Dear Spammers: How About Just a Little Bit of Effort

Just about every bloggerhas gotten a comment similar to the following: "Hello sir/madam your website looks awesome please help me out to create like this. My website is.... Thank you for your support" Usually, I pay no attention to such comments, but this one stood out because of the salutation. I don't know if this … Continue reading Dear Spammers: How About Just a Little Bit of Effort

Is This All We Really Want from Life?

As I noted in last night's post about my venture into Instagram, I just finished a great book that offered a lot of insight into how Instagram got started and the impact it has had on society. The book highlighted several times how many of the users of Instagram are obsessed with the number of … Continue reading Is This All We Really Want from Life?

If You Have Nothing Nice to Say, Then…

It was one of the life lessons my parents taught me at a young age; if you've got nothing nice to say about someone or something, then don't say anything at all. It came back to me tonight as I was waiting to pick up a pizza. Last week, I had ordered a pizza from … Continue reading If You Have Nothing Nice to Say, Then…

Sometimes Comments Are Out of Line

Even though I might sometimes disagree with some of the items they publish, I love the WSJ. Check my blog; dozens of posts I have written over the past five years have been based on something I've read in the Journal. Just ask my students. It's usually how I start off each class, talking about … Continue reading Sometimes Comments Are Out of Line

WordPress Notifications 1, Jim Borden 0

I've been writing this daily blog for over four and a half years, and I have not done much to promote it during that time After I publish my post, I add a link to it on Facebook and Twitter, and that's about it. I had also assumed that since I used WordPress, I was … Continue reading WordPress Notifications 1, Jim Borden 0