June 2010 to June 2014… stay tuned as we make a shift.
For those that may need a little strength to make it through the day and for those days that seem mammoth in nature to ever get through.video: freshbrewedlife.com
I enjoy following businesses on facebook and like to find latest trends, coupon notices and news through my facebook notifications. But…..when a business starts to post 100+ postings a day, it falls into the annoyance category.
Option A: “unlike” the business.
Option B: Hover over the “Liked” button on the business page and simply un-check the “Get Notifications” line. This will remove the posts from your notification tab on your home page.
Rule of thumb for businesses; post important and relevant information, first and foremost. If your business would like to post 100+ photos a day, perhaps facebook is not the platform for you, and your business should be exploring other platforms such as Pinterest.
Take five minutes out of your day to watch this TED video. You will be thankful you did, and may just rearrange what you have scheduled for tomorrow.
Listening to the words of Ric Elias will change the way you think about life; by removing the negative energy and redirecting your focus on to the most important things.
Don’t wait another day, as life is not forever.
Social media has changed our lives and also sheds new light on the term “friend”. I often receive social media questions from my friends and family about a person from my community whom is a mutual friend of mine and they are curious who they are, and if they should accept their “friend” request.
My rule of thumb has always been to only accept their request if they are someone that you would like to share a cup of coffee with at 8am the next morning or grab a beverage with after work the following day. If you cannot answer yes to either, than is it really worth allowing that person into your online circle?
Let us know what you think? As for me, I am going to stick with the logic, of no coffee or wine than you probably do not have enough in common to share in my online world.
I heard it best years ago when an old college roommate compared her facebook news feed to her own personal newspaper. She described her feed as an update of close friends and family, while also capturing the local and national headlines for the day and hearing from local businesses that she enjoys supporting.
Now the question being for many, how do you personalize your page enough so that the news feed is relevant to your interest without all the “fillers”.
Facebook allows you to make adjustments on your news feed so that you only have to have stories or posts showing that are of interest to you. Imagine it like setting up your own personal news paper. To begin, when you click on the home button on your personal profile page, you will see a newsfeed of either the most recent posts or top stories. As you scroll thru the list, you will see a down arrow that you can toggle to the right of each post. Hovering over the down arrow, click hide. At this point the story is now hidden from your newsfeed. Note, that you can take it a step further and edit how and if you see any further posts from this person or page, by simply clicking on the change what updates you get. From here, you can click either all updates, most updates or only important, and furthermore unclick the categories that do not interest you.
Facebook is a huge platform….make it personal, make it your newspaper!
As I was packing my bag yesterday to head out of town for a business trip with my husband, my teenage son looked at me and asked, “mom, I don’t know how you do it. When I am home I have no energy to do work, I would never be able to work from home. I would miss seeing people and would be so distracted with all the other things going on at home. Do you like working from home?”
I was taken back by his words, and honestly surprised that he even gave it that much thought. I enjoy working from home, being there for the kids, and having the flexibility to jump out of the office to accommodate the daily schedule changes of my family. But there are times when I miss the energy of the office, the chats around the water cooler and the celebratory high fives when accomplishments are made.
I have been able to fulfill a drained personal battery with trips to the local coffee shops or wi-fi hot spots and my battery is almost instantly restored. I know that someday I may need to work out of a “standard” office environment, but honestly I hope that this day does not come for a long, long time. I enjoy the flexible schedule, I love the coffee shop environment and the eclectic people and energy.
As I sit here at Starbucks the energy is buzzing; college students are sharing their stories and laughing. Professors are busy planning out their week and moms are visiting with their little ones, taking a break from the long days with a youth at home. The energy is amazing….confirmation that mobile-me is content for the time being.
Why not add some fun to the holiday??? Here is a link we thought we would share that includes some fun Apps for Presidents Day. Might be something fun to play around with.