Remember when we used to wait by the phone to ring or when we checked our answering machines when we got home, in anticipation of a special phone call? We relished the communication and our hearts skipped a beat when we heard the person’s voice. Now, it’s Facebook. Or Twitter. We get a ping. Or … More Has technology made us lazier communicators?
What’s not in the cards, you ask? Proper sentiments. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, or maybe I remember a time when greeting cards expressed the perfect sentiment. These days, however, many cards have become downright insulting. Jokes about getting old, watching your weight…whatever happened to simple sentiments – short and sweet greetings that get … More It’s not in the cards
If there’s one form of communication that people bitch about, it’s email. Messages flood our inbox and reading each one can be time-consuming, yet alone responding to them. Before you know it, you have one big email chain. With such a large volume of messages, how do you ensure that yours get read? It’s all … More The art of email writing
Apologies for the lack of blog posts in recent weeks. I recently took on an exciting long-term editorial assignment so I’ve been happily busy amid scores of print and digital copy. Unlike many of my other freelance writing gigs, this job requires me to work in an office, putting me back into the 9-5 commuter … More A lesson in commuting etiquette