Recommended Reading: Why I Abandoned My Social Media Presence

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Have you ever stopped to think about why you are on social media? For me, it has always been about connecting with people, learning from my community, and contributing to that community. Page views, subscribers, followers and fans were never a stand alone goal. They were a means to an end — the promise of a potential connection.

— Annie at Ethical Thinker

Note: The ideas here are targeted more to intermediate/advanced users and bloggers with established followings.

If you’re a new blogger, we can help you get started on social media: we publish resources on building your blog and online presence, and offer Blogging 201: Traffic and Growth, a guided course where you learn alongside other bloggers.

Annie at Ethical Thinker published an interesting read last month on why, after seven years of growing a popular parenting blog and social media presence, she abandoned her following, which…

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A One-Bedroom On Minimum Wage? It’s Impossible Nationwide, Says Report

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According to a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, it would be impossible for a full-time, minimum-wage worker to afford the rent of a one-bedroom apartment in any state in America. The gap between wages and rents across the country is incredible… The national average housing wage in 2015 is $19.35 for a two-bedroom unit and $15.50 for a one-bedroom apartment. And in 13 states and D.C. the housing wage is more than $20 per hour. But the federal minimum wage is still only $7.25 per hour and hasn’t increased since 2009.

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Silicon Valley Saves Money By Giving The Homeless Homes

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…In Silicon Valley there are about 2,800 people who are consistently homeless. “Close to half of all county expenditures were spent on just five percent of the homeless population, who came into frequent contact with police, hospitals, and other service agencies, racking up an…

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Black Women In San Francisco Are 50% Of City’s Arrests But Only 6% Of The Female Population!

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Black Women In San Francisco Are 50% Of City’s Female Arrests

Do Black female lives matter too?

Via Alternet:

According to a new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice African-American women in San Francisco account for 50% of the female arrests, but only make up 6% of the female population.

The difference between Black female and non-black female arrests are four times higher than the rest of California. This rate has gone up sharply in San Francisco: in 1980, the arrest disparity between black women and non-black women was 4.1 percent, which is less than one-third of 2013’s racial disparity.

The study points out that arrest disparities are not the result of African-Americans committing more crimes. In fact, 2012 San Francisco arrest rates for black women were lower than any time over the last 30 years.

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You can read the full report here. What do…

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