Posts in category "Facebook"

SELF Magazine Tutu Bashing: You should be ashamed of yourSELF

SELF Magazine Tutu Bashing: You should be ashamed of yourSELF
Have you heard the story yet? A runner, Monika Allen, gets an email from SELF Magazine about a month ago, asking if they can use her photograph, which shows Ms. Allen running the LA Marathon in a tutu. Specifically, a Wonder Woman tutu. Rock ON, Monika Allen! Monika tells ABC News in San Diego, she... Read more »

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic.
Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a Facebook-a-holic. Hi Kim. (<<<That would be your line.) In defending my love and addiction to Facebook as part of tonight’s ChicagoNow Blog-a-Palooza challenge (“Write a post passionately defending your guilty pleasure.”) I’m reminded of that old line, the one that goes, I’m not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go... Read more »

Did Facebook's new algorithm make me invisible?

Did Facebook's new algorithm make me invisible?
Facebook’s new algorithm has me feeling like a nobody. The last few times I posted a status update, no one Liked it. No one commented on it. I got crickets. I felt betrayed by all 986 of my closest friends. Usually I get all sorts of Likes and comments. Only rarely, crickets. So, what’s up?... Read more »
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Chicago Bears: I’ll never watch you play again

Chicago Bears: I’ll never watch you play again
Dear Chicago Bears, I’m so sorry.  I absolutely can’t watch you play one more minute this season. It’s not you. It’s me. I’m the jinx. I’m the curse set upon you whenever I lay my eyes upon the television to watch a game. Last night? I joined the game toward the end of the second... Read more »

LinkedIn Endorsements don’t mean a thing, but they’re still kinda fun to play with

LinkedIn Endorsements don’t mean a thing, but they’re still kinda fun to play with
                    Recently on LinkedIn, I’ve received several endorsements for short story writing. The last short story I wrote, if I say so myself, was pretty darn good. The only problem is, I wrote it in high school over thirty-years ago and none of the people who... Read more »

Facebook impersonators: Here's something you should know

Facebook impersonators: Here's something you should know
If you choose to impersonate someone on Facebook by stealing his or her identity, it’s probably best to not impersonate an air traffic controller—and then try to chat up one of his pilot friends. This gem of wisdom that I bestow upon you is based on a true story that happened to me today. I... Read more »
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When we took away her phone, my daughter showed up

When we took away her phone, my daughter showed up
Two weeks ago, my daughter had her phone privileges revoked. And then a funny thing happened. She showed up. I hadn’t even realized she’d been missing. And that’s the sad truth. Hiding out with her phone in her room or down in the basement while watching TV, sometimes right along with us, busily texting her... Read more »

Tom Skilling won't friend me on Facebook

Tom Skilling won't friend me on Facebook
Two-and-a-half-years ago, I tried to Friend Tom Skilling on Facebook. It was not the typical Facebook friending nonsense, you know, like, I want to have a bunch of famous friends so people will think I’m cool. (Okay, it maybe was just a little bit of that.) But c’mon, we all know who these frantic famous-frienders... Read more »

Blogging is like crack and I need rehab.Maybe.

Blogging is like crack and I need rehab.Maybe.
Three days until Christmas, my daughter’s birthday was this past week and her party is today. My sons’ birthday is coming up in a week. I should be running around with my hair on fire. Instead I’m still in my pajamas writing a blog. I’m addicted to blogging. This is my cry for help. Blogging... Read more »
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Like, those Facebook Likes mean a lot

Like, those Facebook Likes mean a lot
For a blogger, getting “Liked” on Facebook or getting Facebook Likes on our page is HUGE. It’s a validation. I can’t speak for others, but I spend some days compulsively checking my A City Mom page like some sort of experimental rat, clicking over and over to see if that Like count has moved up.... Read more »