Category top ten things not to do

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Have a Sitter

  The inspiration for this list was a discussion about Alexa and what would happen if one asked Alexa remotely to turn on the lights and music while a sitter was in the house. That was just the priming of the pump I needed to develop Ten Things. 10 If you have a sitter, do […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Have Fallen Behind on Social Media

    The inspiration for this list came from Linda Leinen who is the author of the terrific blog Task at Hand.  We were commenting on one of my Top Ten posts, and she wondered, “have you ever done a Top Ten Things To Do for people who are trying to get caught up online?” I […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Reading a Book

    The inspiration for this list came to me while traveling. I was watching several people reading books and doing other things. It struck me that there are several things that one should not do while reading a book. I hope you enjoy this list. 10 If you are reading a book, do not […]

Top Ten Things Not To Do Out of Town if You Are An Author

  The inspiration for this list was a trip to Phoenix Arizona this weekend to attend the birthday party of my best friend. 10 If you are an author out-of-town, do not try to keep up with your e-mails. If you do, at best in your haste you’ll trash many e-mails that you want to read. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Memorial Day

There is only one thing not to do on Memorial Day, but it can be repeated ten times.   Do not forget to thank those who gave their lives so you can live yours.   Thank you, Grandfather.

Top Ten Things Not to Say to a Puppy Owner

  The inspiration for this post has been a month of puppy raising. 10 If you meet a puppy owner, do not say, “Is that a new puppy?” If you do, at best you will get a, “yes.” At worst, the owner will wonder if you lost your mind and answer, “no it is an […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do According to Murphy’s Law

  The inspiration for this list was thinking of all the things we do on a daily basis that someone else has done before. This naturally brought up the idea of mistakes and how often they are repeated down through history. Then the thought turned to specific laws governing natural phenomena. An example would be […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Photographing Doors

    The inspiration for this list is the Thursday Door prompt as interpreted by Dan Antion. I have often thought when looking at his photos what would happen if certain things went wrong. So here they are, and I’m glad to report Dan has done none of these things. 10 If you are taking […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Are Hanging Out With a Vampire – Book Launch by Charles E. Yallowitz

In celebration of the launch of War of Nytefall, I invited Charles to take over the Top Ten duties for today. Also, it is Charles’ birthday so today is very special. Without delay, I give you Charles E. Yallowitz. A big thanks to John, especially for letting me do one of his famous ‘Top 10’ […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on a Four Hour Car Trip Alone

  This list was inspired by my recent four-hour one way trip to Galveston. I had to keep reminding my self to avoid each of these things which I managed to do. 10 If you are alone on a long car trip, do not decide to set up a new playlist on Spotify while driving. […]