AuthorJosh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

Things to do in Tampa: eBoats

We’ve lived in Tampa for nearly five years now. Time has flown. But regardless of where I’ve lived in the past, I’ve always struggled with the question I had yesterday: what are some things to do in Tampa? It almost seems obvious since Tampa has a lot to offer. But when you’re really pressed against the coals and have to make a decision, it’s not that easy. My...

Are you ready for Quibi?

What in the world is Quibi? Perhaps you’ve heard some buzz about the new content platform or maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about. I barely do because Quibi is so new and I’ve only gotten a few tidbits here and there about what it truly is. Quibi is supposed to be an evolutionary video-streaming technology that delivers portrait and landscape video at the same time...

The thing about blogging every day

It’s not easy, that’s for sure. Today is Friday, a day I’ve waited for what seems to be an eternity. It’s a day to unwind and prepare yourself for the weekend. This also is the day my parents arrive from chilly Minnesota! I rarely get to see them. So while I had to work, I was able to have dinner and chat with them briefly before finishing up the 8:00 newscast. Then it was...

Why having a kid helps your procrastination problem

I’m a procrastinator. There are just some things I can’t stand doing. And before I get to them, I find ways of diverting my attention so I don’t have to face the music and just sit down and get it done. I have no idea why I’m this way for some things and not all – or why I’m like this at all. Procrastination just sucks, but I bet every person suffers from it at...

Why I’m starting to unfollow meme accounts

How many times have you jumped on Instagram only to be sucked down the rabbit hole of memes? By memes, I mean the images created by users that just show an image and some clever text to give you quick laugh. Some of these content creators are just short of genius, don’t get me wrong. They have some witty and amazing ability to make these dumb memes make you crack a rib laughing, but for me...

This robot will save you when you run out of toilet paper

We’ve all been there. No toilet paper to be found. Admit it. You’ve lived it. So what is a guy or gal to do? I don’t want to know your personal stories and solutions, but alas, technology has come through in the clutch again. Introducing the robot that will save you from this helpless feeling… it’s name is Rollbot. Rollbot is a a self-balancing robot that connects to...

Run for your lives, the season of sickness is upon us

If you’re a parent of a toddler, you’re all doomed. Well, that’s not entirely true, but perhaps likely. This flu season is off to the races and taking hostages every step of the way. In fact, according to the CDC, there have been at least 6.4 million flu illnesses and 55,000 hospitalizations. They’re calling it the worst flu season in a decade. Thankfully (and aggressively...

Is ibotta worth it? If you like extra money, then yes

I’ve preached about this app many times before, so my apologies if you’ve heard it. And no, I don’t work for ibotta. I just like that they give me money for things I already buy. If you’re looking to make any extra money per month on things you already plan to buy anyway, then this app may be something you want to to check out. It’s called ibotta. Long story short...

A look back to when Twitter was just a funny word

Not only was Twitter a funny word, according to this photo there were a lot of funny moments back in Tucson, Arizona. Many moons ago, I worked in Tucson. Matter of fact, it was 2005 -2010. When I first moved there from Southern Minnesota, I was in shock. Easy to understand since it was a complete cultural bodyslam. I was a kid who could barely handle ‘Extra Mild’ Pace Picante sauce...

The free, online version of Photoshop when you need it most

If you love Photoshop, you know the only thing that can hold you back is if you’re not on a computer where you have it installed (or licensed). Maybe you need to fix a photo, make a graphic for a work party, or Photoshop somebody’s head on someone else’s body. If you aren’t near your computer, have no fear. I found an amazing website that can help in a flash. It’s a...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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