Tutorial: Blocking Sites or Fan Pages from Your Facebook Feed

Earlier this week I bragged a little about the fact that I no longer had Upworthy in my Facebook timeline (we all have our own little victories, don’t judge). Post by Jessica Wilzig Gottlieb. One of my friends wanted to know how I did it. He’s looking to block Buzzfeed and HuffPo (good decisions all around). Rather than describe it I took a few screen grabs. I am not enchanted with the Dalai Lama, I get it, he says nice things but when you unwind them they’re the words of …

Honest Toddler, The Honest Company, Honest to Goodness it’s Just Business

The mom blogosphere is up in arms this week. There are cries of bullying. Everyone who has ever met me knows that bullying is my least favorite word. If you claim “bully” you’d best be prepared to demonstrate that there’s been an unrelenting malicious campaign against you by someone with more power than yourself. There is clearly a conflict between TheHonestToddler.com and The Honest Company but if anyone tells you that someone’s been bullied you’re reading an opinion piece and nothing about it will make you smarter, well informed or …

That Other Facebook Inbox

When you go to your Facebook private messages there are actually two inboxes. If you’re like me you check the “other” messages about once every two years. Since I have an insane headache and I’m cranky I went ahead and took a look at some of those “other” messages and decided that I’d give people the opportunity to stand behind their words. Here’s a selection from the last 12 months. Behold…  

A Week and a Half Without Social Media

I thought that I would miss Facebook. I really don’t. I thought that I’d miss twitter. Nope. I thought I’d miss connecting with my friends. I do connect with my friends and now when we text or talk we haven’t had the conversation already. The hiatus is good. Yesterday I got a text from Gib that read: I’ve been enjoying your blog even more after your Facebook break! Which made my heart soar, mostly because Gib gives it to me straight and also because he’s smart and thoughtful and I’m …

The Only Thing Better than an Hour of Tennis is Two Hours of Tennis

The Facebook, G+ and Twitter fast is going better than I’d ever imagined. I have seen a drop off of readership here and I’m sorry about that but I try to tell myself that at some point my friends will think, “I haven’t heard from Jessica in a while. Maybe I should check her blog.” Or maybe not. Maybe I’m missable. That’s okay with me too. I had a tennis match at 9 this morning and typically you have 90 minutes on the court before someone gives you the boot. …