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Friday, July 26, 2013

Ah, the simple things

Why is it no matter how far advanced we become as a society we still all have our guilty pleasures? We are a honey boo boo obsessed nation; watching a 7 year old girl and her crazy family perform stupid antics around their community. *I am no exception, I watch it. Yes, I can feel you judging me from there.* So why?

Maybe it is because no matter what society values about what is the "perfect" or "normal" family in society, they break all the rules. They all seem happy. Not just the happy-high that comes with buying a new outfit for yourself, buying that pair of shoes you've had your eyes on for a while. A true heart warming happiness that shows in their faces.

I think we watch it because we want to know what makes this family tick. Why is it that a 13 year old girl (Pumpkin) spends her birthday trying to tackle Pigzilla-- a 4 pound pulled pork sandwich? We are a skinny obsessed culture who declares that they must be wrong because they live to eat and they are not an eat to live kind of family.

Maybe there is a lesson here. Going back to the simple things of what originally makes us happy is the best method? It's not up for me to decide. I'm taking my own advice. I will be out back with a book in my hand and my puppy on my lap.
Rest in peace #Pigzilla

Thursday, July 25, 2013

First impressions

To blog or not to blog? 

As a new author to this technology scene of today I had to create some new social media pages for promotion *gasp! The horror, I know*. A question that was on my mind was: To blog or not to a blog? (If Hamlet were alive he wouldn't have had time to focus on revenge in between checking his Facebook,  tweeting to his followers, and snapping snazzy pics for his Instagram).  When does technology become too much and we lose the control over our virtual pages and our pages control us? 

 I have never been much for social media, and as I sit here and write I can't help but wonder what affect all of this technology has on us. I love to write and I think some blogs are amazing, don't get me wrong. I just wasn't sure if I was the type of author who could blog. Novels, sure. Blogs have to capture attention in the blink of an eye. I'm more of a build up a relationship with the characters in the books and go from there kinda gal. 

A more seasoned author recommended that I start blogging for practice, and so here I am! Anyone that knows me would tell you that I am technologically/social networking challenged. *in fact I just texted quite a few saying: Get ready to be terrified! I just started a blog! if that gives you any kind of indication* 

If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to give them! 
I used this link to help launch my quest: Rookie: How to Start a Blog