Other Blogs I Read

In February it will be 5 years since I started CTL. I try to post at least once a week. Sometimes I just don’t have anything new to say. So today I thought I would share with you some Blogs that I read that never seem to run out of material.




Out Of Sorts

On Tuesday Aug. 16th I am having eye surgery at Exa Laser Clinic in Cuenca. It’s a two part surgery. The first is a vitrectomy to repair a thickening of the retina wall and the other part is a cataract removal with an addition of a lens. I had this operation on an emergency basis two years ago on the right eye. The surgeon injects gas to keep the retina in place. The difficult part is laying face down when the gas is still in the eye. I should be back in the saddle in 10 days.


What Is Your Digital Brand?

A Canadian friend tried to find me on the Internet after a 25 year hiatus. He did a google search on my name and the first result was my about.me account.


My guess is that the readers of this website have at least 4 or five digital brands. The following are some common ones.

  • email
  • Blog/Website
  • Facebook
  • Skype
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • about.me
  • flavors.me
  • Instagram
  • Youtube

It is even more important to have several digital brands if like me you move away from your country of origin. Even if you are not a techy or geek you can establish more digital brands. The following link is a superb method for the novice user of technology to create more digital brands. My next one is a mobile app.

77 Tools To Build A Website Or App Without Code


You need more than one digital brand if

  • Past friends, family students are searching for you
  • To establish a business
  • To reach other people
  • To establish yourself as an expert

Medium – Bring Your Stories And Ideas

What does the creator of Blogger and Twitter do for an encore. He creates Medium.com According to the founders  “Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends”.

I have never been a big fan of Twitter. The number one reason is that 140 characters is terribly limiting for me.

I’m just starting to use Medium and its already addicting. Why? It combines two of my passions.

  • Searching
  • Publishing

I am mainly using Medium on my Smartphone. Medium is available on both the Android and IOS platforms. I haven’t started publishing yet but am finding the search facility fascinating.  More to come as I gain more experience with Medium.