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Shrink Your Words With The Shorter Thesaurus

Social media gives us the ability to communicate less to more people. A Facebook status is one or two cleverly written sentences. Twitter allows 140 characters for a tweet, including hashtags and a shortened url. Txts r shrtr Gone is the Dickens era of descriptive and meaningful prose. We r short & sweet.   Today, I’m […]

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Upload Blog Photos Easily with Photo Gallery

If you’re already  blogging and uploading digital pictures for visuals, you might ignore this post. DON’T DO THAT! I mean, “Please, don’t do that.” I do have some manners. A few free Microsoft programs have changed my blogging life.     I used pictures, but they weren’t enhanced, bordered, or watermarked.  There were only a […]

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Free Tool to Keep Writing Dynamic

  Writers are busy people.  We’re busy drinking coffee, avoiding phone calls and trying to recapture the brilliant thoughts of inspiration we had while falling asleep or waking up. “Writer” isn’t a static title, it’s a dynamic lifestyle.  The gift and talent must be cultivated to grow. If you’re a writer, it may go dormant […]

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How to Make It Easy for Pinners to Visit Your Blog

Last week my guest blogger, Kim Vandel, introduced the Pin It Bookmarklet. It was awesome to learn a new Cool Tool by reading my own blog!  Gentle Readers, today she has a tip in using Pinterest to gain readers, not just pinners.  Kim Vandel is a writer and voracious reader from the Seattle suburbs, and […]

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Your New Best Friend: The Pin It Bookmarklet

  I try to stay in tune with the social media trends, but get a little lost.  The world invented itself around me and I don’t see the landscape I grew up in of the 70’s,  console television sets with rabbit ears and 20 pound rotary phones with 20 foot curly cords.  I’m blessed to […]

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