Yes, I’m gullible and too trusting

Except when it falls within my home or family, I’m the atypical Momma Bear. I go on counter attack long before reactionary defence.

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

Social Media can fill a void,

trust me: I know.

Forming connections across the universe

One can truly attract their tribe simply by their vibe. What starts out from spying on your kids when they were in their teens.

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

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.

Tech can make life easier

Like most yuppies, I’m comfortable with technology but not a bear about privacy

I can consume many minutes gliding across recipes. Most of my best made recipes are still handwritten on lined index cards from the 1980s onward. Even a few interpretations of “a little of this and you can tell how much by adding that” shared by my mom. Grateful for the others from friends after sampling their cuisine.
I’m starting to get more on board with using APPs out of convenience. I use Pinterest as my online repository of data: a virtual filing cabinet of ideas, images, beautiful art & photography, recipes, decorating, gardening.
However, I have stopped myself from getting an APP once I’ve read the PRIVACY disclaimer: I am willing to grant access to storing information by me on Google because it allows technology, algorithms and personalized preferences that help me find something I’m looking for.
How companies are generating revenue online is full of mystery: unlike radio or television who readily share advertising in full transparency. Even magazines and newsprint must display Advertorial” or indicate “paid advertising”.

Readership or viewer audience or audio range are and have been tracked for decades: nobody can pick a number out of thin air.
I’ve had the same cell number since I got my first cellular telephone the size of a small brick, long before smartphones and tablets. It was part of my career in magazine advertising and digital print sales. (Started by a forward thinking executive in publications who recognized the efficiency it would bring, to clients forwarding their print ready digital files for critical documents regardless of where in the world they’d end up, regardless of size from architects, engineers or design firms.
Next up: recipes
Like contacts, somethings gotta give. I have contacts in three places:
  1. Address Book (hand written)
  1. Smartphone
  2. Online based on email or profiles or APPs
Thus, I’m on the hunt to combine my recipes and look for new ones in a snap. I’m fine with contacts being protected from shysters who trick you into clicking or not paying close attention to privacy rules when you use various sites.
I’m fine with algorithms (computer generated numbers manipulated into conveying insights, habits, etc.). That’s because I’m aware and being more observant. There is no need to develop paranoia or develop hysteria over anything that may not apply to me or I’ve become more attentive.
I’ve used a variety of methods to flag where mail is coming from: companies can buy addresses for direct mail marketing. Or, is the information from a provider.
Nevertheless, I will look for APPs that don’t use my information to create their own new revenue streams. I will continue to read PRIVACY statements by those who have my business and won’t sweat from the trusted ones who use my data to give me a better experience or help me find things faster, even customized keeping my own unique taste.
The conversations will continue, I just look forward to less ALARMS.
I have filed the following under “APPS 2 try” Notebook feature on iPad in case I don’t find one that’s free.

itunes.apple.com/ca/story/

IDEA:

Some offer grocery listing with recipes…. Loblaws or Sobeys should marry these with shopping and delivery to provide value and stray away from strictly based on price.

I’ll go see if they’ve sharpened up.

PRIVACY matters

Read first:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gdpr-the-law-that-lets-europe-take-back-their-data-from-big-tech-companies-60-minutes/

We should heed the value others are pioneering for us by considering the same path in Canada…. also the natural path that would solidify as the disruptive instigating required in Canada. I would love to chair an initiative that examines what data is being given away without realizing it or frozen from the exerburant force that forces fear from being online, facing a more daunting loneliness because you isolate yourself outta fear. The resulting research would be incorporated into a report for the Prime Minister’s office, today being Justin Trudeau …..

to be continued

Donating fuels the soul while satisfies the need to give

I’ve donated at least 8 orange bags full of clothes and countless pairs of shoes or sandals to @ValuVillage and haven’t gone thru my boots closet yet …. its hard work downsizing my closet as a clothes/shoes/purses/accessories and I’m barely halfway >> the curse of a fashionista fighting erupts 50s > in the headspace of counting down to official retirement or dedication to painting and writing Yuppy FT.

I’d love to find 1 or 2 great clients with high quality goals to create elegant websites and #SocialMedia … if you know of anyone looking for this> remotely would work well with keeping an eye on my #HunksterHubster as he continues his long recovery journey after surviving a #brainaneurysm last Feb2018. I’m passionate about being an advocate for Caregivers because Canada drops the ball in this important area needing better financial assistance and resources for long term caregivers after insurance benefits payments decrease to only 55% income is ludicrous when you factor the amount of therapy, specialists, tests, doctors, is required to attend them. p.s. brain injury automatically suspends driving license > and so many other things I didn’t know nor prepared for.

