Category Archives: Shellyisms

You asked for it…. You got it….

shellyisms_cover_for_kindleOne day, several years ago, I saw or heard something that amused me.  For whatever reason, I decided to post that funny on Facebook.  Well, both of my kids went ballistic!  “Daddy, NO! You are embarrassing us. Don’t you dare post something like that on Facebook!” Well, all that did was put fuel to my fire.  I thought, “I’ll show them.”  So, I started posting some silliness every day.  It was just my way to bug my kids.

But after a while, it seemed to catch on.   If I failed to post for a day, people would call or text or email saying, “Where’s my Shellyism today?” So, the journey began. Now for more than six years, I have been posting a funny to Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. (Yes, some of us still use Google Plus.  All six of us enjoy it.)

I was often asked, “Why don’t you write a book – these are hilarious.”  So, I finally decided to do just that!   I have taken 365 posts and published them in one collection.   The result is “Shellyisms”.  My first book! (Bucket list item – CHECKED!)  It is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions.

I would love for you to check it out.  If you like it, please leave a review on Amazon!

It isn’t vain to LIKE your own facebook posts…..

facebook-logoHOW VAIN!   “Did you notice that he LIKED his very own Facebook post?”   Actually, while sometimes this IS a form of vanity, often it is just a case of the poster knowing exactly what he is doing.

Facebook is always making modifications to their user interface.   And one not too long ago was the addition of the “Ticker” on the right hand side of your screen.    Previously, you would see ALL of your friends posts, but now you only see a few that are selected by Facebook.   Unless your friends LIKE or comment on your posts often, your posts may stop appearing in their newsfeed.     So to compensate for not showing your posts to all your friends, Facebook added the “Ticker.”

However, if you LIKE your own post, that action is NOTED in your friends TICKER, which gives them a chance to see your post EVEN if it does not appear in their newsfeed.

So the next time you see one of your friends “Like” their own post, it might not be just plain vanity.  It might simply be giving YOU the opportunity to check out a post that you might not otherwise have ever sway.    I am going to begin “Liking” all my own posts.   You should too!    

Also, if you enjoy MY posts, I recommend you LIKE them often, otherwise, they might just stop appearing in your feeds altogether.   

Shelly Berryhill

Jim Henson took it a little too far when he made snooki.

Jim Henson took it a little too far when he made snooki.

I try to be a good dad!

I plan on showing Kyle reruns of the show “Dirty Jobs” to convince him to stay in school. #greatdad


When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.

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