Last time I did this, it was August 2015. My immediate thoughts in terms of what’s happened and what got done since then were a few trips — Argentina, Mexico, California. Travel is indelible. So many other things, not so much. Good to remember that.
Regardless, and because I am taking my own advice here, I’m focusing less on the archives, more on what’s happening right now.
So a quick summary of some April highlights:
It was National Poetry Month and I continued on with my Daily Haiku project, which means it was not so different in terms of Haiku output from other months, but when I posted during April, I used the #NaPoWriMo tag.
My NYU Digital Trends in the Book Industry course was in full swing. Two great guest speakers came through the class: Morgan Dubin, a publicist at Macmillan, and Lucy Silag, a published author and publicist at Random House.
I was also helping to run an online digital marketing Mediabistro Boot Camp for SCAD.
I have revamped the Digital Publishing Experiment, and kicked it off with an interview featuring website developer Gordon Clemmons.
I’m experimenting with an audio poetry project, different people reading the same poem. More to come on that one.
I posted up my April podcast recommendations: Sad Men, Our Unwritten Books, Home of the Brave, Barnum Effect, Nocturne, and Audio Dime Museum.
And it was Spring 2016 Polaroid Week, which is a fun group project in which people break out the old Polaroid camera, take photos, and post them to a group pool. It occurred to me that Polaroids are time travel.
Probably the most memorable thing: I went rollerskating. Twice. On one of those occasions, it was all Prince music tribute. We went crazy. It was divine.