It’s Friday. Doesn’t matter which one.

Fridays, I’ve come to realize, should be for catching up with those you meant to call/text and relaxing, doing what you want. If you do that, you’ll find Fridays to be your most productive day and most certainly your most enjoyable.

It is a day we look forward to because it’s the end of the work week. Anyone who spends time on the internet knows that’s not true. Therefore, we’ve lost our play day, our Casual Friday of yesteryear.

I say we take our Friday back. We own our lives now more than at any other time but if we’re spending that much time on the internet running our businesses, we don’t have weekends.  So, shall we take it back?

Things you can do to #TakeBackFriday

Things you can do to #TakeBackFriday Click To Tweet

— Dress as if you are going out where you’ll want to look nice.
— Go out to a location where it would be good to be seen.
— Listen to your favorite music – many do this already but don’t really listen. Yes, pay the bills, write those notes, schedule those meetings but do it while listening to beautiful music.

An Example of Mine:
— Delay answering emails or texts until after 3:00 pm. Nobody will die.
— Take an unscheduled walk to somewhere you’ve never been. Yup, just get up and go.
— Bake bread – I would love that … something I had to kneed removing the frustration of the week and enjoy the wonderful smell of baking.

Now it’s your turn. Choose something that you’ve been wanting to do and go do it. After all, Today is Your Day, Friday … all day long, yours.


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Ever Wonder What I Do All Day?

Well, not actually all day but during the User2UserLive! meeting every morning we gather to check out our equipment, ask questions about something we’re working on and are stuck for some reason – we show up for help and to solve problems.

This particular day Richard – bottom of the monitor had a new phone and we were testing.  Wondering if my phone would do it, I chimed in.  Andrew – upper left, owner and moderator of the Google Community doesn’t have the problem so he poses as Richard and I experiment and discuss.

And, yes, we did figure it out.  With good fun, great friends and excellent detective work, we know something now that we didn’t know when we logged in to the U2U Zoom meeting.  

Yes, Zoom.  A platform we use to meet online and learn.  Want to know more.  Ask me.  Better yet, join the U2U Community and learn about everything we talk about. 😀  It is a public community so anyone can join but you must request to enter and complete a form.  Worth it!

Check out the Welcome Video for the Community with Michael Daniels.

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An Honest Opinion – Flicker SmugMug Combo

Tara Hunt was one of my first exposures to social media.  At the time, my mentor’s assignment was to read Tara’s book The Whuffie Factor published in 2009.  It was a terrific first look at social media and helped frame my direction toward sharing in the early days. 

The video below expresses Tara’s thoughts on what social media first was and what it has become.  Her hope is that it might, once again, become real with SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr.  It is my hope too.

Find out more about Tara at Truly Social – Tara and subscribe to her videos on her YouTube Channel

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Big Budget Music Soundtrack

If you’ve never watched or listened to music being composed for a movie soundtrack – watch this video. Is there a move? No, but you think there must be, somewhere, just waiting for this original composition.

The Ebb and Flow of the talented Terry Leigh Britton’s imagination are soothing, dramatic, uplifting, toe-tapping and simply beautiful as he expresses himself in each section of this work of art.

Share it with your friends as you have it playing in the background at your next dinner party. Listen as you work through that difficult spreadsheet (my favorite) or when you need to compose a difficult but loving letter to a friend who’s just experienced a loss. This music will support all these times when you need it.

Watching the Maestro compose on the spot without formal preparation is magical.  

If you enjoy Terry’s music, Subscribe to his YouTube Channel and click the notification bell so you’ll be notified of any new recordings.  

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The Reckoning of Social Media – Facebook – *Technically Speaking

You really want to watch this.  

*Technically Speaking aka Greg and Scott are two of my favorite sage advisers regarding tech and how it works. 

The social side of social media has gone awry. Be aware of who has your personal information and how they are using it! Click To Tweet

Watch and learn.  Subscribe to *Technically Speaking on YouTube, click the notification bell to catch all their updates.  That really is a no-brainer so do it now before you forget.

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