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Its been a month since my holiday now but its been difficult to motivate myself continue to post my blog on the trip.  So much bad news in the world right now, its just been too depressing to focus on the positive and I've been increasingly of the belief that people only want to use social media to vent, rant, spout their opinion.  That's not to say we should ignore the horrors of the world but shouting at each other about it solves nothing.

Any attempts I've made to post anything helpful/factual is conveniently ignored, as has been any attempt of light relief. ..... the only photos that people comment upon are party/dressing up pics, is nobody interested in reading about people's travel or cultural experiences any more?  Genuine question.  I'm trying to work out the best way to compile my photos/blogs of my travels and outings.  I like having the albums to refer to on Facebook, a good visual reminder of where I was at a given time and I also like to have a written blog but I get the impression I am boring everyone by doing so!

Yes, of course there is slight ego involved - why else do we all post our holiday pics online?  I had some fantastic experiences and wanted to share them with friends, so its a bit meh when all you get is a couple of "likes" of the album the instant you posted it. Its pretty obvious that they've not gone any further than seeing the few preview pics when it's "liked" that soon! ;-)

I for one am going to make a concerted effort to take more interest in what my friends are doing in their day to day life, their travels, experiences, adventures and acheivements;  at the same time bite my tongue and avoid commenting on opinion pieces.  We appear to have lost the art of polite/intelligent debate and when anyone posts a news article, they do so only for others to agree with it, not discuss it, as anything to the contrary is seen as showing they are wrong?

And I guess by posting this, detractors will be having a bitch about my ego behind my back.  However, this wasn't intended to be a rant, I was attempting to post the next part of my holiday blog and the intro turned into what the **** is the point.

Anyway, there we are.  Happy Friday!  got a quiet weekend coming up, so at least everyone is saved from being bored by my photos for a few days!
 

Date: 2017-06-24 08:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] motodraconis
I recently friended a batch of LJ diehards, otherwise my blog would be entirely tumbleweeds.

I've been so busy and well... depressed that I have a backlog of travel pics I ought to post. For me, it's important to keep a record, even if no one comments - your post is prompting me to pull my finger out and get those posts sorted, albeit quite out of date. Perhaps blog as a diary as Cecile does? I find it difficult to find old posts on facebook, so much gets lost, I already regret posts I've made on Facebook that I didn't crosspost and now can't locate. :(

Personally, I like reading travel blog posts, as it helps show me interesting places I might want to visit!

Date: 2017-06-27 11:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morbidfrog
i never get comments either , i so rarely put links from FB to LJ anymore , TBH even though i still read LJ and DM i rarely will comment as it is much mre a faff than FB. As sophie says i use it purely as a diary ..somewhere when my photos are available with text and links.I refer to them so often myself, usually google it to see if i have visited somewhere or not :) Oddly enough it somehow goes full circle as i get very often questions of what i visited in certain countries and i send links to my LJ entries and then it is used and much appreciated. It is just used differently i guess . It is extra time consuming, it cost as i pay to host my photos (but worry if go for a free options they will all disappear so i guess paying photobucket for ever) and always running behind but i try to see it as for me, i relive my holidays and i can send it to my mum :)

Date: 2017-06-27 12:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morbidfrog
i found big albums get next to nothing but if i post one or 2 photos i get lots why i try to do it more this way when i travel now. i did find it weird at first and then realise i also pay more attention when a few photos than a large album

Date: 2017-06-27 01:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morbidfrog
i know it is annoying, i miss having nice albums from trips on my FB , it was like that for madrid but it was easier to do as i went along, i know easier to post about specific bits i wanted to share and no big backlog when i return but downside when i return i have to do it all over again for lj. Not having any network this weekend made it i had to do an album but lots of lovely details will be lots as a result in it

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