In 2017, I continued my relationship with Social Media. I blogged, microblogged, videoblogged, posted, photoposted, updated, checked-in, liked, commented, shared, tweeted, rated, reviewed, googled, and binged. I have the Snapchat app, but I didn’t snap anyone or distort my face with bunny filters.
I have a friend who hates Social Media, he says he can’t get it to do what he wants it to do. After a brief battle with what he calls “Facebook Nazis”, he retreated to a good book and a bottle of booze. I, on the other hand, still attempt to bend the social web to my will. I produce visual content and headlines on an almost daily basis. I share articles, photos, videos, music, and artwork on my Facebook Pages and I rate every book that I read on Goodreads. Occasionally, I write a review.
Still, I wish that I had accomplished more in 2017. A recent assignment with a Temporary Agency had me playing the role of surveyor, riding public transit and passing out surveys to passengers. The job could very well be a metaphor for my life in 2017.
- Documenting Movements = Checking in on Social Media
- Collecting Data = Taking Photos/Taking Notes/Making Lists
- Marking Time = Posting photos and a word here and there on Social Media
So, at the end of 2017, I embarked on a mission to sort out the mess that I’ve made all over the Internet and do some virtual housekeeping. The goal is to replace my old dot com with a user-friendly WordPress website. Still a work in progress, it is coming along. The menu and the sidebar are growing.
I’m a bit of a content cannibal. Eventually, the blog posts that are linked today will disappear from the web and become books. If you have any comments or criticisms now is the time to get them off your chest. Meditations on film and memoirs that are linked here today may be gone tomorrow, restructured and reimagined.