You've heard WHY you should do it Now here's Bob Leahy with his top fifteen tips for doing it right.
I hope my previous post about WHY to blog resonated with a few. Perhaps you are even fired up and ready to go. This post takes us to the next level, the “hows” of writing a good blog that has a good chance of being read
This of course is the challenge, that last bit. You CAN write something really nice, really fun, really original. Post it and they will come? In the world of blogging, probably not unless you do more. Every blogger I've ever met cares about developing readership. Belie
In part three of this ongoing feature Philip Minaker discovers what others before him have long found out – dating is hard work.
Now that the preliminary phase of online dating is behind me it’s time to get down to business. Funny, you wouldn’t naturally associate romance with work but this adventure is indeed labor intensive. Sifting through applicants, contacting them, waiting for a response and then scheduling a meeting sounds a lot like conducting a job interview. Regardless of what side of the table you are on, you are exposing yourself to scrutiny.
Like any environment geared to meeting people, there is an unw
Why blog? First of a two part series in which long time blogger Bob Leahy offers tips for HIVers who want to get in to the blogging game.
You’ve kept a diary (twenty years ago). You’ve Tried Facebook. Tried twitter even, perhaps, but who can tell the story of their life in 140 characters or less?
There are dozens of reasons why it makes sense for HIVers to have a blog, and I’ll get to those in a minute. None of them applied to me in 2003 when I first started blogging. It was really by accident. I was following the exploits of a male escort who happened to use LiveJournal to record the carnal ebb and flow of his life. It wa
Mark S King says: “Facebook has allowed me to tell the truth again. It has shown me how to be authentic and the same person to everyone in the various corners of my life.”
Today I accepted the Facebook friend request of someone I knew in high school. We haven’t spoken in more than thirty years. She is married with a load of kids, and God knows why she wants to befriend the scandalous queer who wore knee-high platform boots to the junior dance in our home town of Bossier City, Louisiana.
I did what I always do. I accepted her request and included a link to My Fabulous Disease, labeled as a blog chronicling my life “as an HIV positive gay man in recovery from
“From what I’ve heard about Google+, it might just be a very good fit for the HIV community – a new, snazzy and friendly fit too.”
First let me say up front that I’m no friend of Facebook. That’s not because of any ideological differences. It’s more just a question of time. There are only so many social media balls I can keep in the air at once. Three - LiveJournal, PositiveLite and Twitter – seemed more than enough, but was (barely) do-able. And now that PositiveLite is growing by leaps and bound and has proven to be a hungry animal indeed my optimum number is two - namely PositiveLite and Twitter.
A tough childhood – abuse, running away, involvement with gang members - led Maria to HIV infection at age 18. Now she’s an activist, using social media to the max – and she’s a force to be reckoned with.
Maria’ T. Meijia 's bio: I am a 37-year-old Colombian female who lives in Miami, Florida. I've been positive for 20 years. Although almost all my life I've been in long-term relationships with HIV-negative men, I am happily married to a woman who is wonderful and caring. We have been together almost three years and she is HIV negative. I have no children but we will look into having! I am an activist, a peer educator, a caregiver. I volunteered for the Red Cross in education for the Hi