Posts Tagged ‘ blogging ’

Why responsible journalism matters

CNN Twitter

I saw this note from Indexed yesterday and couldn’t help but piggyback on it for a more elaborate post. All of us know that journalists play an integral role in keeping people accountable. In bringing to the fore stories that would most readily be swept under the rug. In highlighting the unsung heroes. And…
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Hooked to the iPad

iPad

It is beautiful. It is fast. It is spiffy. And, oh so cool. The way you can expand and contract photos with your thumb and index finger — simply magical. Yes, it looks like a big iPhone, but it’s really so much more. The iPad is a lifestyle gadget that has made working (and…
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Bye bye, Facebook

Bye bye Facebook

For two and half years I have lived and breathed on Facebook. From uploading photos and following Obama’s inauguration to harvesting crops on Farm Town and “liking” Chocolate Brownies, I have done it all. I used to be the most vocal advocate for Facebook — getting a number of colleagues and friends to sign…
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Blogging 101

Blogging 101

I hadn’t realized until typing this post that I’ve reached a milestone on this blog. Yesterday I completed 100 posts and it seems only fitting in view of the honor bestowed upon me by the Authentic Blogger Group (I promise this is the last time I’ll gloat), that I offer some basic tips to…
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Blogger of the month

Featured Photoblogger of the Month Award

On Saturday, May 1, Dawn Sievers and Marty Duane decided to present me with the Authentic Blogger of the Month Award. It was an unexpected honor. I was thrilled to know that someone thought my blog was worthy of being put in the spotlight. I felt a sense of validation and deep appreciation. And…
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Order in chaos

Messy Desk

Even as a little girl I was chided for having no concept of order, a.k.a, a messy desk. Here’s how it went down: mom would threaten to throw all my “junk.” I would grudgingly clean my desk — organize the shelves, throw the scraps of paper lying around, align the text books, stow away…
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Change is good

Mansi Closeup

I spent most of last evening creating a new home for this blog. I’ve wanted, for a while now, to have a special place for it that I could customize. Having had more than a constant month of blogging behind me, I figured I was ready to make the switch. Some people have been…
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An inquiring mind

Thinking

A couple of my posts in the recent past have triggered some “interesting” in-person/offline reactions — people have said that I am “too philosophical” or that I “want to live in an ideal world.” I’ve been told some of these issues don’t concern them (or me, for that matter) and never will … so…
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Spreading sunshine

Sunshine Blog Award

Yesterday, Anahid presented me with the Sunshine Award — a ray of sunshine in my otherwise sullen day The Sunshine Blog Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogosphere. Sunshine Award guidelines: Put the logo on your blog in your post. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers. Link…
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Writing is all about editing

editing is critical

One of the most critical aspects of writing is often the one most overlooked: editing. Everyone thinks they can write. But there is a difference in writing, and writing well. That difference is where the editor comes in. Looking to trim unnecessary words, making expressions stronger, paraphrasing quotes, moving critical information to the top,…
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