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2021: I have a website. I should use it.

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Hello again.

2020 was...well you know.


Now it is 2021 and is...well, you know.


A good chunk of time has passed and most of that was not on here!


I am not a huge social media fan or user. If it weren't for the fact that it's the easiest way for me to connect with certain people who are too far from me, I would probably not use it at all. (If only we were closer people! You know who you are!) Oh...and you Oculus Quest 2 slash Facebook. Sigh. The things I do for the love of gaming.


Last year, I did a lot of weeding, both in the metaphorical and literal sense. My garden is neat and my friend lists, followers, etc. kept to a minimum.


I didn't limit it just to online. Last year, I did what I set out to. Focus on people who matter and spend time doing things I want to. Social distancing has really made it easier if I think of it.


All this, however, is countering my need for exposure as an artist and tini-tiny-nano business. I have tried out all the platforms to get a feel for which one I should focus on. Let's face it there are too many. I tried using them all at once for a good while but meh. I'm a one platform kind of gal I am finding out.


The only key difference is; Social media platforms have a large and varied audience already built-in. On the other hand, I have more control over my website with a small audience who is for the most part interested if not biased through blood or marriage or friendship IRL. ;)


I do like connecting with people but not for the sake of numbers and that is what social media feels like. A grab for numbers instead of true connection for the most part.


Looking at my website I realize I really should use it more. It is definitely very empty and quiet. There is evidence that I did pour a lot into it at one point. Just when I was getting so involved Covid threw a wrench and shifted all my priorities.


I am finding out I enjoy recording my thoughts and experiences more for me than anyone else but if I share it and it helps someone else that is a plus.


When I first started this website it was all about artwork. Many sources I have read that in order to succeed you need to find your "niche" and focus on one topic but I have lots of interests. I don't want to be confined to one thing. I think I always knew this hence the name DashinMoments. It can mean and encompass so many things.


I am removing the forum for now as I have not used it and nothing but awkward silence for a while. Maybe I will come around to starting it up again.


Other than that I have been very busy with new hobbies (more about that later), work (don't want to talk about it haha), and staying healthy ( I am doing my best, I swear).


~DashinMoments











3 Comments


DashinMoments
DashinMoments
Jan 30, 2021

Too bad there is no reply button to your guy's comments. Wix hasn't made that feature yet. 😒


Instagram is different from this site. It is like Facebook...actually it is owned by Facebook.😅


Thanks Angele. I wish us well! At least I'm not alone in falling off the bandwagon hehe. Though the bandwagon of social media is not the greatest ride.

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Angele Gougeon
Angele Gougeon
Jan 28, 2021

You've expressed my thoughts exactly about social media. I... really fell off the ball this past year. (I think we all have the perfect excuse!) I keep crossing my fingers that I'll get back into the flow, but ....

As always, very interesting & very interested to read your musings. Here's to 2021. I guess we'll see what it has in store for us! <3

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Cliff Richey
Cliff Richey
Jan 27, 2021

I got confused between Instagram and dashinmoments --thought they were part of the same.

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