Out to Space Year Eight-Eleven: the Void

April 2011 – March 2015

Instagram selfie
Instagram selfie with a rainy view at Thailand Creative and Design Center, August 2014

The previous year of Out to Space was pretty much hollow in its content, I found. But there was at least something in it. The following four years when I lived in Bangkok, the blog was almost void.

There were 141 blog posts from year eight to eleven (April 2011 – March 2015) including automated tweet posts. Whereas year four, when it was most active, there were 176 posts. To break them down:

Year Eight (2011 – 2012)

73 posts in that 53 was automated from weekly tweets. There was one series on Luang Phrabang travel in January 2012.

And I found that the photos I took in Luang Phrabang was not in the new MacBook Pro, which replaced the old one from January 2007. And that was possibly the last time I took the Nikon D70 out to shoot photography for my own. Smartphone photography crept in.

I had the first generation of Samsung Galaxy S, which Stilgherrian handed to me the previous year then changed to HTC Sensation that year. Photos could be uploaded much easier than before with them. The primary social media for it was Posterous and linked to Facebook and Twitter. Until it was shut down and so gone the links to the photos I uploaded.

Year Nine (2012 – 2013)

35 posts with 29 automated ones, which stopped in October 2012. The rest was the travel series in Koh Phangan. The photo was mainly taken from the HTC Sensation.

Then I had enough with Android phones and got an iPhone5. The connectivity and battery issue I had with them was gone.

Year Ten (2013 – 2014)

After the last post of Koh Phangan series in November 2012, there was only one photo post in April 2013. I even skipped to blog the travel in that year, mainly, just posted photos to instagram and linked to Facebook and Twitter.

Year Eleven (2014 – 2015)

There was an attempt to get active on the blog. I started to repost photos from the past instagram. And the travel to the Northeast and North was productive.

Overall in those four years, the blog was ignored. Except when I was traveled when taking annual leaves and travel. It was frustrating for me not to produce any good personal works.

Living back in Thailand was a big part of it but there was something else. The excuses were mentioned. I didn’t want to write about daytime work production or brag about my health and fitness progress.

By the beginning of 2015, I tried to get active again and starting on urban change around the place I lived. I was getting to it. But things turned and it was put on hold. I had to deal with another big move in my life.