Yes, I’m gullible and too trusting

I’ve heard this by my youngest daughter many times.

I’ll accept that. I do like to give people the benefit of the doubt except when they accumulate and escalate as I become frustrated and communicate the ability to want to improve or change — of which entertains my husband who likes to watch when it happens, just missing the popcorn. That is when it falls within my home or family, I’m the atypical Momma Bear. I go on counter attack long before reactionary defence is needed: except the recipient perhaps.

I take and make my own photos
#OscarThePug

Ruffled feathers usually result.

It is my opinion, the guiltiest party goes on the aggressive offensive: often expressing the need to be more aggressive to grind you down, widdle your confidence away, causes fear of repercussions that lately are described as “Bullying”.

Acrylic painted styrofoam
Original art by blog author – Jeannette Marshall @optioneerJM

Let’s talk about coming out. A new kind.

Force culprits, coconspirators, and creeps be identified online or forced into admitting indiscretions when and from which organization, on who’s watch, discovered by what microscopic media journalists or whistle blown where?

Something Yuppies had to figure out: eventually bad things will catch up with you eventually, just being a matter of when. You can control your own reputation by awareness of your vibe or who is among your crew that develops your vibe.

Painted by me: unfinished
Created by Jeannette Marshall (c) 2018

I’ve been a student of demographics since the #mid80s paying attention AND experiencing life at the bleeding edge: living life boldly full with optimism which often was misunderstood as confidence and sometimes cockiness.

I know of what I speak

Who said that?

Our tribe of aging Yuppies: facing obstacles we should be tough enough you’d expect by now.

I don’t know, I only have a hunch since I became a Yuppy by the mid-eighties (80s) starting the road of optimism mashed.

Optimism Mashed?

Using lingo I grew up with is a pretty indicative Yuppy vibe. It’s not like we’re singing “Glory Days” as our elder Baby Boomer idol or sibling (sometimes both) tends to.

Survivor, survivor, Survivor

What other decade or demographic generation had the theme of survivor?

Some would say our War Era parents preceding the Baby Boomers. Think again:

A survival song?

A musical group or rock band.

Best Sellers that carry Survival themes.

Feel free to comment with your answers.

Social Media can fill a void, trust me: I know. Accessible 24X7/365 days a year. Forming connections across the universe with people that share the same vibe

One can truly attract their tribe simply by their vibe. What starts out as a way to spy on your kids when they were in their teens and keep track of virtually.

Gullible or skeptic? In my opinion, the opposite of gullibility is skepticism. One is where your brain, heart and soul are linked the second being distrustful, negative and impatient.

Naive and too trusting does not always mean gullible: a discussion AND argument I’ve had with my mom for probably all of my years.

What you like, comment on, share creates your vibe. It’s a measurement of honesty, transpar- ency and reflective of what you do online, who you mix with merely by a click, not a direct message, private message, hidden away behind the scenes.

An example of something I posted basically says what I do, what I like, what things I like, and who else agrees or has similar ideals, taste or opinions. It can be fleeting and needs consistency, regularity, personalized and becomes distinctive.

Oscar only relaxes to watch The Ellen Show weekdays with dogmum while papabear naps: Definition of peace “ ⁦@TheEllenShow⁩ ~who recognizes average people doing remarkable things.” #MentalHealth #OscarThePug #PositiveVibes

Where your opinion matters: Book Reviews

 

Creating a tribe within interests you have is a clever way of growing your following on Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, for example, or virtually bookmarking on Pinterest or following a hashtag on Instagram that tends to lead you down the path of your own interests.

I like reading, so this was an easy spot to be. There are great sites that help you not just post your own personalized review, but also, recommend other books by similar author(s) or genres, based on what you mark as read and how you rated it.

Long before Good Reads, I was a devotee of AMAZON because of its best sellers and also its “if you like this, you may like that” similar model adopted by Apple on iTunes and its APP store.

PRIVACY:

A theme I’ve had lately, having this sort of knowledge shown, shared, and willingly given is a WIN-WIN: you can attract new followers who may follow you everywhere else.

The following was a book review posted on AMAZON earlier this evening:

 

HER HONOR
It was as though the author is sorting out the main character for consideration later on for a series ….. I felt he was doing a hard sell for us to like the main character, her honor. There was a little over zealous portrayal of a good ole boys network missing out on corruption, power …… they weren’t evil villains or compelling enough to care. The key figure in the background was boring or stereotypical. Maybe I didn’t get it as smoothly because there were too many subplots competing with each other, taking extra effort to keep who’s who straight. Not smooth at all. The idea and basis had my commitment to finish without any really climax or suspenseful conclusion with a high degree of predictability. Nice try.

Growing your tribe

Growing your online tribe is a lot different than your IRL sphere of influence.

IRL: basically an acronym for: “in real life” is something that should be adopted quickly.

It defines where we’re at: acceptance of outdated historical dialogue has become our reality in 2019.

Leapt into the diminishing days of this decade. 30 years ago I wasn’t just facing the lessening days of the 70s decade when I had recalled so much stuffed into a decade, I wasn’t necessarily on the front edge of the 80s and had some great misses (bad trends of the 80s I fortunately skimmed by without slowing down).

Visiting my brothers to celebrate New Years approx 2002

Keep your mind exercised and lively as you age

Created using the APP shown to me by @Apple that blends my own photos of my own art, blended together to VOILA!

