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The podcast from the list I decided to listen to was Night Vale, A Story About You. What makes this literary is the fact that it is telling a story, and it involves the listener in the story. It is something that is easy to get lost in, which is usually what people are looking for when they read (I, for one, like to use reading for fun, and for a way to escape the real world). I think that is something that a story-telling podcast can do, too. It can pull you into its world, and if it’s good enough, it won’t let go.

This is not the first time I have listened to a podcast. I am subscribed to a daily Aries podcast (I’m not super into astrology, but I do think it’s interesting). I have also listened to a lot of mythological podcasts. I think these are also interesting, because they tell a story that has been passed down for generations. I’ve also listened to true crime podcasts (such as My Favorite Murder) and sometimes just gossip ones, talking about movies or show or reality shows. I think these ones are interesting (but very different from story ones) because they are true. When it comes to podcasts, it is all about personal tastes: some people prefer true podcasts, others prefer a story. And there are some that really like both.

Podcasts use sound and time artistically because those are the only things they can rely on. In traditional media (such as film, television, etc.) you are able to rely on visualization; however, in a podcast, you must time your sentence breaks in such a time that it will give the listener time to visualize what you are saying for themselves. If you can do this, then you are bringing the story to life for anyone listening. The pauses someone who is performing a podcast uses can make or break the podcast. If you do not give the listener enough time to be able to imagine what is going on in the world of the podcast, then the whole thing begins to fall apart.

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Caffeine Powered Poetry pt II

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Caffeine Powered Poetry

Here is the link to my Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/caffeinepoweredpoetry/?hl=en

I think it is going pretty well. I really enjoy doing this, and it’s good to still feel creative during times like this. The likes on my posts seem to be around the same. The highest number of likes I have gotten on one post so far has been 9. I’m not really sure what I could be doing ‘better’ per se (maybe generating more content? but at the same time, I wouldn’t want to overwhelm my page); however, I think these things just take time to grow. My page will continue to grow and change as I do. This has been a really fun project, and I think I will continue on with it even after we have turned it in.

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Social Media Project Proposal

  1. Vision/mission: One idea I have that I think would be interesting to pursue is ‘Coffee and a Poem.’ The whole idea behind this would be to post a picture of my daily coffee, along with a daily poem. The reason I would want to do this project is to inspire people to read more poetry (hypothetically, it would be a poem a day, but that might not be reasonable for everyone). The purpose of this is to spread the beauty of poetry, and my own words/ideas. The reason I chose coffee and poetry is because they are two things I am passionate about (as is photography, shown with the photographs of coffee), so not only am I sharing poetry/photographs, I am sharing passions. Plus, the idea that anything can be a passion if you put your mind to it/really make the effort for it to become to be.
  2. Platform: I think the best social media for this would be Instagram. Instagram I think would be the best, because you post images with captions on it. Also, Instagram has the option of being public or private, and if I make the account public it would invite more interaction/feedback on the page. Also, Instagram has a lot of room for creativity (editing photos, length of captions, etc) that I think would be very helpful/influential to my idea.
  3. Execution: I would make the page, then post on it every day with a new picture of coffee and a new poem in the caption. Every day would be something new (maybe a new flavor of coffee, maybe a new genre of poem, etc). One of the most important parts of this idea is remembering to post every single day, so maybe something I could look into would be an automatic posting system so I wouldn’t have to worry so much about it.
  4. Capture/Presentation: I would make the Instagram page open to the public, so people could easily follow it. For class, I would take screenshots, then make a compilation of my posts.