Welcome. My name is Robert Bridge and this is an August Update for 2020. This year I have been hunkering down like most people around the world. This is just a leisurely update on my movements. Most of which has been spent compiling Spotify Playlists over on Spotify and sharing a cooking diary over on Instagram. This is what I currently use most on Social Media. I also send the odd tweet on Twitter. So let me begin, like I say is nothing to serious.
Corona-19 meant I have changed the way I do things a lot, is changed for a lot of people. Masks have become very fashionable. It seems the virus blows about in the air and in the shops. So we are advised to wear them when shopping, Tom Hanks even suggested drivers should wear in cars. Some people with various medical conditions have been advised to not wear them in certain settings becuase wearing a mask can effect some peoples breathing. Mostly though, people are wearing them, some even show them on Social Media like others do with Christmas hats at Christmas.
Another shift has been one about racial awareness within the police force and in general with activists and protesters. This is happening here in London, Europe and the rest of the world, mainly USA where all the troubles started. It started with a I Can’t Breath hashtag, then moved into lives matter trends, blackouts of blank images on Instagram and other places.
Last week on Twitter many Jews took 48 hours away from social media for something somebody said on Twitter. Also an influential caused a bit of a storm about things he said on Twitter making people back away from social platforms, I think that was Wiley a rapper from UK.
A few days ago Lebanon had another explosion which shook the world because of additional near by compost and some fireworks. Lots of people were injured, near by buildings destroyed and the explosion was very powerful explosion. Some even compared it to Nagasaki explosion that happened a while back.
So with all the excuses for not updating for few months I will get update you on what has been happening personally…
I have learned a few new skills, been practising digital imaging and enjoying all the new apps for mobile phones which assist me in my en-devours. I just been taking it easy though, social distancing and walking the dog.
The great thing about living in London is and I think is the same for everybody around the world. Your local area is cool. Everybody by now should know every local nook and cranny. Public transport requires like shops, masks so the numbers travelling have dwindled. I noticed this week on Twitter a new form of advertising coming down the pipe. A more immersive and evasive approach that monitors facial patterns to certain digital ads on the underground. It is supposed to help advertisers tweek their ads. If people like the ads I imagine they will smile and I imagine over time these positive reactions (or negative) will wane as time goes by.
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With spending more time in the house I thought it productive to read a book on Feng Shui. I still reading and learning stuff to brighten my home. Today for example I moved by bed and re positioned this laptop I am typing away on. The floors clean, bought some more air fresheners, fly spray and I good to go. Two friends visited me to day so I feeling good about life. I would like to help more people.
This month I finally made a Jimdo website. That is cool becuase it only takes five minutes to make. The only have one template and the moment called The Dolphin template which is cool. They provide the copy, have loads of free images and you can upload your own.
I also set up LinkTree which is cool place to add hyperlinks to various places. At the time of doing the Black Lives Matter link was trending so I added that, is an optional pop up at the bottom that they recommending. Perhaps they offer other more trending supportive future topics. I will hopefully keep my eyes peeled. Again is free and very popular on Instagram, so I also added it to Twitter profile (Like we do).
My cooking skills have been improving. Cooking is becoming so much easier thanks to social media. You have all the top cooks spilling their guts with top tips on Social sites including the usual places like YouTube and Facebook. Though they also sprouting up on TikTok. Is funny I seen one yesterday of Gordon Ramsey giving feedback on someone else’s shared TikTok catering short video. As you can imagine it was very entertaining. Our cooking only can improve with feedback.
I am optimistic about this year even though there is so much real risk of deprecation. From climate change to the PPE scandal. I just want to end thanking the NHS and everybody who do good stuff in the medical industry. Also notably all the online marketers for their generosity and time through online Zoom Meetings and other webinar educational tech mediums. As a graduate of Media and indeed Language I am excited again about learning and sharing as we jog along, hopefully with headphones on. Be sure to find me on Spotify, pick a genre that suits you and have a listen please. Also please don’t be shy, if you like to say hello do so, here, social media, DM messaging, YouTube channel, Pinterest, Tumblr even commenting down below. I honestly do not bite. Mutley doesn’t either. Mutley is me dog.