Create your own happiness

Here we are again, us INBETWEENERs (neither Baby Boomer nor MILLENNIAL offspring) likely born between 1978 to 1961 – the dip in populations after Boomers, who likely were our older siblings, sharing war era parents who were sandwiched between the GREAT WAR (likely they had a sibling who served) and WORLD WAR II with the Great Depression nestled within their own childhood of having nothing, wanting for nothing by the circle of family protection, graduating into the workforce and working up the lady, over decades, who glided into stable sunset of retirement with the gold watch, mortgage free home, new vehicles like clockwork more likely a big truck to pull their 5th wheel over mountains, dusty roads, to find a lake to put up for the night and fish for a few times without deadlines or commitments other than that.

I can go on a tangent often, as I’ve done a lot of self work to discovery of what rocks my boat (not likely on open waters [WATCH “Adrift” on Netflix or on demand].

The new age Yuppy

I created the above image by blending a free APP from @Apple as I use my iPad more and more.

House bound more than usual, my coping go to is creativity: writing, painting, creating or capturing ideas on art, decorating, beautifying my home and garden as best as I can.

Try may be the operative word, multitasking with iPad while my soon-to-be failed attempt at watching “Easy Rider” Rob has fallen asleep to, with the remote control fisty-cuffed tightly in his grip. I may be the only forced retiree who has never seen the movie, still.

To write a blog is to formulate one consistent thought with information, sourcing and quotes to lend it credibility while technologically sending out microscopic feelers around the web to draw folks back to your website or blog.

Q: Is it better to have a website or use a blog service like the hugely popular +WordPress or powerful Alphabet|GOOGLE | BlogSpot platform.

A. I started out blogging after encouragement from inquiries on Linked IN sales groups where I answered questions on sales or shared my opinions, whereby the first gravitational pull came from folks who responded to my vibe and how I articulated words.

I decided on BlogSpot because logic told me if I want to write a blog, I wanted it to be on a reputable platform that had perfect brand recognition and powerful engines amassing information. No surprise, Alphabet, Google’s parent company spun from Google itself, is THE biggest/best/wealthiest company in the world: who all others aspire to be like or adopt ideas from …. keeping the rogue economy where people steal ideas and frame them as their own (my own early first hand experience of sharing ideas on LinkedIn where it was common for others to plagiarize other’s ideas.

That’s what got me started blogging

Pinpointing my own creativity and blooming ideas that can take different courses or multiple maps but fall under the idea of learning.

Social Media : adventure of learning

The reason I joined Twitter (20,000+ followers +2mil views) to use it as a tool to promote my blog or attract readers or subscribers. What I discovered was a cool tribe of adventurers and early adopters who discovered/created #hashtags :: the method to which singular ideas are linked or the ability to participate in conversations (very early hashtag chat on sales scheduled weekly which attracted a top crew of supporters and attendees).

POST TEXT with above image:

I created the above image by blending a free APP from @Apple as I use my iPad more and more.

House bound more than usual, my coping go to is creativity: writing, painting, creating or capturing ideas on art, decorating, beautifying my home and garden as best as I can.

Try may be the operative word, multitasking with iPad while my soon-to-be failed attempt at watching “Easy Rider” Rob has fallen asleep to, with the remote control fisty-cuffed tightly in his grip. I may be the only forced retiree who has never seen the movie, still.

To write a blog is to formulate one consistent thought with information, sourcing and quotes to lend it credibility while technologically sending out microscopic feelers around the web to draw folks back to your website or blog.

Q: Is it better to have a website or use a blog service like the hugely popular +WordPress or powerful Alphabet|GOOGLE | BlogSpot platform.

A. I started out blogging after encouragement from inquiries on Linked IN sales groups where I answered questions on sales or shared my opinions, whereby the first gravitational pull came from folks who responded to my vibe and how I articulated words.

I decided on BlogSpot because logic told me if I want to write a blog, I wanted it to be on a reputable platform that had perfect brand recognition and powerful engines amassing information. No surprise, Alphabet, Google’s parent company spun from Google itself, is THE biggest/best/wealthiest company in the world: who all others aspire to be like or adopt ideas from …. keeping the rogue economy where people steal ideas and frame them as their own (my own early first hand experience of sharing ideas on LinkedIn where it was common for others to plagiarize other’s ideas.

That’s what got me started blogging

Pinpointing my own creativity and blooming ideas that can take different courses or multiple maps but fall under the idea of learning.

Social Media : adventure of learning

The reason I joined Twitter (20,000+ followers +2mil views) to use it as a tool to promote my blog or attract readers or subscribers. What I discovered was a cool tribe of adventurers and early adopters who discovered/created #hashtags :: the method to which singular ideas are linked or the ability to participate in conversations (very early hashtag chat on sales scheduled weekly which attracted a top crew of supporters and attendees).

POST TEXT with image:

What a fun F-U-N app this is!! Great with my own art/illustrations. @damian_blunt from #Calgary inspired me to go beyond my iPad|iPhone on an adventure of discovery & endless curiosity that inspires creativity: #bravo ~ DO #follow this genius photographer << fuelled by #SocialMedia & virtual tribe of creative types who appreciate aesthetic value in graphics >> plus I need help for my website: http://www.graFX.online where I have a vision to create an online graphic arts, fine art or photography repository of tools, recommendations, royalty copyright of the best, based on THE best in the graphics art industry that drives technological solutions with that “IT” added value: artistic eye, writer, author, art director, Account Executive, with impeccable professionalism before fame #tribeofcreatives and likely influencers of some kind like educators + researchers|knowledge voyeurs curiosity impassioned souls.

….. to be continued