What would Picasso produce on his iPad (here's something about David Hockney using an iPad) , how would Dickens blog and what would Hitchcock load up onto YouTube (a few selfies I'm sure)?
|(Perhaps) Step away from the Keyboard|
Over the last couple of years I've blogged most days and tried to tweet a photo' each day - partly to support my own personal projects - by a steady approach I'm close to 100 Tweet followers (not by subscribing or following loads of others), I've noted of late that the niche of Blue Plaques have a loyal audience.
Like the rest of the people out there I've ploughed my own furrow in the way I engage with modern electronic communications but anticipate taking a less involved stance at the end of 2016 - not for any particular philosophical reason but because it takes a lot of time.
Oddly recently my blog seems to be getting many hits but this does not seem to suggest a particular aspect is prove of interest and I expect it to return to the usual 1500 or so hits per month.
There are some good and bad things about Social Media - the good thing is keeping ion touch and (for me) the discipline of regularly writing.
The bad things tho' I fear could fill several fairly thick books -some being the potential vitriol and for many a step away from being genuine and 'real'
|A shop with people|
I know we can't un-invent our support mechanisms but the fact that many will look at their facebook page 100+ times each day does not sound great and have you noticed how so many people are cocooned in a world where they continuously listen to 'something' on their phones?
On the subject of Facebook (yes I've got a login) - what is it when they tell me a lot has happened while I've been away - yes there has but what's on Facebook is rarely it.
Hopefully next week I'll be engaging with people directly in Ealing Pop po shop in Bond Street (10:30 to 18:00 daily).
[I suppose there's an idea that you only exist when you can 'find yourself' - in many senses with a short google enquiry.]
So here we as we move into the top 100 with another popular red - the red top of the tabloid press.
|A ' sponsored' red top|