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Four Important Things to Understand About Volunteers (from a Mom Who Volunteers Too Much)

Lately I’m being eaten alive by everything on my to-do list. It’s hard to communicate just how crazed my schedule is without 1) boring you to pieces, and 2) sounding like a first-class whiner. So I’ll just say there is an awful lot going on. © 2010 Dave Dugdale, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio [Read More...]

In Defense of Social Media

To dismiss the online world as a repository for irrelevant banter by narcissistic blowhards who are ignoring their families is both inaccurate and unfair to those for whom social media enables valuable, life-giving work.

When a Viral Blog Post Doesn’t Change Much of Anything

Being a writer is primarily about writing—not about following some social media guru's five-step system for getting the most attention for each blog post, or about keywords and SEO.

Troll-Proofing Our Online Writing

At the Festival of Faith and Writing two weeks ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, my friend Jennifer Grant and I co-led a discussion group titled “Troll-Proofing Your Online Writing.” Based on our conversations and my own reading and musing, here are a few thoughts about what we can and can’t do about trolls, and why [Read More...]

How the Internet is Killing the Book Review

Now that I own a Kindle, my ever-raging thirst for new reading material can be assuaged with a few finger swipes. Because I have wide-ranging taste and am relatively choosy about which books earn the swipe, I rarely regret a purchase. But last week I r...

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