“It’s sooooooo easy, huh?” I thought to myself.
It’s just so easy to stop writing, blogging and sharing on-line. Just stop. And I did. What I’m not going to do is talk about it endlessly. I’m not going to make excuses. F**K that.
Now I need to work hard to build back the engagement that I did have. I also need learn about those tools that will make this site more visible on-line. Two BIG tasks. In-between, I will work (at my day job). That all important – DAY JOB.
For better or worse.
Cause I love it.
Simple as that.
So, whattya got?
Well, I read recently that people of a certain generation prefer to look at graphics, video and images instead of reading a lot of text. Naturally, I didn’t do any further research before I jumped on the “I am an old man and I like to read” train and started to ask a bunch of questions about how the detail of an idea gets expressed visually. Why? Because, I don’t get it. To me, a bunch of words strung together can look visually pleasing too and you get something from the author you may not get from an image.
A thousand words. Yeah, but are they the right thousand?
Video is a different story though, huh?
I totally get that one.
Think about how much you can communicate with 5 min of video. I recently finished a presentation on Collaborative Project Delivery in which I distilled 7,500 words down to a 45min talk. Like any good Presentation Zen lover and as an Interior Designer I supported my topic with strong visual images (and not a lot of text). It’s not video but you can make the logical leap.
You could read 7,500 words or listen to an Interior Design guy talk about his life experiences supported by imagery.
I sure hope I made my audience feel something.
If I did, could I have done the same by simply writing the piece? There is likely an argument for both BUT if people prefer images and video then that’s what they prefer. Is that why TEDx is so huge?
Do you prefer video over writing? Images over text? Or is it a time and place thing for you?
That brings us to today’s quote.
I went to the music industry for this one. Mos Def was once described as the best dressed man in the music industry. I don’t know about that but he sure is one hip cat. Mr. Def (that sounds weird) certainly has committed himself with the quote below. I suppose because he creates emotion through lyrics and sound he sees the value in crafting imagery through words.
With that, I challenge thee, Millennials. Imagine this…..
If that doesn’t brighten your day then maybe this will.
A neutron walks into a bar, sits down and asks “how much for a beer?” After a moment of quiet contemplation, the bartender responds, “For you? No charge.”
Have a great Monday and an awesome week.
If you want to read last week’s quote simply click here.