Back in August of last year I was telling you that I purchased a Canon 60D because I decided I want to take up photography. Since then I’ve done a quite a few courses online, mostly on Lynda.com, watched a lot of YouTube videos and read a lot of articles. I feel that I barely scratched the surface, but that doesn’t mean that I feel discouraged, or that I don’t want to continue. In fact, I’m loving every minute of it.
We are now back at this familiar crossroad. It’s not at all unexpected, since it happens every year.
It’s that moment when you get to look back at your year, smile, perhaps feel a bit sad, but definitely hopeful that the next year will be much better.
The first time I met you, I was still a child, innocent. It was probably a hot summer day, and I was vulnerable. You took advantage of me.
I approached you, and I head that noise you like to make, the one that would become scorched in my brain. A sound that I always wanted you to make when we met, and that I thought makes me feel good. At first you were a bit pungent, but then I realised you can also be sweet.
A few days ago, Facebook made an announcement about a change in the way you will see things on your News Feed.
This change was mostly about senzational titles, also called clickbait, or clickbaiting. Some examples would be: “You won’t believe what some celebrity did, click here to find out”, “Do you want to see which Hollywood star was caught naked on camera? Click HERE”, etc.
Of course, when you click, it’s either about something completely different, or it’s not even 10% as sensational as you were expecting. We all saw these types of clickbait on Facebook, so you know what I mean.
I know, you don’t want to think about spilling water on your laptop. You probably tell yourself that it will never happen to you, as you’re always so careful.
But still, if it happens, do you know what to do?
Every single time I am prepared to write a review for a movie, product, restaurant, etc, I run into these devilish rating systems. You know the ones I’m talking about. Sometimes they are little stars, with a range of 5 or 10, or other times they aren’t even stars.
Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, IMDb, Google, Yelp, Tripadvisor, they all use them. How do I figure them out ?