What Was Your Best Tweet in 2014?

I once went to a party where the photographer was streaming images directly to a screen as she took them. So people paused in the middle of dancing to admire themselves dancing. Or paused from eating to watch themselves taking a bite a few minutes earlier. And we got to relive the whole party as we lived the party. That's sort of what Twitter's Year in Review feels like. ...more
I don't know if it was my best tweet, but it was the one that made me laugh the most.  My ...more

5 Creative Apps Writers Will Love

So you need to buy a gift for that special writer in your life (doesn't everyone have one?), but you know she already has all the common ones such as Editorial or Dictionary. What you really want to get her are apps that will support her craft and turn her into a better writer, but... well... you want something off the beaten path; things she may not have thought of before. Look no further than this gift guide. I've rounded up 5 apps you can gift to a writer as well as explain how they will help your friend hone her craft. (Feel free to buy these for yourself as well! Everyone needs a gift now and then.) ...more
kaseykakes Some are free. Or you can get the free version and try it before you get the paid ...more

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media?

Mediabistro recently had an article breaking down how much time people in various age demographics spend on social media sites. I was pleased with their base list of sites, mostly because even poor little Ello made the list. (You're so cutting edge, Mediabistro.) All that said, I realized that I have more in common with women over 60 than I do with my age demographic. I am doing social media all wrong for a 40-year-old. ...more
stirrupqueen I don't even know what half of those are! Lolmore

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Is your life what you thought it would be when you dreamed about your future back in high ...more

What Is the Best App on Your Phone?

So what's your favourite app? I love peeking at people's phones and seeing what apps they couldn't live without. Since I can't see their phones, I had to ask this nosy question of all the other editors at BlogHer via email. Luckily, they answered me, and I got a few new ones to download. And now I'm turning over the question to you: what is the one app that you gush about? That you love love love. That you tell other people to download? Even more than finding out about new apps, I love hearing how people are cleverly using existing apps; even simple ones like Notes. So chime in with your best tips (and apps!) in the comment section. And don't worry that we're asking you to choose just one: we can spread this appiness every month. ...more
I find Screen grabber very usefulmore

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Prompts

The theme for December's NaBloPoMo is JOY. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in December -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more
Day 11:  http://www.newlightnewday.commore

Make December a Little More Joyous With NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Badges

The official badge for December 2014 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Blogroll

The theme for December is JOY. ...more
Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday... how about a week of days for ...more

What Do You Think of Facebook's Thank You Videos?

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Facebook has unrolled a new video algorithm which culls moments out of your timeline and allows you to say thank you to someone on your Friends list. Unlike last December's year-in-review video, which culled out the best moments from your year, Facebook's "Say Thanks" campaign tries to find the overlap between two accounts, sometimes with very touching results and sometimes in ways that make coffee shoot out your nose. ...more
I thought it was a cute idea.  I just changed the pictures that didn't make sense (or where I ...more