No February Giveaways? BUT… $1000 in March?

No February Giveaways? BUT… $1000 in March?

Let’s just rip the bandaid right off and confirm the title. There are no February giveaways going on at any of our sites. But… …of course there’s a but. There has to be. And I’m going to tell you what it is while also giving you a cool chance to win $1000 in March. So why are there no February giveaways going on? There are several reasons for that, in no particular order. Firstly (if we’re numbering them…), I’m going to be out of town for a couple … Read more…


Ray Harrington Brings Funny Back to Portland!

Ray Harrington Brings Funny Back to Portland!

Ray Harrington is funny. And not just because I know him personally. I barely do, actually. He was in a thing and my husband worked on that thing and then we went to the premiere of the thing and then there’s been some Facebook… ANYway. Ray Harrington is funny. And if you’ve never seen him do his thing on stage, you are missing out. Funny – I said. Engaging – just ask Scott. Endearing – go ahead and make it all about Finn for the next 17 years; … Read more…


A Broken Leg, Not a Broken Spirit – Meet Lisa

A Broken Leg, Not a Broken Spirit – Meet Lisa

Recently, my FB friend Lisa broke her leg rather badly while running a race for charity with her daughter. Her mother, in an act of true love and support, set up a Go Fund Me campaign to try and raise funds to help her and her family through this difficult time. The following is my understanding of this story about a broken leg, not a broken spirit. Lisa Mason and I are Facebook friends and yet I barely know her. You know how that is sometimes. You hook … Read more…


Meet Hometalk – The Know it All In One Spot

Meet Hometalk – The Know it All In One Spot

I spend an incredible amount of time on Facebook; not for the usual reasons (whatever those are). Because of my writing, promoting (myself and others), and various other job related activities, Facebook plays a big role in how I run my business. Which also means I’m there for the fun stuff too. Meet Hometalk – the know it all in one spot. I don’t know when it started but long about whenever ago, I started seeing posts in my feed for a place called Hometalk.com. Random Hometalk DIY … Read more…


Text and Drive? Watch THIS!

Text and Drive? Watch THIS!

We’ve all done it. Text and Drive? Sure. Just a quick text at a stop light or on the straight-a-way. We have all done it. And if you read this and can say to yourself, or me, or TO YOUR KIDS, that you’ve never ever texted while driving… You may leave. Or you can stick around and watch the best PSA I’ve seen about the dangers of texting and driving. And then pass it on so that others may learn from it, too. That’s exactly what I’m doing. … Read more…


Hey, I KNOW That Birchbox Girl!

Hey, I KNOW That Birchbox Girl!

Recently, I began seeing ads for Birchbox come across my screen and was interested first, because the usual… …so and so of your Facebook friends likes BIRCHBOX. Hmmm. Well, if so and so likes them, why don’t I? Let’s see what all the fuss is about. AND… …do they have an affiliate program? Because that is where a LOT of my focus is these days. What with Informed Sharing being devoted to bringing its visitors interesting news in a personal and informative way for the betterment of all … Read more…


Informed Sharing 2014 – How I Ended Up Here

Informed Sharing 2014 – How I Ended Up Here

Several weeks ago I saw an ad on Facebook for a third party ad network; an alternative to Google AdSense. This is significant for several reasons, not the least of which, I’d been badly burned by AdSense almost three years ago and while I have long since gotten over it, I recently revisited the story here, bringing up a lot of the old feelings of bitterness, cluelessness, ignorance, and with meaningless rantings of yesteryear. I don’t regret writing out that sad Google AdSense story. And had Y!CN not … Read more…


Is Grumpy Cat Being Used? ABUSED?

Is Grumpy Cat Being Used? ABUSED?

I read an interesting post the other day. Something that caught my eye at one of the social/writing sites I belong to – Persona Paper. In the post, the writer was discussing the possibility that Grumpy Cat, the miserably faced little kitty we’ve all come to know and love, might actually be an exploited animal. You may read all about right here. I took an interest because he brought up a couple good points. I’m not going to spoil his post for you but I will say that … Read more…


Plagiarizing Facebook on Father’s Day

Plagiarizing Facebook on Father’s Day

Today is Father’s day. It’s also a day of the week. And so of course I found myself on Facebook this morning. Lurking, nosing, reading… And updating my status. Because it’s Father’s Day and I wanted to give kudos to all the dads out there, I did. And because I often just write from the heart, I did. AND I liked what I wrote there. SO. I’m stealing it from my Facebook page to share here: Happy Father’s Day to all the guys out there who didn’t just … Read more…


Gave Up Facebook? That Seems a Bit Crazy…

Gave Up Facebook? That Seems a Bit Crazy…

But it’s not. Let me explain. The G entry in my unofficial A to Z Blogging Challenge (that I didn’t sign up for but decided to try it anyway but with a twist so I’m so just sharing fellow A to Z bloggers all month – and don’t read that run-on sentence all in one breath, either, whew…) ANYway, the G entry today is: Kim Morgan. Why? Well, I’m going to tell you, of course. Starting with why she gave up Facebook for Lent. Not the whole Facebook … Read more…