The Perils of Networking When Everyone Is Your Friend

I know a lot of fascinating people. I know writers and editors, chefs and restaurateurs, celebrity personal assistants and a few well-connected people in the television industry, pilots and programmers, museum curators and fashion designers. Many of the fascinating people I know I knew Before Social Media (BSM)*, while many others I "know" I have

Testing Out the WooThemes Express App

A while back, WooThemes, which makes the Canvas theme I'm using and many more beautiful, highly functional WordPress themes, came out with their Express app. I found the price - $4.99 at the time I downloaded it - to be a bit steep, but I wanted to test it out as it promised to provide

Spending the Holidays Three Houses Down from America’s Christmas Lights Display Winner – #sonyholiday

I'm spending the holidays in Tallahassee, Florida, which happens to be the town from which the Whitis family, the winners of Good Morning America's "Our Lights Are Better Than Your Lights", hail. I'm not only in the same town as this Christmas lights attraction, but approximately three doors down from it. When my family and

Old and Busted vs. New Hotness and the Elephant in the Room – #sonyholiday

When a PR representative recently offered me the opportunity to review the new Sony VAIO S Series laptop, I was hesitant. But I realized that it would be a great opportunity to compare my previous Sony VAIO experience with my new one, as well as compare the two laptops to my relatively new MacBook Pro.