Welcome to my new lifestyles blog. This is my online journal, a place where I share my photographs and random notes on anything that catches my interest -- inspirational quotes, books I'm reading, cool shoes, political musings, family updates, my latest gardening projects, souvenirs from my travels, and just about anything I'd post on Facebook if I were on Facebook. ~Cindy La Ferle
As a lifestyles columnist, I’ve been concerned about new research on how social media use impacts our mental health, productivity, and well-being. I’m also watching new developments in social media copyright and privacy issues.
Which is part of the reason I decided to create this personal blog. I like to think of it as an online journal, a place where I can post pretty much anything I’d share with good friends if I were still using Facebook. I’ll continue to use Cindy La Ferle’s Home Office strictly as a professional resume and for writing workshop announcements. This is where I post short essays and notes on what I've been doing or thinking lately. Or, sometimes I simply share one of my photos with a thought-provoking quote, and let you interpret the post any way you like. (Some of you have asked if you can share the posts on Facebook. You'll find social media tabs at the end of each post.) The advantage of keeping a personal blog, in my view, is that you can choose to bookmark or subscribe to it — or you can ignore it. In other words, there's no pressure to follow, read, or comment on my content. I don't keep track of subscriptions.
In any event, I always enjoy hearing from you. Thanks so much for visiting!