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Why I’m Glad I’m Not a Kid: Part Two

Both of them have their phones in hand, fingers gyrating madly, half-smiles on their lips. My old fingers aren’t so coordinated, and here lies another reason I’m glad not to be a kid these days. Technology is great. I love it. Obviously, you’re reading this via the Internet on my website as a blog post. …

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A Year of Gratitude

In 2016, I focused on building an attitude of gratitude. And I really wanted to do it every single day. So I created my own hashtag on Twitter and started bombarding my social media followers with a new meme every day. Remember? #365DaysofGratitude You probably already saw them all, but I thought I’d share the …

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Road to Self- Published – Promoting your Release Date

This whole “promoting” thing just isn’t my thing. It feels like tooting my own horn. Or going door-to-door with a case of encyclopedias. Sure, I mentioned every stage of writing this book on my Facebook page. I posted about my release date on social media forums, but it felt superficial. How do you promote your …

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What’s the point of a book review? And why you should leave one

Reviewing books can be work, especially if you didn’t enjoy any aspect of the story. For authors, reviews build credibility or detract from it, depending on the contents, of course. It’s no secret that this blog is about building my author platform. In fact, every aspect of my online presence feeds into that goal. Whether …

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Six Sicknesses Perpetuated by Social Media

Social media enables people in different countries to interact and share news. It’s a great way to keep in touch with family who live far away. Its positive uses are many and varied. Unfortunately, with every positive comes a negative. The negative uses of social media are many and varied. This truth smacked me in the …

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