Edie Melson: Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable with Social Media

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

(Originally published on The Write Conversation. Reprinted/updated here with permission.)

Everywhere we turn we’re hit with the message of how great social media is. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media. But I didn’t start out loving it. I began my relationship with this new paradigm by hating it.

I don’t have a background in computers or marketing or anything that might make social media look interesting. Add to that fact that I’m a natural introvert, and you have a recipe for a disaster. Truthfully, that was how my relationship with social media began—as … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: We Can Do All Things

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

So often the world says we can’t do this or we shouldn’t do that, and if we try, it has to be a blood bath competition.

The Bible says, softly, we can do all things. But we do these things through Christ, who will give us strength.

When we focus on the Father-Son-Spirit Trinity, our souls learn to recognize that while we can do all things, it’s not always advisable. With true faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. We can do what we once thought impossible.… read the rest. . .

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Social Media Saturday: #Hashtag

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

It’s one of those “notice me” thingies. It says, “Yo, I’m over here!” It leaves breadcrumbs and helps you pay attention.

No, it’s not a selfie, Rocky Balboa or your Aunt Edna’s rendition of Hansel and Gretel.

It’s the hashtag.

Now, in your parents’ days, they might-a called it “the pound sign” or “the number symbol”.

But technology has changed and brought a vocabulary all its own.

This isn’t your mother’s shorthand any more.

When you’re a creative trying to attract other creatives, it’s almost like a not-so-secret handshake. And once you learn the lingo, … read the rest. . .

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