Sharing is Caring on Facebook

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  Have you ever shared something that you thought was really amazing and then nobody commented or "Liked" it. Have you wondered why? That was pretty funny! I know that Suzie and Joe will think that is so them! I know they are on Facebook now. Why are they not seeing this amazing thing that I posted? They must hate me or maybe I'm blocked or I'm sure it's for a stupid reason. Well Suzie and Joe probably can't SEE that amazing meme or recipe for getting rid of bunions. The reason and simple and I'm here to help you to figure it out. Facebook offers us different ways of sharing things with our friends: Public: Anyone and their dog can see it. If someone Goggles your name and your posts are public, they can read them. They don't have to be friends with you to see it. Public is a great way to share an event, fundraiser, etc with your EVERYONE! If you ever make something public, remember to change the settings back on your next post. Friends: My friend's can see the post. If I tag a … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Bernie’s Big Birthday Bash

Starting on the left side, Tammi, Jenny, Lyn, Mandy around the right side, Cheryl, Cathie, Anne and Michele

One of the things I miss by living in Montana are birthday parties with girlfriends. Roy does he best every year to do something special for me. However, the girl in me wants to have a party with a group of friends. That is something that has not been possible since I have moved to Montana. Jenny decided if she was going to fly me home for my birthday, by God I was going to have a party too. She sent messages to my girlfriends inviting them to one of my favorite restaurants on my birthday. I told her that if anyone asked if they needed to bring a gift, tell them no. I didn't need gifts, having everyone come out to celebrate my birthday was gift enough. The plan was to meet at 6pm at one of my favorite restaurants for dinner.  A lovely unexpected surprise was extra people at the party. An old friend, who I have not seen in years, read about the party on Facebook. She told another friend that she would like to go, the more the merrier! I'm so glad she did that. With something like … [Read more...]

~Bernie

You Gotta Have Friends

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  When I decided to do the casting call for The Biggest Loser, I didn't announce it on my Facebook page. I wasn't going to blog about it. I told a select few on a need to know basis. This was something I was doing for me.  In some ways I wanted to keep it private. I didn't want to answer questions about it. I didn't really want to explain anything. I just wanted to go try out and see what happens. I stumbled on, The Biggest Loser Casting Facebook page, while I was poking about all things Biggest Loser. I lurked on the page for a bit. People would ask questions about the casting process, people would share their videos and and general chat about being heavy and so on. The one thing that really struck me was how friendly most people were. The same question could be asked again and again, but someone was always willing to help out. They were all being so encouraging. There were the odd posts of, "pick me! pick my friend!" I just overlooked those. I don't think that the casting … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Facebook Parenting:For the Troubled Teen

http://youtu.be/kl1ujzRidmU I stumbled on this when looking for something else. Warning: It does have a couple mild swear words in the video. Its a bit long but so worth the watch. A dad found a post on his daughter's Facebook wall. A note using swear words about how "hard" her life is. Her dad works in IT and found it. He reads her note, responds to it and finally kills her laptop. He posted this video on her Facebook wall. I don't have kids, but I think this is amazing. Go Dad Go! … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Manic Monday

I just thought this was a fun picture from The Graphics Fairy

This morning I woke up at 5:30am. I was itching to get the questions for Meet Me on Monday and comment on blogs. Seems easy enough. There was no Meet Me on Monday this week. That means I have to be clever on my own. Ugggg. As of Friday, I lost my clever.I'm not sure its it because I was having a lazy weekend. If it was due to Mother's Day and I felt a bit melancholy. Perhaps it was because we have not had anything fun or clever happen here at the Bernie Ranch. Whatever it is, I'm in a rut. I did get a Faceboook page up and running. I have a snazzy button you can click and be my friend. You want t. Go ahead do it. It will make you feel good. Well I don't know if it will make you feel good, it just sounds good. I'm not sure that I'm going to do with the Facebook page yet. I plan on sharing blog posts of people who I enjoy and want to pimp. It would be a good place to blurt something out without having to do a full blog post. Maybe ask blogging questions, so those more clever than … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Meet Me On Monday

Java over at Never Growing Old has a fun blog hop on Mondays. She asks five questions and you answer them as a post on your blog. Then head on over to her blog to add your blog to the hop. Feel free to leave me a comment and share your answers. Have a great Monday! 1.  What will your Christmas dinner consist of? Not a clue in hell. Christmas Eve will be appetizers and wild rice soup. Its a tradition that my family has had for years. Cheese and Crackers Shrimp VIPS Bar b que meatballs Not sure what else Wild Rice Soup   2.  Do you watch commercials or flip through the channels? I tend to read during commercials. The Mr. is a flipper. 3.  How long will you leave your Christmas decorations up? We never got around to putting any up this year. We are happy to just have our baking and most of our shopping done. I do love my ballerina cow we bought this year. 4.  What movie makes you cry every time you watch it?  There are two answers for this. One is the movie, … [Read more...]

~Bernie