Melbourne Zoo Photo Adventures 2018 + BurpDoodle: Cat Toaster + Posting schedule & Online friendships
Melbourne Zoo Adventures & more photos below!
Photo Adventures Ahoy!
Yes and another one on the far left but was more hidden behind shrubbery.
Yeah, I get you. I’m not much with words too.
Kept pacing in circles…super restless!
I didn’t get to visit as it was closed last time!
I caught four here! :0
Perhaps trying to block out the noises of families, children and teenagers.
Or maybe they’re getting ready for Halloween early.
Yes I saw you rubbing your hands all over that!
Came up to the window and gave us a good stare and pose in the middle.
Just laid there. It’s definitely part of the branch next to it.
Walked along the tops of the wall.
I saw two wildlife photographers in their camo clothes and camera gear snapping at this glorious specimen. Their lenses were over a metre long!!
I kept sleeping in several days later -.-;
Other than that, I had a good time exploring, taking rest/nap breaks, eating sandwiches, fries and ice cream and walking about all day. Definitely missed some animals but I’m happy with what I’ve seen! (:
Finally a quick #BurpDoodle of a cat toaster!
Surely this exists already right? Push the tail down to pop that bread in?
Perhaps the cheeks can be buttons? Hmm!
This is a sketch I didn’t bother posting on social media because it’s cute but I don’t want to post every sketch as an individual post anymore. See below ;D
On posting schedule & online circles
I feel like I post too much? I have been too myopic. I’ve always been nervous about sharing too often and too much…and I’ve been ignoring that self doubt 🙁
So I’ve decided to batch up my posts and extra sketches into my blog posts. Aiming for 2 to 3 times a week…at worst it will be more during busy times like this month. It will take a while to balance it out so bear with me! Perhaps more people will actually click through to the blog! And then I’ll be less spammy on social media too! That’s my hopeful idea. Chances is that most people still won’t be looking at this blog…well at least you are! ;D
This started because I realised a lovely acquaintance unfriended me and some others unfollowed too over the years. As much as I am somewhat hurt and saddened, I truly respect that. I get it and I’ve done it plenty myself too! I’m just working out how to do better and not be too spammy. It’s also because I’m extremely selective with how much social media content I get from peeps myself so I understand…I want to be mindful of others perspective while still keeping true to my own.
I want to be careful with what I share and to whom I am comfortable with and trust. Essentially based on gut feeling, levels of trust, comfort, safety, respect, connection, goodwill and past interactions. I need to keep figuring out who my messy friends/acquaintances for both online and in person circles versus what I put out publicly too.
It’s super hard for me to judge when we do the dance between bonding and keeping personal space…as we all do. People get close, often go distant, change and usually you never really got the chance to really get to know them…and life moves on. Because I don’t actively stalk/follow most people [social media overwhelm], sometimes I get too presumptuous and assume people have drifted off when they don’t interact with me in any way shape or form over time…the common pattern in my life. I mean I don’t interact with much people online either because I’m not really keeping tabs on them – so that’s what I assume of others :S I value personal space.
Gosh it’s difficult because I don’t know who’s actually ninja reading and who’s become a mutual stranger. It doesn’t help that I express myself the most online rather than in person…at the risk of posting too often! Do note that I don’t expect you to keep tabs on my online posts or know about my life. In person I’m just not inclined to share much about myself until I feel okay and comfortable…within the limits of my terrible low social stamina ;0 Consequently this means people keep tabs and interact with me online to get to know me better anyway – gosh I appreciate them so much!
Occasionally I feel trapped and obliged to return kind favours or attention so I just express my sincere gratitude and refuse to be rushed, pressured or guilt-tripped into doing, friending or sharing things in return. I get afraid and back off when it gets too one-sided, creepy and intense! I’ll do it primarily if and when I want to, not because you expect me to! Oh learning to stick to my principles! :’)
Then again, attention is so fickle. I often live under the radar ;P
I need to keep learning and improving at life and art!!
So I am honoured that you have read all of this reflective rambling to the end.
Thank you so much.