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New cyclist on the block

Oh yes he did… So the other day Big Ring came charging up the stairs, bubbles of excitement bursting out of him. He had a surprise, something he wanted to keep a secret, but something that was so brilliant, he just could not hold it in any longer than the mere seconds he already had. “Guess what I got for Little Ring,” he shouted, a beaming smile on his face. “What?” I asked. “Guess!” “A new book?” “Nope.” “A 60-inch plasma?” “Nope.” “A rocket ship that would put Superman in the dirt?” “Nope.” He looked at me like I should have known, like I was crazy for guessing the guesses I had guessed, and when he couldn’t take it anymore, he blurted the surprise out… “I GOT HIM A BABY CYCLING SUIT!!!” Yep, you read that correctly. My baby is just over a month old and already has his first …

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Tweets from a princess

Tweet-Tweet. Tweet-Tweet. Tweet-Tweet. Do you hear that? That noise? That chirping noise? It’s not a pretty robin. It’s not a pretty blue jay. It’s a pretty princess. I am on the Tweeter … er, I mean, Twitter. Technically I’ve been on the Twitter for almost as long as I’ve been on the blog, but after a few short months of Tweeter excitement, I grew bored, and didn’t see the value in it. So for more than a year now, my Tweeter account has been used solely for uploading the blog. Not anymore. After I wrote the social media, yay or nay post a few weeks ago about better promoting myself, I got some feedback from a few of you, most who prefer the Tweeter over the Facebook. And after a bit of thought and deliberation, weighing the pros and cons, and deciding whether or not I could actually keep up …

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Social media, yay or nay

“Have you ever thought about promoting your blog?” That was the question posed to me by my super stylish NYC girlfriend – and fellow blogger – as we hustled down the boardwalk, trying to cover our bodies from the ice of the river wind. It’s not the first time I’ve heard such a question; my brother who’s all about marketing is often throwing ideas at me to get more from my writing than just the act of writing itself. But the thing is, I’m pretty sure I’m the laziest blogger out there. Sure I post somewhat regularly, but that’s the easy part. I am a writer by trade after all. But keeping conversations moving on a blog-specific Facebook page and Twitter and elsewhere, that just seems like a whole lot of work. You can’t just upload your blogs to social media and hope for the best, you’ve got to engage …

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