Don’t Hate The Bad News

ShineonYou can probably finish this phrase: “What you give is what you ____.”

I think that’s largely true because we all agree it is, but that’s as metaphysical as I’m going to get in this post.

Recently I’ve had a few friends kvetch about the amount of bad news they see friends posting on Facebook and threaten to block anyone who posts such needlessly.

It’s a fair thing to do. We all get to choose our friends and thus, by extension, what we see from the friends we keep.

I’d like to offer another view though. … 


How to post pictures on Pinterest from your Gmail

gmail to pinterestIf you like to post pictures on Pinterest and you use Gmail for your email,  you’ll want to read this.

Someone sent me  some Pin-able images and I found myself struggling to get them to Pinterest.

Here’s how I finally did it:

  1. Share to Google+ (which I usually do anyway) by hovering over the image and clicking the “Share” button that appears
  2. Go to your profile on G+ and click on your new post of that image.
  3. Click on Pinterest extension in Chrome (or use the bookmarklet in some other browser).


Bonus: using the Chrome Pinterest button means you can also share to Twitter and Facebook from there. So you’ve shared to four social media in a few short steps by simply starting with Google+.