The Byrne Blog

John Byrne Communicating About Communications

How hard is my blog writing to understand? Turns out, not very. I’m just barely smarter than a 5th grader.

We all make silly mistakes. We’re human, so we can be forgiven for them. But sometimes silly mistakes make us look, well, silly. And nowhere are little boo-boos more apparent than when it comes to social media.

No study that I could find yet points to causation, but there are a lot of theories, most of which come back to technology. It’s now so easy to do work pretty much anywhere, especially from home, that we find ourselves not only tempted to squeeze in some work (even checking email counts) but also planning to do work on the weekends.

blog fail excuses

I thought I would share my top excuses for not posting to my blog. Feel free to use or share these as you feel appropriate. Hope some work for you next time you miss posting.

The empty backpack

For better or worse, our language and our use of it continues to evolve at an astounding rate. I find myself feeling inexplicably sanguine about the whole thing.

Is this another sign of the coming apocalypse?  Hands, please.  How many people knew that the New York Times was publishing a haiku blog on Tumblr, and that the snippets of Japanese-style poetry are generated by a robot? Yep, that’s what I thought.  Me neither.  But more terrifying is that it’s been doing this for more …

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