Monday is here and it’s the beginning of a new week. Make It the best it can be. Have a great day.
Giving Blood On A Sunday
I donated blood today at Church which brings together a couple of worlds of mine. Twice a year we do a blood drive which I organize because it helps those in need. In full disclosure, I work at Blood Assurance which is our regional blood bank that brings a mobile donation unit to the church. We do this as an outreach to our community to provide life-saving blood to patients in the hospitals we serve.
Six Word Story
I know I’m weird. It’s cool.
Another Blood Donation Day -@bloodassurance
It was another donation day at Blood Assurance. Today my blood type was needed because of a trauma situation in a local hospital. Giving saves lives and I’m always glad to give at the office.
The Blogging Landscape Now
I have noticed there are fewer places on the Internet for self-expression such as blogs. At one point and time, there were many places such as Multiply, Yahoo 360, Xanga, Typepad, Livejournal, and the like. Today it seems there are sites that are more dedicated to commerce and selling stuff. Even WordPress.com is going in that direction.
Blogger, one of the OG platforms has not been significantly updated in years. There are platforms such as Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly that have become more business-focused. Indeed the landscape is very different than it was in the 2000s and 2010s. For a deep dive into the history of blogging check out this article from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Vlogging on YouTube, TikTok and even Instagram has become increasingly popular.
I don’t want to see Instagram and Facebook as the only places for sharing and community. Social media and networking are important. The more outlets the better. Let’s hope for more outlets in the future where old-school blogging still has a place on the web.
Well, Hello, February 2021
Wow! All of a sudden it’s February 2021. Let’s see what you have in store for us. I hope it will be a peaceful time. We could use a bit of a break. Love and peace to you all my good people.