This session for my digital artefact I wanted to look at the affects digital media can have on us as consumers and provide tips and tricks and an all-round positive space to not only learn something but to be inspired to be better. I chose to do this by creating a blog series explaining my own experiences, having a discussion area to explain different ideas and information and to share content that I believe is positive and/or helpful in any way.
Based on the fact almost all of the population is connected to the digital lifestyle I decided to make this page as a way to not only share but inform and educate people when it comes to using the our phones and social media. I believe it would be useful for people my age as its important to disconnect every once in a while.
The way in which I chose to make this Digital Artefact was to make a blog series in which I would be able to share positive information, educate and also be a platform of sharing my own story when it comes to falling out of the societal norms of digital media in the twenty-first century.
At first I decided I was going to do a series of short videos on TikToks, however I after taking 2 hours to shoot a 1minute video I realised that it wasn’t working for me
on that tiktok I got a fairly decent response, its no viral video but it got 70 likes 3 comments and 2 shares. This wasn’t a horrible response but it was not fitting the FIST method so I decided to scrap that and do something that was a little more effective and informative.
This took a few weeks of figuring out my process however I started the “Ignorance is not bliss” blog page and thought that would work better than my tiktok idea.
As a result of starting the blog a lot of the issues I faced were disappearing and new issues were being introduced. The blog got no where near the amount of the attraction I would have hoped for as I put a lot of work into content and not equally as much work into plugging my blog.
I plugged my blog on reddit, twitter and even my personal facebook page and I forgot to factor in that most of my target audience is considered or have the personality trait of “being lazy” so reading a blog is probably not the way they want to spend their afternoons.
I left the comment section open hoping for replies, again this didn’t happen, I even looked in to getting people to repost their personal experiences on my blog as I know a few people in my course who have interesting stories when it comes to their breaking point with social media and it would have been really interesting to document and share however the people I asked have since dropped out of uni before doing so.
Feel free to check out the blog here where you’ll see all of this sessions work.