I've been really lucky this year and half. Amazing, hard-working artists executed some of their most complex and highly-regarded pieces in their careers and I am grateful to have been part of these projects. But I also felt that I was neglecting my aging web site for that same length of time. I created a new reel almost 2 years ago and haven't really added more to my site since. Except for the growing completed project list in the "About" section, no new videos or blog entries had been posted to the site. Who even looked at that project list? I thought that could serve the purpose of an "update" till I got around to posting something more substantial. Nope. Never happened. Old thumbnails on the homepage still staring me in the face. Old projects that didn't really represent what I was interested in or working on at the time. I used Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter to sorta fulfill these needs of keeping everyone up-to-date, but it wasn't really cohesive. They each served different audiences, which can be good if not everyone was on any one platform.
But it is super tedious to upkeep all that. I used Instagram as my start point and pushed/shared to all my other social spots. But Twitter never really translated the posts well nor did sharing other people's IG posts. Anyway I'm gonna take a stab at using my web site as the new starting point for as many of the social stuffs as possible. Also going back to actual blogging, not reblogging, is gonna change a lot of the way I consume or share content that interest me. Tumblr makes it way too easy to simply reblog something pretty without writing my own thoughts about why I thought so.
So... more specific and focused content on my part and less rubbish which just becomes added noise. I'm hoping better management of my content on the interwebs will support the creation of new ideas. It might be a little more work on my part but hard work is what got me rad gigs. Maybe it's not luck. If it was actual luck, then I'd be devaluing the work and not giving enough credit to the artists and people that helped make things happen. Everyone worked hard to create what you see in these films. Everyone. Yeah, it definitely wasn't luck.