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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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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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Replace Tired Clichés with the Art of Surprise

  In October 2005 I was in the HYPER HELL stage of  thyroid cancer treatment.  My  thyroid gland and about 30 lymph nodes had been scalpeled  into medical waste. I had been a science-fiction freak in the hospital, undergoing radioactive iodine treatment.  I was kept in the hospital for three days until the Geiger counter […]

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