I've talked before about deleting and reducing the attention we give to social media, but it can actually go way beyond that in several ways. One is how we can expand our definition of digital media, and two, how it can affect our mental well-being. As reducing our digital footprint and use includes deleting apps … Continue reading When Too Much Media is Messing With Your Head (Reduce, Delete, Withdraw, Repeat)
I really don't want this to be another post about bashing influencers and the like. The web has plenty of that to go around. Instead I want to flesh-out some of my thoughts on the subjects of branding, marketing, and "influencing" coming from someone who has written and sold services on the internet for a … Continue reading Should I Be Branding, Marketing, and Influencing?
It's been well over a month since I posted about starting this loosely planned digital detox. I thought I would give a little update on how things are going. I'll spare you the mundane details as you can read about those universal benefits everywhere. Instead, I'll just mention a few actions, uses, and where I … Continue reading My Digital Detox Status
I have a few friends who create content. By content I mean Youtube videos, podcasts, and produce steady streams of social media posts to support those creations. They are steeped in the "social media marketing" world of constantly producing, editing, and promoting. Some is good and some is so so, but I will always support … Continue reading Why Are You Creating Content?
Just another article about digital detox, social media, and balancing technology use. "Just a sec." If you're a parent and have ever caught yourself uttering those words then a technology inventory is overdue. More details on my plan a little later. First, I am a huge fan of useful technology. Emphasis on useful. If I … Continue reading My Digital Detox Plan and Schedule
One of the "golden rules" of freelancing and anything related to contract work or entrepreneurship is that you must utilize social media to its fullest extent. A quick Google search will quickly pull up a quaint billion or so results on algorithm hacks, marketing tricks, and best practices on how to game the system, get … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Do you think it will change our perspective on how we use and view technology? Have you changed any usage habits of your own? I viewed the documentary a bit differently than most. As a follower of the Center for Humane Technology for a while now and … Continue reading Will The Social Dilemma Make a Difference?
I know what you're thinking, not another post about the evils of Facebook and other social media platforms. No it's not one of those. The negative effects of said social media is well documented as well as professed by many disciples of simpler living. So, my dilemma whether to keep or discard it is derived … Continue reading My Facebook Dilemma
I'm on LinkedIn and I'm sure you are too. There's some sort of unwritten rule that once you graduate college or are on the hunt for your next job that you need to be on it. It's a type of unsaid rule of life if you want to be seen by recruiters and view the … Continue reading Is LinkedIn Just Another Waste of Time?
If I hear someone start a sentence with, "I saw on Facebook that..." when talking about anything dealing with science, politics, medicine, or any other important subject matter I will quickly become the world's biggest skeptic. We are unfortunately living in a Facebook (FB) world. So many people rely (and I mean r-e-l-y) on FB … Continue reading I Saw This on Facebook