How can I turn the things I enjoy into a platform that people will want to connect with?

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I lose my place from time to time. I forget that I have this space…designated just for me. So I leave, and I come back when I remember to unload all of the burdens my heart feels. I don’t talk about them often…or at least not like this because I never know how my friends or family will respond. I mean…I know how they’ll respond. By telling me that things aren’t that bad, that my life is full of blessings. And they’re right, it’s not and it is. Granted they don’t ever really say those words out loud…but they act as reminders that I shouldn’t be taking the time to write out these thoughts because maybe they aren’t valid.

https://lifesmusings.blog/2021/05/14/a-re-introduction

I know there is more to add, but I know I don’t want to do it with just words

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I learned that voice is a multitude of things and many things can express this. But during the creation of this project, I got to learn how to create pages, organize ideas on a new platform and import playlists. It was new and exciting to play around with these new formats to display my process not with words but everything having this golden string connecting it. I think this is where my definition of new media is starting with: saying something without always using words.

https://teslarush.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/new-media-and-me

Note that I just wrote the following comment on Tesla’s page:


Hi Tesla 🙂

Those are some very powerful statements you’ve got there — using words!

I have not (yet) read the articles you mention (which appear to be paper documents published exclusively on proprietary platforms, and therefore are not publicly available publications — mainly because you do not provide any links to the sources).

Here, I wish to focus on your points regarding words. You do not distinguish between words in particular and strings more generally. In my opinion there is a very significant difference (which I refer to as a distinction between “rational media” and “irrational media” — see e.g. https://contextual.news.blog/2020/04/22/introduction-to-rational-media-content-vs-container ). Your views regarding “new media” (and its definition) are also fascinating to me, even if only because I myself have gone by the screen-name “New Media Works” for quite some time already (see e.g. https://newmediaworks.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/is-there-an-interesting-story-behind-your-user-name ). In any case: The Internet requires strings (and even the sleekest / slickest product designed by Apple would not work at all without at least a single switch).

Your short text above leads me to wonder: Is Tesla actually proposing an attempt to say something meaningful using meaningless strings?

Please: Say it ain’t so!

🙂 Norbert