Tag Archive: Social Media

Is it Bullying if You Lose a Football Game?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Do not let stories like this diminish the meaning of the word bullying. Did you hear the one about the parent of a high school football player who claimed his son’s team was bullied when they lost 91-0? Dad has filed a formal complaint against the winning team’s school…

Wear Orange on October 9 – Stop Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. I despise bullies. They are mean, hurtful, insensitive people who go after those who are weak, defenseless and often already feeling insecure and uncomfortable in the world. If there was one thing that I was afraid of when my children were growing up, it was  that they would be…

Why Manti Te’o’s Virtual Relationship is Not the Norm

The story of Manti Te’o and how he was duped -or we were- has captured the attention of this country. Eventually we’ll all hear what really happened, whether he perpetrated a hoax to make himself seem more sympathetic or whether he was the victim of a horribly cruel scam by some very mean girls. However,…

How to Talk to a Blogger

Blogger (n): A new(ish) and strange breed of human being who writes things on the internet for all the world to read. Var: coupon blogger, giveaway blogger, craft blogger, recipe blogger, mommy blogger, business blogger, social media blogger. Many people ask many questions when I tell them I’m a blogger. Some questions are welcome: “What…

Macy’s Customer Service – A (Positive) Update

  Last week, I posted about a problematic run-in with Macy’s credit customer service. I had a huge amount of responses to this post, nearly all of them in support of my complaints. A few people mentioned that they had the same experience, and many people said they no longer used any credit cards at…

A Call to Action – for Those 50+ – Social Media is for You, Too

From August 2-4, 2012 I attended the BlogHer conference in New York City. The largest gathering of women bloggers in the world, BlogHer is filled with informative and educational breakout sessions, big, splashy parties, high-profile keynote speakers (like Katie Couric and Martha Stewart) and opportunities to connect with sponsors interested in working with bloggers for ad campaigns…

Why social media newcomers of all ages should try pinterest and twitter

At first, some social media may not seem useful to people who aren’t interested in promoting a business, building a customer base, or searching for employment, but this just isn’t true. Facebook, of course, is the go-to way to connect with people you know from your present and your past. But there are other great…