What Happens When You Start Producing Viral Content: Hint You Can’t Stop

The Viral Experiment

“Hey check this out, look how many shares it has reached”

I think I must’ve sent this to the co-writer of Brublahblah (BBB) when our post “Things People Say When They Hear You’re From Brunei” was shared (1700++ shares) beyond expectation. The comments and shares came flooding in.

In 2014, I started the website BBB with a local ThoughtCatalog (TC) writer. I found it amazing that a local writer could reach such a broad audience, their writings have reached thousands on TC to an international audience. I wondered whether it could actually work in a local context.

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Blogging, with feeling

via @Kurapak  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSq1D9TBbc6/

Last night was my first real hug to my mom when we all greeted her happy birthday at midnight. The previous one when I was still a teenager. I don’t know the feeling but I always wanted to hug my mother. – Ranoadidas http://rano360.com/2017/04/08/a-sons-love/

 

two posts over last week caught my eye. an instagram post by kurapak and a long post by Ranoadidas. it was from two veterans (long serving members) of the blogging community and what interested me was how their individual stories felt anachronistic to the type of content they usually provide.

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creative industry needs support

so, support in what sense really?

what’s coming up are a summary of my respective reservations and apprehensions with this phrase, in conversation and in the media:

“creative industry needs support”

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Where Should You Go For Dinner: Brunei

to be honest I would only eat at four or at least five of the places mentioned. i had the impulse to make this which is strange cause i made the other graphic for lunch around this time last year. i used illustrator for this and i am glad i did! hope this helps someone out there! 

Kueh Raya Brunei

Kueh Raya Brunei. Made this graphic with also some help from @_AidaDin @29oaml @jakeiskandarr @iqahafiqah @EmahDarul @YOKOstclaire

Advertising: Women

Looking at the most recent issues of Inspire, BHC and Plus magazine what I found was that females are depicted either as mothers, or in relation to marriage. This selection may seem nit picky but in most cases males were depicted as active and single, while the females are usually placed in a home environment. Can we think of other ways of depicting females? 

Gadong June 4

Thursday, 4 June 2015. [PART 2 OF 2]

Decided to take my camera out.

Near the Telisai-Lumut highway.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 Near the Telisai-Lumut highway. Reminded me of a scene from Apocalypse Now. 

Seeds Stuff

In a space of a month a team of volunteers went about putting on an original musical play…from scratch. This is everything, I mean everything from nothing. What costumes should be worn, when the music should start playing, how large a fish prop should be, where the audience should sit…the list goes on.

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