*REPOST (from one of my favorite authors to follow!) Show Us What You’re Writing — It’s WIP Wednesday, July 2021

Hey friends! It's another Work in Progress Wednesday—the first Wednesday of every month, when I share an excerpt of something I'm working on, and you do the same in the comments section. (If you're not ready to share this month and you don't want to miss the next one, be sure to follow the blog…… Continue reading *REPOST (from one of my favorite authors to follow!) Show Us What You’re Writing — It’s WIP Wednesday, July 2021


I Love You, but Your Facebook Posts are Poison(ing Me)

It’s the middle of May and I’m still uninterested in getting back to Facebook. Find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and look out for me on Goodreads.

Nicole Starleigh, Author

Taking a social media break isn’t new. Doctors and counselors have been recommending it for years as we’ve evolved into a society driven by instant access to these online social communities. On one hand, the community aspect of it carries the appeal–especially in times of global pandemics and epidemics that drastically reduce the in-person part of our social lives. But throw in some of the most controversial social and political events of recent history, and your newsfeed turns into a rollercoaster from hell.

“Consider this scenario: You have a few minutes to spare, so you open up Facebook and start scrolling…

“First, you see a post from a friend announcing she just accepted her dream job.

“Then you read an overly political rant from a coworker.

“You keep scrolling and watch a video of your neighbor on some amazing, tropical vacation.

“And now, your cousin just posted a before and…

View original post 743 more words


Video Killed this Social Media Star

https://www.linkedin.com/in/orkutb/ Hopefully the title of this piece brought a certain song to mind when you read it. No one has been killed in the making of this post. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are practically household names here in the U.S. when you think about the most popular social media platforms. I think most people still… Continue reading Video Killed this Social Media Star


Cyberactivism: Does it Really Help?

Photo by Antonius Ferret from Pexels Facebook's Breast Cancer Awareness Meme Went Viral... Remember that wave that went around Facebook at least a few times where our lady friends would post a single color on their status and if someone questioned it or commented on it, they would private message them a pre-copied & pasted blurb about Breast… Continue reading Cyberactivism: Does it Really Help?


5 Go-To Spotify Playlists to Boost Productivity

Girl with Spotify app on phone Do you remember when "working from home" was something we all aspired to be lucky enough to do someday? Then "someday" hit us like a brick wall disguised as 2020. It's really hard to get into that work flow when you're stuck at home surrounded by all the responsibilities… Continue reading 5 Go-To Spotify Playlists to Boost Productivity