A story is an experience, something that draws you in and holds you close. the medium of the story can boost the effectiveness of that story such as Dog Walk video or the pictures that speak volumes.
These stories, blog posts, content moderation, are to demonstrate the imagination, creative digital references and skills and to convey a message. All of this applies to how Vogel Craft Co. is going to be a driving force in the advancement of others with online digital services for personal and professional uses. Social Media Marketing is all about telling a story, whether an AD, an update about something or someone, sharing a menu item or a special promotion. Being able to tell the story is what we are going to do best!
But telling a good story is only half of the whole, being able to interpret those stories that they are easily understood by others is equally important. Knowing the parts and pieces of the story as a whole, that it can be relatable and personable for the viewer and that it flows well is part of the story. My Favorite Stories Old and New has a small detail into those elements. I chose “The Painter’s Cat” for a printed story I fell in love with many years ago and the short animated video “Jinxy Jenkins & Lucky Lou” as something I fell in love with recently. Both tell a story of an unhappy situation, the characters go out into the world and find themselves to return home much happier and with good company.
Sharing the story with someone is wonderful but sometimes its nice to be the audience and enjoy the story too. I looked at several articles written by other fellow DS106’ers and commented on a couple. I forgot the # on one but the other I made sure to include the #talkingopen106 tag. The two that I did leave comments on were short in length, in fact one was just a tweet. But they said a whole lot in those few words. Showing appreciation for other’s contributions and making an introduction while having fun. I personally like some content even without all the bells and whistles for reading but these guys made good ideas stand out with their short stories.
Speaking of short stories, DS106 has this Daily Create challenge that has been a lot of fun, in fact today’s Daily Create was about bugs! (eww btw) and it just so happen that Mr. Vogel was rather proud of a photo he took of a Cicada Bug with his “fancy new phone” that I knew it would fit perfectly with today’s challenge. Here’s a link 😉 enjoy, you can really see all the details.
I also shared a short story of two photos and how they are connected aptly titled Everything is Connected, a short story. I actually did not enjoy this assignment as much as I probably could, but I liked thinking outside the box to come up with something.
In the end, I am still really enjoying DS106 learning more about digital storytelling. I’m learning a bunch of new skills and uses of different things. I cannot wait to begin Unit 4.