The complicated business of how to use the internet is drifting around again, I think New Year looming has something to do with this. During 2017 I tended to concentrate much more on old local pictures than anything else.
Text wise I don’t think that many people read what I write, but then as I can touch-type fairly fast and the content is much more random thoughts than carefully researched news items, I guess I am just another person who doesn’t read my posts very carefully.
I am still sticking with posting on the blog and linking the post to what look to be suitable local Facebook groups, mainly because the pictures work better that way.
There are two aspects to the picture publishing thing that are either difficult or impossible on Facebook, one is the size and the other is related text being next to the picture.
The other reason for using the blog is that at the moment I can keep it advertising free, of course there is often a link to the books going out in the bookshop in Ramsgate and art exhibitions in local galleries, whether you see this as advertising in the conventional sense is probably related to how much you understand about the financial profitability of the arts and literature.
On the news front, this is mostly being covered by https://theisleofthanetnews.com/ of course whether anyone can make enough to live on out of writing local news is another matter.
But the ever changing world seems more and more focused on money, online and off.
Charity is an interesting one and there is a sense in which that is big business too, the following is a list of charity’s CEO’s salaries that is doing the internet rounds, I haven checked it for accuracy.
I did a bit of painting in Canterbury Cathedral today and tried to get some reasonable pictures out of the camera on my new mobile phone.