BibleGateway’s Free Bible Audio App

I'm a big fan of BibleGateway.com as a free and easy-to-use source for online Bible translations. The site includes over 200 versions and 70 languages! BibleGateway introduced me to The Voice, a translation which included the collaboration of musicians, poets, and other artists alongside scholars and pastors. When a friend recommended the New Century Version, … Continue reading BibleGateway’s Free Bible Audio App

Why Social Media Makes Me Happy

According to a recent study, Facebook makes people unhappy. Some say that everyone else on Facebook and Twitter seems to be having a wonderful time which makes their own life seem rather drab in comparison. Others report trouble concentrating or struggle with FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out). When I use social media to compare myself … Continue reading Why Social Media Makes Me Happy

My Ten Best Pinterest Boards: Creativity, Hybrid Publishing, Easy Food Gifts, and More!

"Oh I had forgotten that you were on Pinterest," says a reader, "You should remind us again." If you're a Pinterest fan, you may not need this reminder, but since I just learned a cool trick to embed my Pinterest boards here, I thought I'd try it below. If you're not familiar with Pinterest, well … Continue reading My Ten Best Pinterest Boards: Creativity, Hybrid Publishing, Easy Food Gifts, and More!

Thanks for Mindsharing How To Make My Website Better

After I read Lior Zoref's Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything, I decided to try his method with a question of my own, only it wasn't quite the Mindsharing success that Lior experienced over and over in his book. When I asked my Facebook friends "What do you think my next e-book should be?" I … Continue reading Thanks for Mindsharing How To Make My Website Better

5 Ways You Can Make This Website Even Better

Some time ago, I was invited to do a readers' survey that was supposed to take just a few minutes and turned out to be 52 questions long! I immediately lost interest, and thought to myself, if I ever do a readers' survey, I'll make it short and won't ask unnecessarily nosy questions like how … Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Make This Website Even Better

Mindsharing: One More Reason to Love Social Media

I had never heard of Lior Zoref until he offered to send me a copy of his book, Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything (New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2015). One story and I was hooked--to demonstrate the collective wisdom of a crowd, Lior brought a live ox on stage as part of a 2012 TED talk … Continue reading Mindsharing: One More Reason to Love Social Media

I don’t overlook even the smallest crumbs of joy or forgiveness

It's always a blessing to hear from readers, to know that my words on a printed page or a computer screen actually connect with someone else. So I was glad to hear from Twitter friend Kate Morgan that she was inspired by this post to put together her own "To Don't" list. She's an educator, writer, … Continue reading I don’t overlook even the smallest crumbs of joy or forgiveness

Friday 5: How to Make the Most of Twitter Without Getting Lost in an Endless Stream of Tweets

Twitter can be overwhelming, but mainly I've found it fun and a great way to connect with people that I might not otherwise have gotten to know. Here are my best tips on how I've managed to make the most of Twitter without getting lost in an endless stream of tweets.