MeWe Social network


Going to try the MeWe social network, because what's left is a cornucopia of selling data, hiding friends and blatant advertisements. I'm tired of the big 3...er...2 telling me what they think I need to see, from followers to ads. So, I'm hoping that MeWe has better luck than the others that have tried.  Here's … Continue reading MeWe Social network

Update September 2015: New Books, No Social Media, Etiquette


  Added two more books to write to my repertoire, two firsts-a science fiction novel and a children's book! Very excited about these new projects. Also, recently, I've had people contacting me blind then get offended when I asked for particulars. Basic etiquette is introduce yourself first, reason for contacting and thanking. This is just … Continue reading Update September 2015: New Books, No Social Media, Etiquette

Facebook Fasting


Sometimes one needs to step back and reassess how they spend their time. Recently I came to the conclusion I could not continue on some social media sites, such as Facebook and Google Plus. Due to the upcoming elections, posts and comments are so vitriolic as to cause me to wonder just who these people … Continue reading Facebook Fasting

Tech Tuesday: Fooling Big Brother


Absolutely no one enjoys getting tracked across the internet. We just want to catch up with friends, share meals-music-pictures, play games, read news and events, maybe shop for clothes, new tech toys and so on. Big brother and big corporations are tracking our every movement online and selling the information to anyone who will meet … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Fooling Big Brother

No Monday Book Review


  Apologies for no Monday Book Review.  The past week I've been working on marketing the Cookbook, making changes to this website and writing the third novel in the Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries Series.  Made changes to my facebook pages, my personal one is closed but the two book series pages are open to … Continue reading No Monday Book Review

Tech Tuesday: Facebook Blackballs Social Fixer


I use facebook as my primary social network focus, where I can contact people directly for my Novels, Cookbooks, website and so forth. I can also read news, commentary, chat with friends.  What I don't like is the way their algorithm forces me to see specific posts and/or 'top stories' by default.  I don't like … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Facebook Blackballs Social Fixer

Healthy Thursday: Knowing When to Move On


Helping others can be a worthwhile and altruistic philanthropy.  Getting that good buzz of seeing someone succeed, eat a meal or enjoying a clean beach somewhere.  Then, sometimes helping others can drain your energy, your creativity, leaving you feeling taken advantage of, exploited for their own gain (whether that be for money, love, material items … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Knowing When to Move On

Does Social Networking Work for Marketing?


I'm on #facebook#linkedin #tumblr #digg #reddit #G+#stumbleupon #klout #twitter and have never had great referrals for sales or blogs or books. I've always heard "you have to share, comment, re[tweet, retumble, etc], get involved."  I've done that, going on five years on some accounts and my 'numbers' have never been 'out of the park'.  If anything, all my involvement has gone largely unnoticed. … Continue reading Does Social Networking Work for Marketing?

Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog: Finally Starting the Cookbook


Never did writing a cookbook enter my mind when I was cooking healthy and low-carb.After getting bad news about my health years ago, I decided to start cooking healthy.  My instructions were low-carb, low-fat, low-sodium, to start with.  My first cookbook I read from introduction to last recipe was The Little Big Vegetarian Book, then … Continue reading Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog: Finally Starting the Cookbook

Social Media and the “Hip-Factor”


Ok, so maybe it's because i'm not hip or fashionable enough to understand social media.  There are a ton of articles, "Marketers", "Social Media Experts" and so on extolling the endless virtues and possibilities of social media. They post rules of engagement, do's-and-don'ts, What to say/write/post and what not to and so forth.  Seems an … Continue reading Social Media and the “Hip-Factor”