How to Maximize Your Social Media


Social media is more than just Facebook, and social media tools are more than just Hootsuite. Frankly, I always found both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck annoying. Running multiple streams kept me from concentrating on a single stream. Their functionality is amazing, but their dashboards leave a lot to be desired. But as a social media manager [...]

Joystick Junction


“Welcome to Joystick Junction. I’m your game conductor for today. All aboard the game train! How can I confuse you today?,” so says the 19-year-old 5 foot 11 inch, 147 pound clerk to us as we enter his gaming store, but what we hear instead is “Mumblejumblemumble.” We had come on the day that Mumbler [...]

Breaking News: Apple Releasing New Phone for Middle-Aged Moms


I love Siri, the gal in my smart phone. She’s like a BFF because after two months, she can almost read my mind. She already understands when I say “fixin’ to” in my southern drawl and doesn’t even reassign text when I type “dad-gum,” as in, “the dad-gum autocorrect.” True “artificial intelligence” is in her [...]

Self-Awareness: There’s an App for That

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I have this friend who builds apps. Sexy, right? So, last week his latest app was available for download. Get it while it’s hot. I have a competitive streak. Okay, it’s probably more than a streak. If my competitiveness were to be tabulated on a head of hair, there would be a thin highlight that [...]

Virginia Woolf-Inspired Online Shopping


In 1929, Virginia Woolf published “A Room of One’s Own” to raise the point that in order for a women to be able to write fiction she needs both money and space. Oh Virginia. It’s 80-odd years later and I have neither. Just tonight I set aside a short story I’m working on to meet [...]

Coffee-Inspired Etsy Fashions


I love coffee. I love coffee beans. I love coffee shops. I love coffee sacks. I love coffee houses. As a teenager I even wrote a poem titled “High on the Coffee House Boy” which compared his smile floating in my dreams to the froth clouding the top of my capuccino. Yeah. Love. I know [...]

Confessions of a Barefoot Diva

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I have a confession. Sometimes I sing barefoot. This might not sound like a big deal to you. You are thinking, “Hell, I sing buck naked in the shower.” Well, I do that too, but what I mean is I sing sans shoes on stage in front of audiences. I am not talking about the [...]

How to Get Rich Blogging


There are a number of blogs out there–over half a million in fact. Many of these blogs are started with the naive intent to become rich and famous. Let’s famous it, we’d all love to get paid 6 figures (or even 3 figures) to play on the computer all day. After all, isn’t playing on [...]

What Happens When Things Go Wrong With The BlackBerry PlayBook?


My new BlackBerry PlayBook reminds me of countertops. In a good way. See, I used to own a granite countertop business (I sold my half to a business partner in October of 2010). And it was a good, little shop, too, 15-ish employees fabricating and installing around seven kitchens a week. One thing that made [...]

Why Women Aren’t Funny

Why Women Aren't Funny

I hear a lot of nonsense about how women aren’t funny. In fact, it’s actually a joke I often make myself. You see, I like my humor dry (and shaken, not stirred). See, when I think about spending the afternoon with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I think about how dull and dreary it would [...]

5 Reasons Lois Lane’s Ditching Superman for the PlayBook


Sorry, Clark Kent, Superman and maybe even Jimmy… Lois Lane is going solo. In a fascinating turn of events, the veteran journalist of Metropolis’ Daily Planet is rumored to have booted both Clark Kent and Superman, who incidentally are never seen together but that doesn’t mean anything, from her tight circle of confidantes. The upgraded [...]

How to Explain Twitter to Your Friends


When I was a new blogger, I went about trying to find new and inventive ways to promote my blog’s content. Through this endeavor, I stumbled upon something magnificent. No, I did not stumble upon StumbleUpon. Well, I did, but that’s not this story. I stumbled upon the Twitter account I’d created two years before [...]