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#100daysofArtTweets: Days 8-19

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As I mentioned before, I'm doing The 100 Day Project.  The conceit behind the project is simple: one action every day for 100 days.  My action is #100daysofArtTweets.  I'm posting original art content to twitter every day for 100 days.  Here are days 8-19:

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8-SNCVideosWhat you see above is a screenshot.  To watch the video, click here.

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11-UrbanSketchWeekendWhat you see above is a screenshot.  To watch the video, click here.

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Observations:

  • This project is easy because even on the 2-3 days when I almost forgot to do an art tweet, I was able to grab my phone and put one out in less than 5 minutes.  
  • That said, I was able to do that because I do art related activities every single day -- a fact that makes this project both possible and authentic.
  • That said, I think those tweets are much weaker (i.e. less interesting) than the ones I put real thought into.  But, I'd love to know if you can pick out the ones that were last minute or if it's just my imagination?  Let me know in the comments!
  • This project is hard because creating original content feels difficult.  Why is that?  I've been mulling the question over, actually.  I think it's because I don't quite "get" what twitter users want from me, so I'm never sure what to post - inspiration? information? pretty pics? videos? links? I don't know?  I'm guessing that's why I've never really been a big twitter user and a reason why this project is good for me.
  • I only ran into an issue with twitter's character limit once.  Twitter has increased the character limit recently, which has made it easier to tweet, in my opinion.
  • I've been trying to include links where I can, but it feels a little like I'm "selling."  That said, I like it when people include links in their tweets so that I can find the product/go a bit deeper/etc.  So, I need to get over that feeling and just do it!
  • Thus far, I've been going forward without much of a plan.  Each day I just let what I'm doing dictate what gets tweeted.  However, I'm wondering if I should experiment with an editorial calendar for my tweets?  Is there a benefit to planning it out?  There's a good article here with lots of information, but I'm still not sure.
  • I definitely feel like I'm sharing the most current information on twitter and that's what twitter is for, isn't it?  Getting out the most up to date information quickly?
  • I will repeat what I said last time: this feels more like a social media experiment than an art experiment.  
  • That said, I've decided that I like having this in-the-moment content stick around and not disappear the way it does in the instagram stories.

Looking forward to seeing what's next in this project!  Thanks for stopping by!

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