I decided a long while ago, January I believe, to make a Facebook Page. A place where I could keep people up to date who weren’t on my standard friends list. So I did, and I named it _richardanthonymorris. And from January to early October it sat pretty stagnant with 2 people liking it and no much content. Then for some reason in January I remembered that I had a Facebook page and that I probably should use it.
The thing is, I’ve never really been sure what to do with a Facebook page, hence the ten months of limbo that my own page endured, because WordPress, Vimeo and all the other sites that I upload things to automatically place a post on my personal Facebook page. So For now the Page (as I will from here on in call it as typing Facebook Page is getting tedious) acts as another place to put links but this times it’s for an audience that actually want to see that and the Page will also be the direct Facebook link when the website enters it’s new incarnation (which is being worked at).
One thing though, the Page couldn’t keep being called _richardanthonymorris so I went for a longer more complicated name because that’s what I’m like. So now it’s called Richard Anthony Morris | Page
If you want to check it out or if you would like to like the Page feel free be clicking on the picture and it will take you straight there.
My Google+ account pretty much shared the same fate as my Facebook page originally did. I was so excited to get a Google+ account during the first days when it was invite only. I didn’t know much about what you could get from Google, I honestly think it was just the exclusivity of it all, only with an invite, you would see for some time sprawled across Twitter. Well I got it, registered my details, trawled through Facebook to find a suitable profile photo and that was it really. Until very recently, where I had a phone conversation with a customer who said that Google+ was the place to be for photographers. So I sat back and wondered why the hell I wasn’t using it, so, if you click the icon to the left you will be put you straight through so we can get all up in each others circles. Or, alternatively click the link below.
And now for LinkedIn, which in all honesty has to be one of the more disregarded facets of my online presence I don’t know what it is but I barely use it, but as you can probably tell I’m going to change that or at the very least try very hard. Click the image to be put through to my LinkedIn account.
Another big reason that I’ve decided to look into the many, many facets of my online presence is the website. My friend Tom Giddings (who is kindly working on the website for me) asked me to make a list of different places online where the website could redirect people. So I sat and started to make the list, and it was ridiculous. So, here, are just three of them. And now, the fourth and final part of the blog piece and then I promise that that is it for this particular blog post but there’s a strong chance I’m going to post again today (2nd December 2012)
Right, to write, something that I enjoy but I find that I need a deadline otherwise it never get’s done. For those of you who pay attention or who visit this blog from time to time (thank you by the way) you will know that I recently finished my first proper script, I was more proud of the fact that I finished it than if it got made. But writing one script once doesn’t make you a writer, and like I said earlier I like writing. Sometimes I think the only reason I finished ‘Books, Pencils and Pages’ was that I told a bunch of people it would be finished soon. The script that I started writing after that ‘Politics’ kind of lost it’s spark because I didn’t give myself any pressure. So I gave my self a challenge, loosely based on my Travelcard to work.
It’s far more convenient and cheaper for me to buy a monthly Travelcard than to buy one each day to work. The saving alone is enough of an incentive to buy one but also, not having to queue everyday is amazing. My current Travelcard runs out on the 4th of December. Which means on Wednesday I have to fork out around £270 for a new one. And there’s my deadline. I have decided that I am to write a 60+ page script before my new Travelcard runs out (which I think will be the 3rd of January). Now I’ll go into this is in more detail soon, but it’s going to be fun. That, or soul destroying, should be interesting either way.