Social Media for Dummies

First of all I have to admit that I am the farthest thing from a social media guru that there is. Aside from doing the most basic of posts, I find most of them frustrating. And by them I’ll stick to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

To remedy my frustrations I decided to get books to help me better understand what I was dealing with. More specifically, Instagram for Dummies, etc. The problem is although the books are relatively easy to follow, because I don’t have a human beside me that I can ask….”The gizmo shown on this page, I can’t find it on my account. Where is it?” I have to move onto another section. Unless, of course, by fidgeting around I happen upon the gizmo.

So, as I’m sure some of you already know, I’ve been practicing with a few new and different posts to get the hang of it all. If you’re one of my followers who has been receiving all of this practice material, forgive me. It just means I love ya, and you’re now a guinea pig in my quest to understanding social media. 🙂 I’m not a bot and no one has hacked my account. It’s simply me living up to the title of the book….for Dummies.

Oh, and did I happen to mention that I’m attempting this herculean feat while writing three books simultaneously….arggg!

One of the newbie things I plan on doing is more videos. I like the immediate interaction with those who are watching….if they’re watching.  I’ll be talking about our ghost hunting adventures, some of the challenges out in the world right now and how you might overcome them. You know, things like feeding the hungry, helping the poor, and instilling world peace. Hopefully you’ll watch because it’s really kinda sad when you’re talking to no one but yourself and the camera.

So in my new quest for social media knowledge, I beg your forgiveness ahead of time for bugging you, ask for your patience, and plead with you to respond, subscribe, say hello, anything. I promise to try and make it worth your while!




  1. Linda Bryce on January 29, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Deb. I feel your frustration. Decades ago my late husband’s company used me as a tester for a Dummies? or Idiot’s? book. Anyway, the first step was to ‘boot’ the computer. I scratched my head, knew it couldn’t mean to kick the computer, wasn’t in the glossary–because EVERYONE would surely know what it meant, finally gave up and asked. Why couldn’t the author just say ‘turn on your computer?’
    Was great to meet you at Mariandale (NY) for your writing workshop. Seems SO long ago. Guess it was longer-ago than I thought.
    I’m still singing and I completed my book. I did not call it ‘Music to Die For’ or any of the other more or less flippant titles. It’s ‘The Courage to Care: Being Fully Present with the Dying,’ coming out in April.
    Thanks for being a wonderful part of mine–and the book’s–journey!
    (PS The website is almost up. I am on LinkedIn and Facebook)

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