Today marks one year from the last time I posted on this blog, so happy anti-blogiversary to me! To celebrate, I’ve done nothing.
Except try again.
I decided several weeks ago to restart Que What Now because I want to change how I am interacting with the internet. A year ago I wrote a post about social media and how I was using it. I wrote about how I hated that social medias give me something to do when I should be focusing on something else and how much time I just wasted. At the time I was feeling pretty confident about changing my habits.
It didn’t last long.
But a couple of months ago I was doing enough real things that I wasn’t just wasting time. I fell off of Twitter and Pinterest completely and used Facebook only in the evenings because that’s how I communicate with people from this deep in the jungle.
That’s when I decided to restart my blog.
I love social media — I really do — but it also has its downfalls. So here are my opinions on it, as experienced in every day of my current life.
First of all, what social media platforms am I on? I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I use Facebook for talking to my friends, here in Costa Rica and in Canada, as well as for being a part of the Go Teen Writers community. Twitter is for posting my witticisms in the name of Que What Now, and Pinterest’s purpose is to keep me up to date on my fandoms, writing prompts, and art appreciation…… mostly fandoms.
Now that we’ve determined what I use social media for, let’s talk about why I love it.
Project Canvas is an amazing opportunity for teenage writers who want to share what they know with other young writers.
Project Canvas is also the name of an online project organizer tool, but I am talking about “Project Canvas: A collaborative writing project. Vision: to create a book of writing advice and inspiration for fellow writers.” -quoted from Project Canvas website.
I did not have any part in creating this but I am in full support of it, so here’s the basics:
So, our family wants to be as self-sufficient as possible on our little farm in the jungle. We have chickens that are giving us eggs every day, we have trees that are giving/will give us fruit, and goats that will have kids soon and will therefore give us milk for butter and cheese and yogurt and such.
I explained in my post about chickens that we had gotten some meat birds before that we then had to dispatch of and they were delicious. We then got laying hens for eggs but mom pointed out that if we are trying to be self-sufficient, raising meat birds might not be a bad idea. So yesterday, while we were in town, we picked up six new baby chicks.