I have blogged in some fashion or another since 2002, since before there were blogging platforms. Yet after all these years, I still get asked, why do I blog? Here are some reasons. It helps me to practice the art of writing. I don’t consider myself a particularly skilled writer. Practice doesn’t always make perfect, […]Read More Why do I blog?
There are so many aspects of our media-soaked culture that are wildly popular, some of which I can understand and appreciate, but others that leave me scratching my head. FWIW—and fair warning, this may offend some—here’s a list of the latter kind: Hamilton, the musical. Haven’t seen it, don’t plan to see it, not interested […]Read More Popular things that I don’t care for
If one pays attention to the media narrative (designed, by the way, at least in part, to bolster readership and viewership), yesterday’s U.S. midterm elections were the most important thing in the universe. I say, balderdash. It is a positive move for me to have basically turned away from hyperventilating media coverage across the political […]Read More Quick takes on the U.S. midterm elections
Social media is dead, at least to me. After deleting my Facebook account toward the end of May, more recently, I also deleted my accounts for Twitter and Instagram. These three were the only social media platforms I’ve used for many years. It feels a bit weird, honestly. I’ve been a heavy social media user […]Read More Social media is dead
I’ve had a Twitter account practically from that service’s inception, but have mostly been a desultory user. Some reasons for this: That stupid 140 character limit It doesn’t generate that much interaction with others Its most frequent use appears to be as an outrage amplifier It’s the platform of favor for a particular U.S. political […]Read More Learning to embrace Twitter…for now
I hate memes, yet here goes with a contribution to the meme-du-jour, called “The most successful people I’ve met.” Maybe this will be an antidote to some of the things I’ve read on social media. The most successful people I’ve met: Are poor in money and possessions but rich in spirit Are people of faith […]Read More The most successful people I’ve met
The post title is tongue-in-cheek and refers to the fact that I recently decided to delete my Facebook account. Why? I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with that platform. I was an early adopter, then deleted my account for several years, then reactivated it again for several years, and I’m back to deleting it again. […]Read More How to lose friends and influence fewer people