Tag Archives: Twitter

The Best Way to Share Writing on the Internet – a Lesson from Jane Austen on Plagiarism and Encouragement

Have you ever read someone’s blog or Facebook post, or perhaps even a short tweet, and thought it good enough to share? Please follow through on that thought. We appreciate it. But please do it in a way that encourages. … Continue reading

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Everyone on the Internet is Real – how to develop a philosophy of social media

One of the best things about the month of March was my phone call with Doug Bursch, who blogs at Fairly Spiritual. He’s a pastor and former radio talk show host with a heart for people whether on line or … Continue reading

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Ellen, Shakira and Conan: Celebrities Who Tweet Good Grammar

Nikolas Baron of Grammarly contacted me earlier this week about an interesting infographic (shown below) created for National Grammar Day displaying the results from Grammarly’s study of celebrity Twitter accounts. He’d seen my post last year on National Grammar Day (which comes every … Continue reading

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How To Get Out Of Social Media Traps

This happened to me last week: It took me a couple of tweets to see the trap I’d fallen into. I looked around me and saw that I was in a miry place I could not get out of without … Continue reading

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How To Be A Christian Blogger Who Rocks Social Media

In the movie School of Rock, Jack Black plays a rocker in between gigs who cons his way into a job teaching kids at an exclusive academy. Instead of math, science and history, he teaches them to rock. When he … Continue reading

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Quitting Twitter – a Lesson from the Diner

Quitting Twitter On the drive home I convinced myself it was time to close my Twitter account. Then Tom’s Diner came on the radio. I am waiting At the counter For the man To pour the coffee And he fills it Only … Continue reading

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Money-Man Dave Ramsey Sets His Followers Up For Failure

When you are a Christian with half a million Twitter followers, your tweets should be the product of careful consideration. Unfortunately I don’t think Dave Ramsey always does that, as this tweet shows: Fill the glass of your life so … Continue reading

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Pastors: stop putting women down with your cheap laugh lines

I recently tweeted: If you are listening to a sermon and they use “You know how women are, they always …” for a laugh line, it’s OK to get up and walk out. That must have struck a nerve, because … Continue reading

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My Numbers Don’t Add Up

I’m Not Much Of A Numbers Person The number of people listed at the top right of this page is too high. WordPress counts everyone who has signed up for email notice of new posts, everyone who follows me on Twitter, and everyone … Continue reading

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Dear Mega-Twitterer: why I didn’t follow you back

[Exploring the question* of whether meaningful conversation of any sort, even brief, can occur on Twitter.] *** Dear person who follows 140,980** people on Twitter and decided to make me number 140,981. I appreciate you choosing to follow me, I … Continue reading

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