, Instacoffee (my nickname for Instagram) and other platforms. One of the great things about using these platforms […]

Much About #Movies

For decades, the film industry has and continues to offer something for almost everyone. It offers a tearful release, a raucous laugh, and provocation of thought. The documentary side of the business occasionally offers something more. Whether an account of a historical event, or an outright mocking by way of brilliant rock and roll fakery […]

More Risk Taking & Writing Worth

My most recent script of short stories is nearing completion. Tentative plan is to release “Throwing Dice” sometime this fall. There has been so much that I have learned in the process of writing satire. I make no secret of the fact that I am not a stand-up comedian nor do I ever have a […]