The problem of this article is that it is implying like automation already arrived. It didn’t. We are still making headways in automation, and still far from removing humans from the equation.
I follow a tons of news on my Reeder app (RSS), and than I Tweet them, Buffer them, and all sorts of things. But instead of building up content for Twitter, I should be doing that for my own site. I’ll be thinking a name for the site where I will seriously curate political content.
This could be my outlet, and could hold more tangible value than Twitter. Especially if I am focusing on doing it fairly, and only capturing and commenting on things that are of public interest. Not sure even what kind of a name I would give it, but it does sound exciting.
Dropped into my Feedly, as I was adding some feeds. Feedly offers this cool feature letting you know how many Feedly users are following the particular RSS feed you’re interested in. I’ve popped up bojan.tv into it, and realized that I have 6 people following it. It is pretty cool number, considering that I’ve never actively promoted this website anywhere, except occasionally Tweeting out a link or two.
For the six people that are following me, thank you for choosing for allowing me the permission to enter into your RSS reader. I’ll try my best to create some cool stuff. I am thinking that I could probably create a separate feed for my photography, and perhaps branch it out based on the topics that I am covering. This feels like a great incentive to keep on blogging, even though, out of those 6 people following, I have a weird feeling that 4 of them are bots 🙂
Never the less, it is always a blessed feeling to know, that everything you put out, has the capability to be read by an actual human being. And it is a glorious feeling.
So after seeing how many people terribly represent themselves on the web, I’ve made a firm commitment to adjust my own digital presence and appearance. Somewhere along the lines, our digital selves (websites, social media accounts) have the same impact in the professional realm of information services, as cars do in sales. If you don’t have a very good professional looking website, you aren’t the IT professional that you would like others to think of you.
My previous website was “just a blog” and outside of paying attention to the last thing I’ve published, I didn’t have much control of how the blog roll would ultimately look on the homepage. The new layout is more “static” and will tell my story to the potential visitor, visually and contextually.
I’ve aspired to showcase my artistic side, and I think that template I’ve chosen manages to accomplish that admirably. So here it is, the new look and feel of Bojan.tv: