So you thought December was the most festive month of the season? A month full of cookies, cake, decorations, lights, and some much needed rest and bliss? Continue reading December Holidays and Social Media
There is a new art form out there for the public to view. It goes something like this:
Continue reading The art of the gibberish
I’ve been overcome by a sense of wonder lately at how different people can be, well, different. A newer shade of awe regarding the diversity of human character has deepened this feeling more recently because of the changes in our social topography thanks to social media.
How many different ways have now emerged to get to know people from different angles! How many more ways to gain access to their deepest selves, to the inner workings of their minds and to their momentary thoughts and feelings and to the general trends of their character!
A few days ago, for example, I wrote a post in which I wondered why people might feel the need to put up pictures on their walls and what it might say about them. At some point a few days later, it was very late at night and I was just browsing my blog when an orange notification of a comment popped up. Someone had commented!
In the comment the reader said something that never would have occurred to me. Whenever he sees a picture, he wants to put himself in it. Or rather, he only hangs pictures that he can imagine himself in. He meant that he only puts up things that resonates with him (not that he is a self-obsessed narcissist, of course!)
It was just a casual comment but it got me thinking. Continue reading Social media and characters
Is 3 a lucky number?
I just received an email with the good news that my last post Characters from the inside of your head is going to be Freshly Pressed in the next day or two on the WordPress.com home page! This news of being FP-ed for a third lovely time could not have come at a better hour. My blog became 6 months old this week and I crossed 3000 wonderful followers this week as well. But more important than all this, I feel like I’ve grown as a writer and a blogger with all the support and meticulous comments from my readers over the last 6 months.
I added an About page today because I feel like a blogger at last. I also added a Facebook page recently for those readers who would like to get my updates on Facebook or just “like” me! You can also follow me on Twitter @bottledworder. The widgets are also on the sidebar.
Continue reading Freshly Pressed thrice and 3000 followers!
Social media has been around for some time now. It’s brought many changes in the way we inhabit our social world, in the way we communicate with others, on what being a friend means and on how we get back in touch with people. We find out about what’s going on in people’s lives on a regular basis without actually knowing them much on these platforms.
How do we manage to do this? Continue reading On learning writing from social media