Hell, I'm one of them!
After 10 years of blogging, I've seen a lot of people come and go, but seeing this happen in large groups is fairly disconcerting, and my own restlessness is driving me to pay attention to alternative forms of self expression that can compliment blogging, since I'm certainly not willing to let it go. But maybe I will one day. I'm not ignorant to the fact that it could be me too.
If you'd asked me a few years ago, I would've had no clue that two of my favorite and most-consumed social platforms these days would be Instagram and YouTube. I know, I have a habit of NOT listening to social expert projections.
So lately I've perked up here and there when I see a new tool that looks interesting to me, and I'm curious what you blogging readers think of them or if you've considered them!
I guess I think of TinyLetter as an exceedingly simple email newsletter. I really got to thinking about this platform when Amanda from Book Riot sent out this tiny letter called "Take the Second Amendment and Shove It Up Your Ass." It was just such a perfect delivery platform.
Snapchat! The platform that seems to mystify my generation the most. I can't tell you how many people I know, and I've said it myself, that don't get this platform and don't really want to. I was telling my husband the other night that I've reached that age when I can figure out pretty much any technology, but I just do not fucking wanna. That said, I still figured out Snapchat, and while I enjoy watching people's snaps, the thing I don't like is the fleeting nature of it. Snaps expire after 24 hours.
These are at the tippy top of my brain right now. I'd love to hear about other social or general communications platforms you're loving or hating. What's new with you?