Saying goodbye to a friend

Yesterday I had a new “first” for my company, but it wasn’t a happy one. I had to take down the website of a friend and client who died two months ago.

Eliane Bankey

Eliane Bankey

Elaine Bankey died January 2, 2016, at the age of 68. She had myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer that is difficult to treat. When she was first diagnosed, they told her she’d live four or five years with the disease. But she proved them wrong and lived with it for 23 years.

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Double rainbow 05/03/15. Photo by Theresa Cassiday, Catena Creations

What I learned from my 1-month break from Facebook

Sometimes you don’t know how important something is in your life, or how well it works for your business, until you take it out for a while. I did that in May 2015 when I took a month-long break from Facebook.

I’d been wanting to try this for a long time. A couple of topic-based pages I follow had so many posts (15 or more per day!) that I was getting overwhelmed. Especially by the celebrity who links only to those annoying sites where it takes 7 pages to get through 15 photos. ¬†And there’s all the posts you see from Facebook that tell you someone Liked or commented on a post, but you can only Share the post. I really don’t see the point in this.

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