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PORTLAND OREGON BLOG MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Who reads posts and comments on a Portland Oregon blog? The weird thing about writing online is the reach. From literally around the world, readers find blogs like boomerpdx. They come in on a variety of devices, operating systems, and browsers. It’s amazing how anyone finds anything in their own house, but finding a blog […]

BAD TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS REVEALED

Find the right cluster of furniture piled behind a steel fence. If it carries an association with a famous author, all the better. Frame it in and push the button. All done, right? Photography secrets are in plain sight in this example. The fence distorts the view. The frame’s too small to read anything. It […]

ASPIRATIONAL EDUCATION GOAL CALLED THE 40-40-20 PLAN, NOT 420

  40-40-20 Plan called an Aspirational Goal, like a wish list From The Oregonian in 2012: 40 percent of the state’s adults with four-year college degrees, 40 percent with two-year degrees or the equivalent, and the remaining 20 percent with high school degrees. It would be an impressive advance, since the four-year number is now […]

MAKING SENSE TO UNRELATED MILLENNIALS

    If you can talk to your kids, will unrelated millennials listen too? You could tell he was a good guy with good manners. He answered easy questions, but still added value. Twenty four, lives at home, looking for a job. And all you asked was his age? This is part of the millennial […]

HOW TO FIND THE 18-34 DEMOGRAPHIC, aka MILLENNIALS

    What to do if they find you?   Turns out the new greatest generation visits BoomerPdx Choice more often than anyone else. Call me surprised, but not really. Those are my people, the people boomers created for the most part. How can you not love that? Baby Boomers grew up with one major […]

HOW TO EXPLAIN BOOMERPDX: PICTURE OF PIE, AND PIE

  If someone asks what you’ve been reading lately, explain Boomerpdx like this:   You’ve been reading a single author blog with over a thousand posts. Eight categories organize the posts. Why eight? In honor of Troy Aikman and Marcus Mariotta, of course. Boomer Up, all twenty four pages, includes either boomers stepping up, or […]

3 WAYS MISLABELED INFO TAGS THE WRITER

  Or how mislabeled info mislabels you.   The first time a writer posts a piece online they create an identity. Everything after adds to the evidence. Boomerpdx runs over a thousand posts strong on topics divided by category buttons. Inside each category, like an outline, posts ride on tags, key words, and seo magic. […]

WRITE YOUR STORY SOONER THAN LATER

      You can handle your frightening truth, so write your story.   Writers inspired by Inspirational Writers lean toward inspirational writing? It seems natural. Buying Gabriele Lusser Rico’s Writing the Natural Way felt just as natural. Who doesn’t need ‘A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Writing Confidence.’ I know I do. I feel more creative […]

STORY ARC, LIFE ARC. SAME THING?

      You can hold a story in your hand, but it’s better on the page.   It’s funny how a picture explains everything if you let it. A life arc begins and ends, birth and death and all the stuff in between. But unless you commit to the thousand words a picture might […]

LAUGHING SPAM ENGLISH ON BOOMERPDX. 151K LAUGHS LATER?

    Laughing spam won’t make you fat, throw up, or scream.   If laughing spam worked that way, I’d be fat, throwing up, and screaming every day. And I’m not thin, non-urpy, or quiet. Most of the time. Laughing spam is cute. That’s what I’ll call it, cute. It’s so vulnerable with an undercurrent […]