Is your blog mobile friendly?
If you are always working from your desktop or laptop posting blog posts have you ever checked to see how your blog looks on a cell phone?
Some of the themes you choose may have done the work for you but it is always good to see for yourself. Here is a free tool by Google that allows you to run a short test.
Are you playing Wordle yet? I have not tried to play yet but I am in the same admiration for all who do play this popular game as I am for those who do crossword puzzles. Why? Because they are charging up their brains every day. Actually I am convinced that it is a genius more for Baby Boomers.
Thought I would share this article from CNET.
Also, if anyone is blogging about this game changing phenomenal please post in the comments.
I am half-way through listening to this insightful video report on digital trends for 2022. At the very beginning it explains why some of our blog posts may not be showing up well in Google. Guess what, it has nothing to do with our breath.
View this eye-opening video now on digital trends for 2022.
Is there a DYFS organization for neglected blogs? DYFS stands for Division of Youth and Family Services. The provide intervention for children that are neglected plus more.
So, my idea is to create a group that will help neglected blogs. So, the name I came up with so far is HTBB. Which means, Help This Blogging Boomer.
Now, I am going to be completely honest with you. Someone should call HTBB on me right now. I mean if my neighbors knew they could call this group for intervention because I have neglected some of my blogs.
The question is should HTTB put them under someone elses care for a while? Should I get help to maintain, sustain and entertain them? Frankly, I know I am not alone so I am on a mission.
Since I am the founder of HTTB I am seeking volunteers to help me help other baby boomer bloggers. How?
First we will start with ourselves.
Look at all your blogs and note the last time you created a post. Be bold and post the answer, with the name of the blogs, as a comment. Ok, here is transparency, I promise to tell you, as part of my own therapy, before the end of the week.
Are you up for the challenge?
Starting yesterday, I am getting up from this computer every hour.
This is not the kind of change I need! How about you?
Guest blogger, Sarah Scafford has a great article on one of our blogs. You can check it out here.
I am stretching my neck now.
As I have shared earlier both Ray and I know about some of the health issues related to lonnnnng computer stays and poor ergonomics! Well, I just found out that Jeanette Cates has a powerful ebook on the subject. So besides getting it myself I am also sharing it with my fellow boomers.
Get your copy of Healthy Computing Today!!! It will cost a whole lot less than physical Therapy.
I located a directory of ergonomic consultant. If you visit this link you will be able to specify a location and find a consultant that will come to your home office. I plan to find someone to come to my office for an evaluation of my workstation. You can also call a local college or university to see if they have industrial hygienists that will be able to assist you. Although I have read material and made changes I am convinced that like Rhea and Cecelia have indicated it just makes sense if we are going to be bloggers.
But there are some things I can keep doing now and that is keep my posture good and get up stretch , walk around and dance when stressed.(smile) Hey, if I do that with each stressful moment I could lose weight.
No, I am not just talking about the frustrations you can get trying to figure stuff out. But I am talking about the money and time spent with massages and physical therapists working on my NECK. I found that I can prevent so much my self.
A yoga class has increased my awareness about tuning in to my body. So when I am intense and focused on my computer screen my neck moves forward. My shoulder blades try to introduce themselves to each other and all my tensions have a networking party in my neck.
What Can I Do?
- I must do neck stretches even while at the computer.
- I must get up and stretch my whole body about every hour.
- I should not multi-task as much (Not a boomer thing)
- I should do deep breaths.
- I do walk away when things are too much to figure out.
Have I arrived yet? No, right now I have that one-sided pain in the neck and headache soooo I am going to get up, stretch, do another task besides phone work , paper work, or presentation work. I am going to put on some music and do the boomer blogging dance.
Bummer, Ray is not here to join me so it is ok to have my own blogging dance performance.
Does anyone remember the funky chicken? “Get on the good foot?” or some great gospel will work.
What’s your favorate de-stressing boomer music to move by?