Even in the ever-bloated Interwebs, words still count for something. There may no longer be equal opportunity for self-publishers because of the noise. But words still fit in the chain of changing each person’s outcome. [Read more…] about Words Still Matter
Hemingway once said:
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
Each morning, the haze of confusion over what is real combats the fear of being a disappointment, and they grapple until a winner is declared. [Read more…] about What’s the Truest Sentence You Know?
There are days when nothing seems to make sense. When blogging is a fool’s errand. And all you want to do is lie on the couch and watch other people’s drama on the tube.
Yesterday was one of those days. Indifference reared its ugly head and said, “I don’t care what everyone needs today. I don’t care about much of anything.” And after hearing the all too familiar spiel, I made my choice to do something else today. I chose to care.
And then I got up off my ass and did something.
More than a year ago, I started a Facebook group. The subjects of focus are my favorite pro football and basketball teams. It’s nothing huge – maybe 120 members – but the engagement level is high among the top 20 percent.
You learn a lot about people and yourself by running a forum. The dynamics of how people share, what people care about, what people will tolerate, what people won’t tolerate, and the breaking point at which friends become bitter are fascinating dynamics I’ve observed over time.
When I feel unsure of myself in a group, I tend to behave very seriously, emoting very little. I’d give away nothing, for fear of sharing something that this particular group might not appreciate or, even worse, criticize.
If that sounds like you, take comfort knowing that you’re not the only one. If you feel locked up inside, afraid to share the real you, we need to talk.
That in and of itself isn’t so compelling, but the way he was lounging made me pause. But I’ll get back to that in a minute.
I’ve been in technological hell for the past week. After dropping my iPhone on the time floor one too many times, the touchscreen stopped working. No app access. No answering phone calls. Talk about frustrating.
But a few calls revealed that my phone was still covered by the Apple 1 year warranty, so a quick Genius Bar appointment and I am now rolling with a brand new 6 Plus.