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December 2, 2018

7 Things: hand writing, social media + blogging platforms

bunny naps
01/ I just finished the above piece today. I really like creating these drawings. I'm thinking I should do more of them. They are kind of easier to create and I don't have to think too much about backgrounds. (Click on the image for a larger view)

02/ I want to redo all my old artwork. I can't seem to let go of the imperfections and mistakes I made with each piece. I know I can't perfect every little line or curve but when I see mistakes I just had to fix them.

03/ I finished NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) but I didn't finish my novel. I'm sure I have written at least 50,000 words but I didn't type them in so I can't tell how much I have written but that doesn't matter since I actually wrote a lot. Although now I worry I can't read my own hand writing when I do type in what I wrote. 

04/ I must be very anti social media because I'm starting to hate updating my Instagram page. I guess what I don't like is that you have to sign in to see and do just about everything, like can a person view who's following them without signing in? I mean, is it really necessarily to force people to sign in all the time? I'm not those people who uses their phones much or stayed signed in all the accounts so that means I only sign in when I need to so I suppose all this signing in and sign out drives me nuts enough not to sign in too much. Can't people surf the net and be anonymous anymore?

I know it's great that people can share their creation around the world with just a click through social media and on their phones but I find the more people are scattered, the less unique each format seems to be. So I have been posting what I posted on my blog which now that I think about it, it's not good because I'm basically repeating myself and I hate that. Do people use Instagram to promote their stuff? Because that's the only reason I'm using it. I do not see it as a place to connect with people, it's just confusing to me because everything's in the same space - comments, replies, smily faces, symbols, bold, unbold text, hashtags and others. I know I can learn to use Instagram better along the way but honestly, I don't have the patience. I'm thinking of quitting by the end of the year but it's undecided.

05/ Recently two bloggers that I've visited a lot switched from Blogger to Wordpress and that makes me sad because there is one less Blogger blogger. It's strange but the problems these people encounters while using Blogger, I have never had them which I suppose it's why I don't know understand the switch. When you think about platforms, Wordpress does sounds a bit more modern when compare to Blogger. I don't believe that to be true but I can't deny how Wordpress seems to move faster than Blogger in terms of updates and such (and also, there are two versions of Wordpress which I find confusing). I've tried Wordpress in the beginning but I didn't like the interface so I quit that. I've been a Blogger user as long as I've been blogging so I doubt I would ever switch. But it's still a bit sad when a Blogger user switch to Wordpress.

06/ Movies watched in November:
The princess and the matchmaker // The Suspect // The Pirates
The princess and the matchmaker — great movie though it has a more tv feeling as if this could have been a show instead of a movie

The Suspect  lots of action scenes that I find are just too long, not sure I like this movie but it's not terrible

The Pirates this could have been funnier but it's still enjoyable, I really like the scenes with the whale

07/ Blogging has brought me back to creating art and writing fiction so I'm always going to blog, at least, I can say that today, I don't know about tomorrow.

What's your mind today?

10 comments:

  1. Nice art, glad you will keep on blogging for now, it is always sad when people quit.

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    1. I think I'll be blogging into my old age.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. Blogger can be a pain in the ass sometimes when uncalled for pieces of codes mysteriously appear in your drafts...but I've learnt to control the damage (though it means I have to edit my post in the HTML section). I would never leave Blogger for Wordpress though...at least for the free version, and why should I, when Blogger gives me so much more customising freedom?

    NaNo is not about finishing projects - it's about trying to meet a deadline and squeezing in the most work you can. I mean, I'm not a writer, but I see friends (and even "real" authors) doing it just to feel more motivated. So, I think you did great all the same!

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    1. blogger may have issues but I have never had problems I couldn't fix so I'll be using the platform as long as they keep on going.

      you're right about NaNo, I think NaNo is more for starting projects & it also motivates to finish.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. I just found your blog, and just want to say that I love your art. Like you I'm blogging with Blogger, I'm not on Instagram - oh yes I have a profile, and I look at other peoples' pics now and then, but I do not update there. Like you I like the big format of a blog compared to the fiddly phones, and feel sad every time a blogger leaves Blogger, and even more so when somebody judt stops updating their blog.
    ... Well ... I think I just want to say keep up the good work!

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    1. I'm thinking of quitting instagram, not even sure I can update it much.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. Congratulations on finishing NaNoMo (if not the novel). Yet.
    Love your art work.
    The blogosphere is the extent of my social media exposure.
    Off topic, does January suit you to provide the prompts for the Words for Wednesday meme? I hope so, but will fully understand if it is too much for you.

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    1. I'm thinking blogging might be my only way to some sort of social media exposure, it's probably better for me to have only one.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  5. Gorgeous artwork! I really want to watch The princess and the matchmaker as well! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. thank you. 'The princess and the matchmaker' was fun to watch.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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