All posts tagged: social media

Customary new year post

2014 was a year of many starts, and many things left half done. I met a lot of new friends, and I also let go of many people, some losses being a bit more painful than others. All in all, it was quite a complete year, and I don’t regret it at all, or at least, not entirely, because even the mistakes I might have made, are my own and have helped me grown. The blog has seen some changes, the most notable, its layout. I’m also in the process of changing the logo and brand a bit, but that’s still not happening straight away. The schedule has gone all over the place, from posting three times a week, to more, to less, to forgetting I had a blog completely. Life happens. Shall we look at some stats? In 2014, [shutter and ink.] had a total of 3,307 views, that’s just over 60 views per week! I think this number is the main reason this blog is still here, because you’re out there reading it, …

How do we stay connected?

Today I’ve been thinking… We live in the 21st century. We are connected to everyone and everywhere in the world, through every kind of method. As an example, I am on Facebook, because it helps me stay connected with all my friends and family, and share pictures, comments or whatever; I am also on Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest… Some of those are just to share photos or thoughts, other really are to connect. Yes, I make a distinction; for example, I don’t use Pinterest to connect to people, but to collect images. Anyway. So I used to use MSN, and I would chat with my mum and my nan over there. I have friends who are on Skype, but for some reason, I just don’t like it. Now, I’m forced to use it, actually, only I don’t. I’ve moved to Google chat. It’s right there, on my email. My brother uses it and he introduced me to it. He doesn’t like other methods of communication (online, that is) so that’s what he uses mostly. I …