Choosing the positive in all things. — June 2018 I’ve been thinking about shuttering this site. 8+ years, over 1,000 posts and 2 million reads… Instead, I’m going to be retooling around here. I’ve taken down the paywall, so your reading is now unlimited and unmetered. As well, I’ll be revisiting my content and looking […]
In the end, Facebook wants to keep you online, on Facebook for longer periods of time so they can show you the 90% of the content they make money on. Facebook is happy for you to interact with a beautiful fake girl on Facebook, because more page loads equals more revenue for them.
Facebook is all about marketing these days. Forget about seeing your friend’s updates. You can still see them, but you have to go searching for them. Today, Facebook is all about making money. And I can no longer resist the hurricane of marketing opportunities presented by having an ever-expanding number of “friends.”
What do the floating lanterns symbolize? The Japanese traditional lantern floating ceremony was established to consecrate prayer to the departed, to the people who have passed away. The flame of the candlelit inside a lantern symbolizes a life, and the prayer consoles the departed and wishes them to go to a better life, a better […]
Facebook is teaching us that reaching out on Facebook is fruitless. And perhaps this is the gift of the death of Facebook. The snake eating itself becomes a symbol of how self-interested Facebook is on Facebook. And we keep using it because there’s nothing yet that has risen to the occasion to provide a NEW SOCIAL PLATFORM.
How many eBooks do you download these days? They are being offered with greater frequency and greater promises. I just took a peek at this one from LinkedIn. Here’s the takeaway in less than 2-minutes.
Dear Facebook, This is public domain footage of Helen Mirren. Nothing too sexy about it for the 60’s. Now? Seriously? Facebook replies, “YES.”
You can write for three reasons only. 1. It makes you money. 2. It extends your brand or influence. 3. You get your yayas off.
Check your Facebook privacy settings. Check your Google privacy settings. And use Duck Duck Go instead of Google, you’ll love the results and enjoy the LACK of advertising. Sure, it’s what I do for a living, but I believe in content, permission-based marketing. Let’s clean up the web. Let’s start by cleaning up our participation with Facebook Privacy Settings and Tools.
I live in a busy city, Austin, Texas. Too many cars, too many trucks, too few roads and parking spaces. And in this morass today I hit upon the simplest of lifehack strategies. Get up way early and go to breakfast before most people are out of bed. Have lunch at 11 am – there […]
60% of all of my traffic comes from Google Search. Unpaid, unvarnished, pure and simple SEO and content. If you don’t have your mainline connection with Google mapped out, you’re missing a lot of what the web has to offer.