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Check out my blog, not just the dashboard version @ http://tonyburgess1969.us

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Writing For The Social Masses

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I wonder if social media, texting and other forms of electronic communications have impacted our writing quality? It seems like it to me because of the shorthand and abbreviations that are used. We write for short lengths and have to get our point across sooner or else we lose the attention of our audience. We are writing more for the social masses which means we sometimes forget what we learned in our writing classes. What is your experience with this?

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Something Retro, Something Blue – I am not talking about the TARDIS from Doctor Who, although it could apply here. In this case I am talking about my blog which now sports the Redux theme that was the long time default theme for new Tumblr users.

I am using a blue scheme for the text and background while implimenting a “typewriter” style typeface. I increased the font sizes on the main body and on the sidebar. The sidebar features icons to my other social sites and a Twitter widget. I removed the stock Twitter feed because it doesn’t work well and looked ugly if you ask me. There are also links to pages and other content on the blog too. I still have some further tweaking to do but this should serve me well for awhile.

Retro still gets the job done if you ask me. Keep on blogging my good people. Make blogging fun again!

Hyper-connected

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The problem with being hyper-connected on different platforms is that people who might have a issue with your personal opinions might take offense. Yes its easy to say I don’t care what they think about what I am posting but when you live in community with them it makes it tough. Of course when some folks will try to tell you that your opinion is wrong then it becomes a situation where you have to go undercover. No one should have to do cloak themselves or what they feel. All any of us can do is to be ourselves and to keep on blogging.