My Millennial children are working full time, attending university FT+working (even after parents had Educational Plans as they were born, who relies on scholarships and working 1+FT to survive. Then again, writing and educating others while sharing online (social media) could attract a sponsor for my websites or monetary brand ambassador income .. or benefits could be bartering services so no money changes hands…

I’d settle on being the Queen of something

Sir BUDDY:  My sidekick and assistant 



In a meandering mood, without any particular destination in mind, online, of course.  Definitely, with some great mood selections from my really cool playlists [ I say myself attesting to the many hours I categorized my iTunes music library in a mood setting and that means both from where I physically am to where I am continually striving for better moods.

When one is struggling with depression, it means that they are likely grasping for safety nets of positive inspiration or motivation.  Giving back.  Giving what one knows or has sharing honest advice based on one’s own unique perspective in whatever that may represent:  as a person (wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, aunt, outlaw or in-law I may be.  

Buddy avoided a younger dog-sibling by the masterful decree by HH that I could NOT adopt a dog



I’ve discovered a new identity emerging from the wisp and whoosh of inspiration that glimmers across one’s screen.  Maybe I’ve been hovering in a lot of different areas, appearing scattered, however, there is still consistency from my original vision/mission statement:  “To help others go from average to REMARKABLE”.  I see that slogan here and there.  Maybe I can do that creatively, who knows.

But wandering around, I saw posts and what felt like a flurry of activity from FACEBOOK ~ wow, who’s radar did I get on now?  Or is the merge between KRED and EMPIRE really trying to outdo the other battle of supremacy on leading edge Artificial Intelligence by throwing more and more things across your computer screen, daring you to click on what they’ve carefully selected you to view.




I hope it doesn’t mean that we’re closer to a Brave New World (was that the one I read in Grade 12 English about mind control, big brother?) ~ will have to fact check.  My growing list of fact checking is getting annoying.  I’d rather write than check facts, something that I would spend hours doing when I first began blogging as optioneerJM seven years ago.



I’m amazed at the craftiness of Facebook tempting me with MEMORIES and growing that part of AI which is another way of saying Automated Internet …. what you do, where you click, how often you click is being captured for your entertainment or knowledge value, which ever your behavior predicts that you have a tendency to go to or click on.

Regardless, I firmly plan my crown upon my head as the official new dear abby of online.  Why?  It’s fun and it seems to help people and more questions keep coming for me to answer with more people viewing my answers daily.  Although sales was my first forage on to the social media spectrum, social media certainly follow in a natural graduation.  Now I am being invited to try products and be beta first responders/testers.  It’s all very cool.  However, nothing I do online makes any money.  The pathetic truth that it is.



My gauntlet is tossed.  I challenge 2018 to bring me compensation so that I can continue to create:  both painted images or written thought.  Well enough to quit a full time job since it requires around the clock, if not attention, connected.  If I get a little more honest by evaluating my own numbers (I gush at the thought to play around with them) ………… if Dear Abby it is, then voila a Queen of Advice can be born.



I will be re-posting on my other blogs.  The goal is to create images that portray the mood or character of my blog, then create a page that it all blends and compliments each other.  That is a big TO DO/GET’R’DONE for 2018 I don’t know what does?  Suggestions welcome.

Nevertheless or irregardless as his highness would say (as crowned from the Hunkster Hubster to His Highness or HH starting in the countdown to 2018.)  The following advice has gotten traction on Quora.



Whatayaknow
Is what you know.  You know what you know.  You answer with your best face forward with integrity and honesty to strengthen your resolve:  questions posed by anyone and everyone, then voted by anyone, and the tricksters or smartsters at Quora are putting more answers forward to you answer.  So much so, you can start to distinguish the ones from genuine users with profiles and others suggested by Quora.  Quora is telling me what answers and how I answer some questions is well received, therefore, they are now padding my ANSWERS banner with a sprinkling or mixture of both.

Here is an example on the traction and reaction from 23 hours ago:

Jeannette Marshall
Jeannette Marshall, a mother, a wife, an employee, a manager, an executive, an entrepreneur

Honestly?

Well I want to be a Queen, princess at the very least. With it the responsibility of always being fashionably dressed, impeccable coif, an assistant, a butler, a maid, a financier, at the very least. People curtsy or bowing upon meeting. I would wear gloves to avoid germs, dirt, disease.
I am financially reliable since I can provide my own tiara, having a selection of a few.
I am humble, I try to help others without any monetary reward. Although, treasuring honesty, admit that I salvitate at the thought of compensation from people reading my gripes, quips, tips, trips posts.
I am truly sorry!
I got sidetracked, totally disregarding the question. I apologize. Oopsie.
Simply?
Go to the Nobel website and determine under which category you feel more aligned with: peace, literature, for examples, then study who have been the most recent recipients that you more closely identify with: can adopt a believable adaptation of anyone of them by providing the skill and talent to stand beside them. Then I’d say:
Go for it!
Who is anyone that could contradict YOU?
YOU are the ONLY person in lives in that house: your brain, body.

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