Technology

Twitter for Beginners, Or: If Your Twitter Feed Sucks, It’s Your Fault

The other day, someone on a forum I frequent was complaining about how difficult Twitter is. Every time they go on there, someone is arguing about politics! Or race! Or religion! It made them feel like they couldn’t even venture a comment without someone jumping down their throat. Twitter is awful! Er, no, you’re just… Continue reading Twitter for Beginners, Or: If Your Twitter Feed Sucks, It’s Your Fault

Comedy · Technology

How to Avoid Clickbait

Well, first of all, don’t click on articles like this. That is, of course, impossible. Clickbait is everywhere—on blogs, on respected news sites, on your friends’ Facebook feeds. Once the territory of newspaper headlines, it’s now the stuff of everyday life, and thousands of people spend their lives dreaming of that perfect clickbait headline. “She… Continue reading How to Avoid Clickbait

Novels · Publishing · Saint Flaherty Series · Technology

What Makes People Buy Books?

Ah, marketing. Can you believe that before my book came out last month, I was actually excited to give it a try? Marketing is, it turns out, a jerk. You wouldn’t think it’d be hard to sell eight hours of entertainment for literally less than the price of a cup of coffee, but alas, publishing… Continue reading What Makes People Buy Books?

Comedy · Technology · Writing

Smartphones Are For Idiots Like Us

I am not a technology person, so of course I married the sort of man who thinks a month-old phone is “a bit dated.” In some ways, this is perfect. I hate all things that require more set-up than plugging them in and pushing an “on” button, he positively revels in finding little bowls to… Continue reading Smartphones Are For Idiots Like Us

Games · Technology

Comedy and Assassinations: A Winning Video Game Combo

Last Friday, a package arrived in the mail! Actually, two packages. Husband asked me, “Did my thingy come?” I replied, “No, but two copies of Assassins Creed did.” He: “Two?” Me: “Two.” He: “Are you sure?” As I was literally holding them both in my hand at the time, I didn’t dignify that last remark.… Continue reading Comedy and Assassinations: A Winning Video Game Combo