Standards of Practice for Blogging

We often read about the unwritten rules of blogging.  Perhaps, instead of rules, we can consider  some standards of practice,  best practices or values. … [Read more...]

Social Media and Friendship

From Flickr: Photo of Raul Pacheco (aka Hummingbird604) and Janis La Couvée at WordCampVictoria May 2010 Whenever people ask me about the return on investment (ROI) of social media, particularly as it pertains to me personally, I'm left at a loss for words. I've had individuals say "I'm not looking to expand my social circles, so social media is a waste of time for me". Fair enough! That was not my case. Widowed in 2001, with children … [Read more...]