Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And other social media DOHs.

January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And other social media DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) is an American celebration of the Christian civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

From a practical point of view, the holiday is a federal holiday which means government employees get the day off. It is not a celebration, however, in which all Americans participate equally. Neither in body, spirit, nor enthusiasm. Not like Thanksgiving. There are no common rituals. There is even a failure – gasp – among the A-, B-, C-list bloggers to hungerly contemplate the relevance of Freedom and Justice – the things that Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke so passionately about.

So you say you want to make a better world? Really?!

Anyway, fluffing the day (MLK Day) is inappropriate – if you say that you are a proud and belligerent American. [grin]

Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream Speech

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Do you describe yourself as a social media [xxx]? Really?!

January 14, 2012

Do you describe yourself as a social media [fill in the blank]?!

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Who are you?

There was much reflection as 2011 came to a close. There was much anticipation about 2012. It happens every year.

Most hope to do better – however they imagined better to be. For some, the reflections continue. Bill Dorman, for example, has been going deep. Jack Steiner always asks the right questions – even if those questions make us uncomfortable.

Doing better means that you really do know some of the things that you did wrong. Some. But, maybe, more than just some. [grin]

Also, knowing that some of your most killer ideas, expectations, and efforts were totally wrong, misguided, and/or dumb. Or wrong for you.

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Castleville: Guide, Cheats, Friends, and 100 Free Energy

January 11, 2012

Castleville: Guide, Cheats, Friends, and 100 Free Energy

Levels 9 to 20: Part One

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna plays Castleville

Free Energy for Zynga’s Facebook Game, Castleville

The Castleville energy links are expected to expire within one week of the publication of this blog post. However, you can only use five or so per 24 hours – assuming you have not used any other energy links from your Castelville feed. I hope you get the most out of this as you can. Each active link will provide 10 energy to your kingdom if your are not at your collection limit. I recommend growing a lot of grapes for making energy potions.

Is this Stan?

Will the real Stan Faryna please stand up!

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How to write an epic blog post. And other social media DOHs.

January 4, 2012

How to write an epic blog post. And other social media DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

What makes a blog post, epic?

It doesn’t take 10,000100,000 – or one million (?) readers to make a blog post, EPIC.

In my pedestrian opinion, an epic blog post is a blog post that inspires at least ten people. It uplifts them. It takes them out of the ordinary – if only for a moment. It stirs them, fuels them, and it allows them to feel strongly about something – if only for a moment.

Like a bunker buster, an epic blog post blasts open hearts, minds, or souls to variations of the central theme of all things to be considered: the Beautiful, the Good, and the True.

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