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Julia Lahme: Om digital kommunikation og ord (mit yndlingsemne) ❤️

I vores meget digitaliserede verden, og med det store fokus på os selv i form af selviscenesættelse og pænhed kan man fristes til at påpege alt det overfladiske og ligegyldige ved internettets muligheder(til gengæld hepper jeg på dem der tør være ærlige og fremvise de knapt så pæne ting). Og det gør jeg da også selv, fordi hvor trist er det ikke lige, at sidde til en familiefødselsdag eller en fest med vennerne, og se hvordan langt de fleste sidder med deres mobiler fremme? Nærværet forsvinder i hvert fald for mit eget vedkommende, og jeg tænker også det sker for andre.

Men alting har jo en bagside, og det der opvejer den side er det, vi får ud af vores tilstedeværelse online. Da jeg var 15år(tror jeg – vi havde en stationær computer, og internet via telefonstikket) brugte jeg meget af min tid foran computeren. Jeg havde ikke ret mange venner i virkeligheden, men til gengæld elskede jeg at møde nye mennesker online. Jeg fandt nye pennevenner, deltog i diskussioner på forskellige forummer og læste Jane Austen og L.M.Montgomery fanfiction. Internet venner er bestemt(og åbenlyst) ikke det samme som ”virkelige” venner, men de gør ensomheden nemmere tror jeg. I dag ville jeg aldrig kunne nøjes med online venner, men jeg har mødt nogle af mine bedste venner via internettet, både herhjemme og i udlandet.

Fornyelig modtog jeg et nyhedsbrev fra Julia Lahme angående internettet som kommunikationsmulighed. Hun mener at verden ikke bare er blevet digitaliseret, men tekstualiseret. Hun skriver blandt andet:

”Men det vigtigste at huske, er at al digital kommunikation begynder og slutter med et ord. Vi søger med ord, vi kommunikerer med ord, og selv den korteste Facebook opdatering er nødt til at blive skrevet med præcis de ord, der rammer mest, bedst og renest”

og ”…informationsflowet ikke er noget som sker for os, eller på os, det er rent faktisk noget, vi deltager i, ikke blot ved at læse. Nej, vi deltager ved at skrive. Fra webshops til hashtags, fra søgeord til kampagner – alt begynder med ordet. Uanset hvor billedbåren, du oplever kommunikation som i denne tid, er det slet ikke billederne, der er det vigtigste. Hele den digitale kommunikation hviler nemlig på ord. På bogstaver”.

Jeg synes det er så fint beskrevet, og det er nok også derfor at jeg selv startede den her blog(først på engelsk, senere på dansk), fordi det giver mig mulighed for at deltage i stedet for bare at læse(og på den måde stå på sidelinjen).  Jeg har nok sådan et kærligheds-had forhold til internettet, og derfor tror jeg pauser fra det indimellem er en rigtig god ting 🙂 Hvilket også er planen i dag; hvor først en familie fødselsdag, og dernæst en tur til Aarhus venter ❤️

 

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Posted in Blogging, Creativity, Dreaming, Inspiration

Change of scenery ♥

I have changed my blog (again) just a tad. I found that, though I really liked it the way it looked before, I think this is more me in a way. It was also me before, but now it is more me (hope it makes sense).

Today have been work as usual, but today I got good news from back home; My sister´s dog just got a puppy (yes a puppy, she only got one), apparently nobody had realised she was pregnant (they all thought it was a fake pregency, which has happened before), and today she gave birth to a girl puppy. Both mom and puppy are doing fine. I can not wait to see her 

Hope you are all enjoying October, I sure am – though I wish it would stop raining all the time.

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Thoughts about changing the name of my blog

The last couple of weeks I have been thinking about changing the name of my blog. I know it is a risk to take, because I could lose some of my dear readers, and the name I have now is so beautiful and suits my blog. And I know some professional bloggers might advice me not to, so I will think about for a little while longer.

I know that I don´t blog as often as I promised. However, I have been working everyday since the beginning of august so I am really tired when I finally have some time for myself. This new viking hobby of mine takes a lot of time at the moment, because I am sewing different kinds of clothes and trying to learn neddlebinding as well. All my evenings are pretty much filled with either that or social activities. I will be home again in less the two weeks, which will mean rest, sleep and time to do other stuff.

I might post something before that, but just in case I thought I might give you a heads up.

Cutesy of Pinterest.
Courtesy of Pinterest.
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Why I started this blog – and other stuff

I have been feeling guilty for a while. Guilty because I could not come up with anything amazing and inspiring to tell you – or show you for that matter. I think I just to remember why I started this blog in the first place. I started it because I wanted to share things that I myself would like to read. It matters to me that there are people who reads what I have to say, and when I seem to be stuck in a place where I cannot come up with anything that at least a few people can use, I have no idea what to write. But the thing is I don’t know what other people need or what to hear at the exact moment I want to say or write it. So I might as well put it out there when it comes, instead of spending endless time wondering if it is good enough.

Good things is definitely happening at the moment and I would like to share them with you:

1)

I got a job! Not a permanent one, just for the summer and for most of October. But at least it’s a job that pays and has slightly something to do with my degree from university. Not much, but a bit. I will be spending the summer in the west part of Denmark, working at a museum dressed up as Viking as part of a Viking festival happening at the museum. I will be living close to the museum in my parents’ caravan, and for the first time ever living almost on my own. I still have to share a bathroom and a kitchen with others, but I will seem kind of like I have my own place J I will be sure to show you some pictures once I get to the area in a couple of weeks. It is supposed to be quite beautiful there, and if the weather is good it will be the perfect summer vacation/work place.

2) I am finishing the first year of my coaching degree on Sunday – yeah! It has been an exciting journey, and I cannot wait for year two .

3) I just volunteered at the Northside festival in Aarhus, and it was a really good experience despite the fact that I sprained my ankle just before the festival started and had to go home a bit before I intended. But I got to see Franz Ferdinand which was why I wanted to go in the first place. Next year I intend to stay the whole festival through!

4) The summer has been wonderful so far. I have gotten so tanned 🙂

5) I am feeling more and more secure in whom I am and what I want out of life, and though I constantly seem to meet people who want to challenge me on that, I am just grateful that I am stubborn enough to keep going.

6) There seems to be a lot of wonderful books out there I have read yet – and I am bringing some of them with me at my new workplace.

I promise to share more from my life more often that I have been doing lately♥

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oh and this is me – climbing a tree ♥

Blogging

The other day, (as I wrote a couple of days ago) I watched a webinar about blogging by the Danish blogger Dorte Lytje. I have written some points down, which may be of use to some of you – I will certainly keep them in mind, when blogging. The points are pretty straightforward:

1)      Make it easy for your readers to follow you!

2)      Make a biography about yourself and add a picture.

3)      Make it easy for your readers to search around on your blog

4)      Find a purpose with your blog. What is that you want to communicate to the world? You need to find your why.

5)      Stay authentic

6)      Choose your keywords wisely.

She talked a lot about commercial blogs, which is not relevant for me but it was an interesting webinar, and I did pick up some tips and ideas.

I really thought a lot about number 5 – stay authentic. It is so easy to “copy” someone else´s way to do things. I wrote about it a while ago. But as long as you write from your heart, from what you can bring to the world, you are authentic, and you do make a difference and inspire others.

I would love you comments on the points listen above – what did you think? She made many more of course, but these were they main points.

Happy friday everyone. I have had a long day preparing for tomorrows dinner, so I will call it an early night♥