What’s Up with Me


So, I’d intended to be back on the social media yesterday and back at work today. I wasn’t able to manage that because the grandson and I both got sick on the way home from Florida. He started with a high fever and sore throat late Sunday night. We took him to the doctor as soon as we got home and found out he has strep. He’s got medication and is feeling better already.

My fever started on Monday evening, and I wasn’t able to get out of bed yesterday at all. I assumed I had the same thing the Little Dude has because we were closed up together in the car for 12 hours and we drank after one another a bit on the trip. I went to the doctor today, and it turns out I have Influenza A. So we picked up two separate, highly-contagious infections and didn’t infect one another. Weird, right?

Anyway. I can’t go back to work until Friday at the earliest, but I should be feeling well enough tomorrow to start catching up on the comments and whatnot. Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things by the weekend.

Anyone know how to use StumbleUpon?

Not a writing post today – more a personal one. Earlier this week, I published a post about my plans to add a few features to my blogs over the summer. Once that’s up and running, and it may take all summer to get it done, I’ll start thinking about improving my ability to network with people online.

At the moment, I pretty much live on WordPress and Twitter, because that’s where I get the most, and best, engagement. I haven’t left Facebook or Google Plus permanently, I’ve just stepped away from them to focus on the blogs and the Twitter accounts. That’s why you haven’t been seeing +1s from me on G+ or fanpage likes on Facebook lately. I’ll get back to those in time.

We tried out nine different networks during the first few months because we were experimenting and trying to figure out what works best for us. We learned what we needed to know from the experiments, but they ate up a lot of time when I could have been writing. Now, I’ve shifted gears and changed my approach. Going forward, my plan is to focus on stockpiling content and really interacting with people on WP and Twitter until we get far enough ahead for me to truly use a third network.

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