#BlogSoup 09.09.14 @wonderoftech @Nisha360 @MattoMcFly @startyournovel @emmasuzieq @geekyantics

#BlogSoup 09.09.14 @wonderoftech @Nisha360 @MattoMcFly @startyournovel @emmasuzieq @geekyantics

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Blog Soup

If you don’t know about the epics of blog soup, a deliciously OP (Over Powered) explanation follows.

The comments below represent comments that I posted and those that failed to post to the websites, blogs, videos and streams that I visited. On occasion, they may represent Tweets, Replies, or Comments made on Facebook and other Social Media networks. Not everyone will appreciate the comments made to their post (I rarely suck up, brown nose or gush), but hopefully they’ll forgive me any offense (real or imagined) and, yes, they should absolutely love the rank-link juice to blog and Twitter. This is not a noob’s blog and some have even said that my seo game is fierce as it is sweet.

More about blog soup at the end of this post.

Luna Moth 3 Faryna May 2014

ROI, Results, and Analytics

A very helpful blog post about how you’re doing on Twitter and Pinterest.


Citizen journalist and polygadgetist Carolyn Nicander Mohr tells us about the new analytical tools you can use to track your impact on Twitter and Pinterest.

My comment

There are not enough useful tech blogs out there for the low tech mom and dad or the average, tech-minded netizen – not by citizen journalists. Carolyn’s Wonder of Tech blog is a rare jewel. And I’ve been following it for years and years. I also think she rocks and I’m not afraid to say it.

Carolyn explains where to go and how to use the data to measure your performance. I checked mine out and I was pleasantly surprised to find out I’m doing a little better than I had estimated.
Organic Tweet Impact for Stan Faryna
#Twitter #Pinterest #analytics

Yearning to be ordinary

Blog post Day 1456 in Nisha’s Journey Towards Independence
We all have bad days. Nisha Varghese too. If you ever wanted to do something good on the internets, make it today. Go to Nisha’s blog post and give her some love and encouragement.
My comment

There is that wonderful and very likely possibility that you have extraordinary challenges because you have been given extraordinary gifts.

[big hug]

This song is for you.

#Nisha Varghese #cerebral palsy #ordinary

The Survival Journals

Soundcloud: Pilot episode of a weekly audio drama series about a zombie apocalypse.

My comment
I discovered The Survival Journals by Simon Neilson via a link from a Facebook post by Matt Bradford of Zombiecast. I liked it. Maybe, you will like it too.
#zombies #Simon Neilson #Matt Bradford 

How Can You Make Inspiration Come to You?

A helpful blog post by John Magnet Bell. About how to find the inspiration that will fuel you to do amazing things.


My comment

You are awesome, J. You are a constant and unflagging muse and helper. Thank you.

#StartYourNovel #writing #inspiration

Elyria in February

A flash fiction story by Emma Harper about love, being human, and happy misunderstandings


My comment
I love the happy misunderstandings. Emma’s story reveals a profound glimpse into our humanity.
#Emma Harper #flash fiction #humanity

This week and other Social Media DOHs

Good news: HBO’s TV Series, The Leftovers, has been renewed. The Season Finale, The Prodigal Son Returns, opens with a dead Patti. The leader of Mapleton’s controversial cult, the Guilty Remnant, had committed suicide in the previous episode. Chrsitine abandons her “messianic” baby.So many questions remain unanswered. Just as our questions are too often inadequately answered. Or not answered at all. We bravely go forward. Deeper. Into the dark night. Most of us. But in the face of our collaborative delusions, self-deceits and false consciousness, if they should fall down like the walls of Jericho did at the trumpet blasts, we will tremble.

Christopher Eccleston is amazing as the uncanny Episcopal priest. He helps Police Chief Kevin Garvey bury Patti. Hopefully, Eccleston will be allowed to shine brighter next season. He could carry the show, don’t you know. And I’m not just saying that as a Doctor Who fan.

Kevin doesn’t believe in God, but Matt encourages him to read from the Bible for his own sake. As Patti’s corpse lay still, Kevin reads a passage from the Book of Job. In this passage, Job is speaking of God. Job’s children are dead, his wealth is lost, and his friends mock him.

But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.

When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.

I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store.

That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.

God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.

Job 23: 8-17 NIV
Do not be afraid of men for, indeed, God does whatever he pleases.

If the Islamic State (IS) is dreaming of biological weapons of mass destruction, a military solution with American troops on the ground is not an effective solution. Are we ready as a nation to commit to a 20 year occupation?

What is evil?

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden recently warned that the Ebola outbreak is spiraling out of control in West Africa and may become an endemic. It is likely to reach the U.S. within weeks – but there is no good reason to imagine that it will kill thousands in the U.S.


What could be more scary than that? The CDC is suggesting that ebola virus could be spreading via sexual intercourse.
“I can’t help but wonder if we are in the last hours.”

Franklin Graham, son of the Christian evangelical minister, Billy Graham, of Samaritan’s Purse wonders whether or not news coming out of the Middle East is a sign of the end times, but the mainstream media is ignoring Franklin for better or worse. Meanwhile, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, warned that we are close to a “point of no return” in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. In recent cease fire negotiations, Hamas made stupid and childish demands that Israel provide it (fund and build) an airport and sea port in Gaza.

More about blog soup

For better or worse, curation, conversation, intelligence, humanity, curiosity, intense value and cunning are at the heart of social. If you can’t bring three out of seven, social is going to be a casual experience for you. Blog Soup is a exercise in both social savvy and social media DOH. You can learn from it. You are free to imitate the format and steal the title for your own purposes and ambitions. Hat tips to me would be appreciated but they are not necessary. The words in my blog soup are copyright by me. Just email me if you want to use my blog soup on your own blog.
Feel free to recommend a post or other kind of illuminating share to me. For inclusion in my blog soup. Do not recommend your own stuff unless you are doing awesome, epic or legendary things that will amaze me. Or if no one knows who you are AND you have important ideas to share with the world. Because I do have a heart. My email is stan.faryna@gmail.com.



5 Responses to #BlogSoup 09.09.14 @wonderoftech @Nisha360 @MattoMcFly @startyournovel @emmasuzieq @geekyantics

  1. nisha360 says:

    thanks for the mention and comment on my blog Stan.

  2. Yogizilla says:

    Like my soup lumpy and hearty. This has satisfied my palette, bud. 8)

  3. Thanks for the shoutout, Stan, and for your wonderful comment at The Wonder of Tech. I’m glad you enjoyed the article and were pleasantly surprised at the impact you’re having on Twitter!

    I will have to check out The Survivor Journals. That combines two of my favorite things: zombie stories and podcasts. Brilliant.

    And, speaking of brilliant, I will be checking out John Magnet Bell’s and Nisha’s articles as well!

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