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2014: Expanding My Social Media Platform

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I finally took my daughter's advice. I created my first board on  Pinterest ( www.Pinterest.com ). This social media platform serves a personalized file for media content and the content of others. Users save individual pins to one of their own boards using the "Pin It" button. Pinboards are organized by a central topic or theme. Users personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members. The users "pin feed" displays unique, personalized results. (Wikipedia   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest ) Many writers may feel this activity is a waste of time. The exercise of creating a board and selecting my areas of interests became a springboard (I love that word) to multiple uses and ideas on how to maximized my Pinterest experience. First, I had to stop and think what did I want to use this tool for me personally. My daughter's words rang true in my mind, "Mom, it help you organize y

May: Remember Mom

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Mom and Me © She was my touchstone,  My shoulder to lean on,  A lap to sit. As a child I would play, Running in my world with joy and abandon, Knowing that mom would always be there. Mom and me, Mom and me, Forever I thought we would be. Life goes by quickly. It fools you.  You think all remains the same. I thought that Mom and me were forever. In the kitchen we planned The cookies we baked. There I sat on the counter space Pouring measured cups handed to me, Baking together, just Mom and me. Shopping for special dresses We would trudge. The dress suited for both Mom and me. It didn’t matter if it took the entire day, Or ran into a week, the dress had to be perfect, For Mom and me. Sitting at the table Discussing the holiday menu, The food had to be festive, joyful, and plenty. There had to be the annual specialties Prepared by Mom and me. Tablecloths and napkins ironed, China and crystal tak