So I was called to action as a sketchnoter to PING Helsinki, an event that is meant for content creators (bloggers, vloggers, Insta gurus etc.) and business people to share views, ideas and guidelines.
I remember how I myself started to create online content. It was back in the early years of Facebook as I wondered what else I could do with Facebook besides poke people and throw sheep at them. Instead, I started to draw cartoons about my mundane life as a Swedish teacher.
Things got out of hands (as they usually do) and now, some seven years after I started with the FB cartoons, I run a company of my own where I do sketchnoting, strategic illustrations and animated videos as an full-time entrepreneur. No more Swedish teaching for me but I still have a cartoon blog where I scribble my observations and wonderings as cartoon form. It’s mine, it’s all me and it’s real.
So I’m a content creator. But as a some what sarcastic cartoon blogger from the valley of marginal blogging, I didn’t quite fit in the PING Helsinki crowd filled with fashion and make-up bloggers, lifestyle bloggers and family bloggers – not to mention the Instagram and YouTube stars. That didn’t stop me how ever enjoying the great presentations by the keynote speakers Gerd Leonhard, Caterina Fake and Minna Salami. Could a robot do what I’m doing? Is this social peacocking? How to use the power that I have through my network in social media?
I missed out the final party because I had to hurry home to my boys after an intensive three-day tour, but hey, who knows, maybe next year?
My hand writing in an old-fashioned way.