Posts Categorized: Social media

The lure of the internet

Last month, I spent an inordinate amount of time on a new forum. Chatting. Discussing. Posting. Eventually, my body decayed and lack of food and sleep caused me to die of malnutrition. Okay, the last part is only a probability, but it does paint the lure of the internet. The danger is greater for someone… Read more »

I’d rather just stare at this tree

I had a disturbing interaction on Facebook the other day. Yes, hold on, I know. “Disturbing” plus “Facebook” is a common combination. Bear with me, I’m making a point. It’s all about thought processes. And how some people apparently think “I’d rather just stare at this tree.” So, to the interaction. My Facebook “friends” list… Read more »

The mysterious return of the mixed blessing

Despite all the recent turmoil over Facebook’s responsibility and transparency, that’s not the hottest I’ve been about the social platform. Nope, I’ve had more pressing personal and professional grievances. Unexplained changes vexed me. And now arrives the mysterious return of the mixed blessing. I can take you back to just a few short weeks ago…. Read more »

Save me from great ideas

Once again, those magnificent creative gods at Facebook have come up with new ideas. Ideas no one asked for, but, by golly, great ideas nonetheless. Save me from great ideas. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had a long-time feature running on my Facebook pages ever since the start of my Facebook “career”. This all began… Read more »

Time traveling with Facebook

A little over seven years ago, I was preparing to publish my first book. Everything I had read as well as my publisher said I needed a web presence. So, I created this website and also a Facebook page. What was needed was regular content and what I decided on ultimately has me time traveling… Read more »

It’s the way it is said

Social media has ushered in great changes to the world. From communication to connection, the various media have opened up and brought together many people. An embarrassment of riches in both content and comment. And sometimes, just plain embarrassment. Not because of what is said, but because of the way it is said. Before I… Read more »

New year, new look?

Nah, despite what the picture shows, I don’t think that hairstyle is going to have the ladies flocking. If, for no other reason, I just don’t have that much hair. But I was thinking my first blog post in January should represent a new year, new look. I’m pretty turtle speed when it comes to… Read more »

Under my thumb

You probably haven’t noticed recently, but I’ve been having problems with my thumbs. Thumbnails, to be exact. And only with Facebook. My traditional method for posting my blog has been to publish it to three social media platforms. To do this, I use a WordPress (the blog program) app called “Jetpack”, which has many different functions…. Read more »

I’m not oblivious

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Really, when isn’t there? In the moment, it tends to feel as if there’s never been a time like this. Unless you count the time before or the time yet to come. And still, it doesn’t stop pictures of pets or food being posted on… Read more »

Lonely is the blog

I’m going to make this “Return to Writing Week” here on the JMD blog. It’ll be a series of writing-related posts and maybe, perhaps, even a bit of writing. I’ll start off with this here blog. Almost simultaneous to me finishing my first book, I set up a website to help publicize my writing and… Read more »