I don't know why this is somewhat of a big deal to me, but this little blog hit over 200 followers with over 50 posts in a little less than ten months. Why a big deal? Well, let me tell ya. I started this blog as a separate little space for my thoughts and ideas … Continue reading Two Hundred and Fifty Plus and a Thank You
It's been well over a month since I posted about starting this loosely planned digital detox. I thought I would give a little update on how things are going. I'll spare you the mundane details as you can read about those universal benefits everywhere. Instead, I'll just mention a few actions, uses, and where I … Continue reading My Digital Detox Status
I have a few friends who create content. By content I mean Youtube videos, podcasts, and produce steady streams of social media posts to support those creations. They are steeped in the "social media marketing" world of constantly producing, editing, and promoting. Some is good and some is so so, but I will always support … Continue reading Why Are You Creating Content?
Just another article about digital detox, social media, and balancing technology use. "Just a sec." If you're a parent and have ever caught yourself uttering those words then a technology inventory is overdue. More details on my plan a little later. First, I am a huge fan of useful technology. Emphasis on useful. If I … Continue reading My Digital Detox Plan and Schedule
One of the "golden rules" of freelancing and anything related to contract work or entrepreneurship is that you must utilize social media to its fullest extent. A quick Google search will quickly pull up a quaint billion or so results on algorithm hacks, marketing tricks, and best practices on how to game the system, get … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing
Have you ever found yourself at a job you really don't like, staring at the clock, and imagining what it would be like to call your own shots? This inevitably morphs into a desire to work from home and reap all of the advantages and benefits of the shortest commute possible. A short list of … Continue reading Freelancing, Working From Home, and the Consequences
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
Finding an action figure in your car seat can make your day. I'll explain, but first pardon me for a little rant. The modern workforce has a fantasy problem. It churns out images of minimalist work spaces and home decor that highlight a coffee cup on a sparse table with maybe a simple lamp, black-framed … Continue reading The Cold and Lifeless Modern Fantasy Workforce
I know what you're thinking, not another post about the evils of Facebook and other social media platforms. No it's not one of those. The negative effects of said social media is well documented as well as professed by many disciples of simpler living. So, my dilemma whether to keep or discard it is derived … Continue reading My Facebook Dilemma
I just can't do it anymore. I quit! To say we are all inundated with media is an understatement. News, politics, current events, marketing, commercials, billboards, ads, and everyone you know talking about all those things all the time. I. Am. Done. A quick look back When I was a kid I remember sitting at … Continue reading Quitting the Game