Today is going to be a short post. Last week sucked. My wife had the flu, the kids were sick, I was sick and I fell behind on a bunch of stuff that I need to catch up on. But I wanted to take a second and follow-up on the discussion from last week about photos in blog posts. Over in my own personal world I joined Instagram in an effort to orient myself more to visual storytelling as well as using words and so far I’m pleased with the results. I really don’t NEED another social media stream to manage, but this offers something different, I think. I hope. I also have to confess that I was watching GIRLS and one of the younger writers was talking about Twitter and said he didn’t have it but he would find her (Hannah) on Instagram. It made me feel old and I don’t like feeling old. So that’s Instagram.
How do you all as readers and writers feel about more social media streams? I think everyone is firmly establish on Facebook and Twitter, but is there any value to other social media like Instagram or Tumblr or Pinterest? Myself, those others just baffle and frustrate me so I hope you say no. Especially even as Caroline and I have regular discussions on how to keep the social media feeds we already have fresh and useful. But if the readers are all heading in one direction, I don’t want to be with the publishers heading in the other direction. So talk to us in the comments.
P.S. The photo up there is what my office at home looks like where I write this little bursts of genius. I’ve thought a couple of times about moving into a separate, dedicated office, but for now this works best for me and I like being able to look through that cutout and see the TV, especially as baseball season approaches.Read More