How to Follow Living Sensical Content
This isn’t an easy thing to do. Best choice is to sign up for emails. Because I don’t do “social” media. (see below for the reason why…)
Email Notices You Can Receive
The best way is to opt-in to our mailing list – that link on the side where you get a free book. Sensible and interesting e-mails sent out every week. And I personally answer all your replies. (The polite ones, anyway.)
Otherwise, you can sign up for New Book Releases. These come out every week, based what has been published that week. Short, sweet, don’t take up your time if you aren’t looking for a book like that.
When you buy a book through this site, you automatically sign up as a book buyer – where I send you discounts and pre-release information about new books coming out. But I mostly send you helpful tips on living life better.
The Problem with “News” and “Social” media – an Explanation By the Chief Editor
It’s a little difficult to find where we interact on “social media”. Since I’ve been telling people for years that social media is a waste of good writing and publishing time.
I used to curate to social media. Still do, although it’s changed. Right now I simply put everything to Parler – as long as they keep behaving and not censuring or filling my small smartphone screen up with ads.
Why News Media Isn’t Worth Your Time
The problem with news is that its not fact-based. Journalists are trained to have two interviewed and a short intro on every video they produce. Those two “talking heads” don’t even have to know what they are talking about, or tell what happened first hand. They just have to say something on topic.
The corporate media isn’t trusted these days as their “reporting” is slanted toward their own biases. Most of the accurate, fact-based reporting is done by independent operations. They aren’t picked up by local broadcast TV franchises who have to carry their news to get their ad-sponsored “entertainment.”
But they tell you facts you can verify for yourself. There are no “anonymous sources” or “top officials speaking off the record” – which are two phrases that say “we just made this up.” If you can’t verify a fact, then it’s useless data.
Why Social Media Isn’t Worth Your Time
By reports and tests (notably Tim Grahl and Reedsy) social media sells hardly any books, if at all. It can’t even get them given away. Seriously.
Meanwhile, you have to spend hours “interacting” with people to “maintain your presence”. You have to ask yourself, “How many words could I have written? Or could a get some revising done, or proofing, or publish to some additional sales outlets?”
So I don’t “interact” any social media. Not Twitter, or Instagram, or Pinterest. Facebook and Google only want your private information to sell their ads. LinkedIn is for business people who can do that at work (instead of…) If we do have a “presence” on any of these. It’s all auto-syndicated content. Like the local TV stations do.
(If you want real human interaction, leave a comment below or email me.)
So we don’t spend time getting “followers”. This goes double for paying attention to “influencers”. (According different studies found online, somewhere over 50% of all followers on Twitter are bots.) Meanwhile, the amount of people actually receiving any social posts through Twitter or Facebook is down to about 1 or 2 percent of actual followers.
What I do and recommend is for you to find and follow useful sources of information and entertainment that you can use to improve your life.
Simplest way to do this is to get something called an “RSS feed reader” so you can keep up with their blog posts, and curate the best stuff so you can find it later.
Right now, I use Parler to aggregate news sources for me.
If you’ve found the information here valuable, then use the links above and elsewhere on this site. These are where you can get this information funneled to you.
Just don’t expect any cute cat pictures or trollish comments about politicians (as much as I’m tempted.)