What Are You Thinking?

Carlos

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I like Social Media, and their positive effects, but there are losers in them that ruins them.. like the spoiled apples that fall off the tree.

I have a dream of building a successful business. Social Media does help bridge the gap between you and your first Million, and I feel I am worth more. I feel underappreciated, underutilized, and looked over... Like... my projects are growing, but you have to deal with losers who aren't going to spread the love, positivity, or say something nice.

Twitter is a great platform, but it doesn't encourage engagement and/or discovery. When it does it is only because you did an awesome 90 second video, and used hashtags. When users respond, they respond in a nasty way. They'll even do something to damage your brand for clout.

Facebook is good, but has a worse discovery issue. Search is very poor despite the site having a large database of posts, pages, profiles for you to search... like a search engine. The problem is this "search engine" isn't being used at it's best, so you're dealing with a very basic "search engine." You don't really connect with people on Facebook, honestly. It's more of a clout platform than Twitter. It's just you and your status update - people see them, but don't respond or interact. I honestly don't see engagement on Facebook. Brand pages is the best part of the site. I think that's where Facebook shines on the platform, because that's where they focus their attention on, IMHO.

Reddit is the worst Social Network or community I have ever used. It's not just the UI, it's the people, and that includes the subreddit mods and admins. I feel sorry for the co-founders of the company. Because they have the worst humans. The downvote feature only gives those losers, a weapon against new users. It's a hivemind, and so even if you uploaded a nice Triple Kill, there will still be morons who like to degrade your videos. So your videos are suppressed, and pushed down. That's why I don't like the downvote feature in Reddit. I know what it was designed for... but people on the platform are using it for nefarious purposes. The users want Reddit to be the second coming of 4chan. I do like what the team has done, when it comes to the innovations, and tech behind it all... The problem is the market. I say the same for Facebook (the technology of it all).

YouTube is a great platform. The issue is documented many times on the site itself - they are suppressing videos left and right as we speak. But it's a platform that you can easily get discovered. I love YouTube, but the company itself wants the platform to become a more commercial platform (TV).
 

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Just submitted to a publisher I submitted to (I think?) five years ago. Whispers of Nowhere was an infant then, and I'm glad I took the indie route with it--but let's hope they find The 13th Magic to their tastes. -crosses fingers-

Edit: Four years ago. Forgot I had publisher rejections in a different folder to agent queries/rejections.
 

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Wishing I'd filmed my idiot cat hunting a bit of chinese spare rib like it was alive: arched-back, pouncing, tentative taps with her paw - the works. She's so dumb, she actually let it scare her at one point.
 

therogis

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Long story, but I just have to write this.

Some positive things: We're going to see a new apartment tonight with my husband. It wouldn't be our own apartment, but it isn't a rental apartment either. It's pretty hard to explain, but to keep it simple: it's sort of a "next step" from a rental flat. It's a pretty new way to arrange living in Finland and I don't know if it's in use anywhere else, so that's why I don't know a word for it.
My studies are going well despite the long sick leave last autumn. It seems that I will graduate just before Christmas 2021, at the latest. Whoah! That's just so cool! And my grades are still excellent, so I have a great chance of making my dream come true and becoming a prosecutor.
I've got some new friends, both at the university and in the writing club. I can't recall the feeling of being lonely anymore.
And my traveling dreams, which are student exchange and going to Prague, are both really going to happen soon.

I was just thinking about this: I've seen the shadows in my life, I've been through domestic violence, alcoholics and gambling problems and mother with personality issues. I was taken into custody, I had a safe home only at the children custody center. I've been in mental hospitals, I've tried to take my own life.
I didn't believe in myself enough to even go to high school because "I'm so worthless, I couldn't make it even if I tried".

Now, this sounds like bragging, but I'll say it anyway, because believe me, bragging is sometimes necessary for your health and it can boost others around you too.
Considering all of the above, the odds and statistics were that I should have ended up using drugs in the street, robbing stores for living and getting into jail at some point.
Instead of that, I'm married to a man who loves me despite my flaws, and I love nothing more in this life than him. I'm studying law, despite that my personal chances for getting into law school without the high school matriculation were around 1,5 %. I'm not rich, but I've got enough money so I can even make small investments to the stock market, so I'm actually in a way better financial situation than most university students are.

So, what am I thinking? I'm thinking that life's actually treating me pretty darn good. And if you ever think that the odds are not on your side, believe me: they are just odds, not the definite truth.
 

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I wonder if people here get excited when I post because I don't show up much. lol
-Raises hand- I did have that moment of, "Cool, DT's back!" xD

CT: Welp, that's 6 definitive rejections so far (there are 2 time outs that essentially count as rejections too, but for all I know, they're just really behind on their influx of submissions). Honestly, I don't expect any less. I'm just hoping someone picks this story up sometime this year.
 

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Come on, creative wellspring--I need you now more than ever. (Seriously, when the vast majority of what you do is editing, it's tough getting back into the actual writing bit).

+Ah, I can't wait to see how he turns out! ^^

++One day down, 49 more to go... :unsure:
 

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*Looks at free pages remaining in notebook* Welp, guess I'd better go for brevity with the rest of the outline... :cautious:

+I have this weird feeling I dreamt about Good Omens Crowley last night, but damned if I can remember the context.
 

therogis

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I am ill and my husband gave me something delicious to make me feel happier:



:bored: ... are you thinking what I am thinking?

Because I am thinking that it sure is a big enough chocolate santa to cure me



(You perverts)


Sorry, I know I'm childish. Couldn't resist. :laugh:
 
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