(I sound just like one of the Brontes, ho, ho! irony). I hope you will bear with me as I suss out how this blogging business works. My initial reaction to the idea of blogging was, “Huh! that’s just for people who don’t have a life! I’m too busy with REAL life”. So, what, you are doubtless wondering with bated breath, changed my mind?
I recently attended a fantastic FEU, (Federation of Entertainment Unions) course which discussed C.V.s, Marketing, Networking and, yes you’ve guessed it, Social Networking. Now, being based a little out in the sticks, “real” networking is a serious and often expensive business. I am also a bit of an introvert extrovert and don’t generally like blowing my own trumpet and telling everyone how great I am. I have a similar attitude towards networking as blogging; it is a distraction from actually doing things. So, when we were shown a very flashy video with all kinds of surprisingly huge statistics, (when it comes to the number of people social networking) I changed my mind about the whole business.
By doing this blog I can get in touch with huge numbers of genuinely interesting and interested people in a short time, (hopefully). So it is actually ideal for a busy individual like me. I’ll say more about this in my “about page” or whatever it’s called, but I intend to have a bit of a diary type thing about what I’m up to and plenty of photos cos they’re interesting to look at and quick to upload, (yay).
I also intend to try and make this as interactive as possible – maybe you guys can help me with that? It would be great if we can share lots of stuff, like different puppet making techniques or whatever else people are interested in, (you can check out the stuff I do on our website – www.roughmagictheatre.co.uk). Feel free to request things in the comments to this post. Any tips on blogging would be good too.