Recently I’ve found myself in a number of conversations with friends who are critical of how people they know use social media, primarily Facebook. The concern? People aren’t painting a realistic portrait of their lives. They’re selectively broadcasting the good stuff, the wins. The perfectly coordinated family photo shoot, the trophy ceremony, the toddler enthusiastically […]
In case you missed it, last week I wrote about how I’m going to approach BlogHer ’14—which kicks off tomorrow—with an all-in attitude. I went so far as to title the post Bring It On BlogHer ’14. And you know what? Things started happening.
A few weeks ago, as I was gearing up for my high school reunion, I was getting really excited. I couldn’t help but realize part of the reason I was looking forward to seeing so many old friends was because I’d gotten to know them a bit better thanks to social media. I know, I […]
So there’s this thing called Facebook. You might have heard of it. Maybe you’ve got an account, but never actually visit the site. Maybe you’re a Facebook voyeur, reading others’ posts, but never posting yourself. Maybe you can’t wait to share yet another picture of your kid eating dog food/sleeping/writing in cursive at age 3 […]
The following post is inspired by the gripping (and haunting) memoir January First. It’s written by a father, Michael Shofield, about his family’s struggle to find the right treatment for his daughter Jani, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at six years old. Join From Left to Write on September 6th as we discuss January First. As a […]