by Madeline Laughs
Today I am reminded of humankind and the joy of living in a society where we are free to discover our worth and to share our thoughts, feelings and ideas with our neighbors. I am also humbled and saddened by the presence of war and unrest in other parts of the world and wish to reach my arms around the planet to embrace the lonely, the orphaned and the lost.
This week I have spent some time in a military town surrounded by men and women in fatigues going about their daily lives here stateside at the market, pumping gasoline, shopping for toys. And every time One passed close enough to brush against me I could feel the thousands that are still fighting, the ones that have passed on and the ones that wait to be deployed. These soldiers are my neighbors, they are my people. Continue reading
For the past three years we have operated a fanpage on Facebook. Mainly we posted links to our own new posts, but not much else. This year we experimented with something a little different and our fan base increased a little and fan participation increased. It’s an experiment and one we haven’t put a lot of time into, but definitely see that it bears attention.
So instead of always promoting ourselves, from now on we’ve decided to promote writers we read and enjoy!
Starting tomorrow we will be featuring a blog post from each of the following writers. This post will contain a direct link to the blog and the article we feature so you can easily go and have a look yourself. Also find their post on the Spread Information fanpage on Facebook and show your support with a Like, or two.
We will notify each blogger as their posts go up on the page and hopefully they will even stop by and add a comment, or two, themselves.
We hope you enjoy our picks for this week as much as we do!
My Daily Minefield
One Hot Mess(age)
The Whole Hurly Burly
In the Net!
Look for each of these featured blogs on the Spread Information fanpage and give them your love and respect by opening your hearts to their prose and their thoughts.
Next week we’ll do this again!! Stay tuned!!
When you share your truth with someone and their response to your truth is “You don’t know what you’re saying!”
Look them squarely in the eye and tell them that yes, you do know what you’re saying. It’s just that what you’re saying is something they don’t want to hear.
All others, discard.
by Madeline Laughs
This comes to us from Pierce the Darkness. Link to them on Facebook to learn more about the Smear Campaign, who does this and how to recover from one.
Smear Campaigns 101.
Distortion and smear campaigns are attempts to control a target by using social manipulation and proxy recruitment to attack and discredit a targets reputation, character and credibility. These campaigns change the perception of a group rather than just an individual, as is the case in gaslighting. Continue reading