Most of the time, I like to write and I like to write about different topics. Writing about museums is a challenging task because museum texts will often end up in the “save for later” option, while “later” will likely not come very soon.
On my profile on Quora, I like to write about things I don’t write on this blog, simply because this is a museum blog (laugh).
For instance, I write about tennis players, Croatian culture, and about feminism. Many people upvote (it’s the Quoran term for “liking”) these posts, and I get thousands and thousands of views. Once I wrote something about Croatian football team, and it earned me over 120 000 views and nearly 5500 upvotes.
However, when I answer a question related to museums, the results are very modest. It’s mostly because people are too “busy” to read about something that “serious”. Or at least they feel busy for that.
New Year Decisions
My New Year decision was to write one particular museum tweet per day, and tag it with #2019MuseumsDaily, adding the number. I plan to do it for the entire year, until reaching the N365 on the New Year’s Eve ahead of 2020.
I’m proud because as of 11th day of February, I have completed the total number of 42 tweets.
Here I come with the happiest moments of January. Here comes the way I started…
…after which I made some question-answer messages.
A few words about the concept of love and passion for museums or the specific museums…
Some museums have a lovely presence on social media, and apart from sharing a lot of daily inspiration with their followers, they invite more people to visit them. Others not at all.
This tweet was a little moment of inspiration, but it brought me some interesting insights from museum professionals and museum goers. Click on the tweet to see these replies.
Something I usually say in my travel articles…
There is something I often say on Twitter, but it often goes misunderstood. Even in this case, I had to provide further explanation. The main point is “I know your museum is accessible to people with disabilities, and it’s laudable. However, I tried to point out something else: some barrier are lesser obvious and have to do with people’s confidence and belief they are welcome to museums.”
And at the end of that last month, I managed to write something beautiful.
For all the tweets of January, just click on the hashtag and select the option “latest”, so you’ll see all these tweets in the descendant chronological order.
What is next for Museums Daily?
After completing this joyful January set, I started February with a new concept – sharing one, newer or older post from this blog. However, it turned out to be a wrong idea. My followers didn’t care about these posts anymore.
I decided to write a tweet about that issue and I received an interesting answer – people don’t have time to read that blog post, so they prefer not to interact with something that may not fully understand or agree with.
People don’t have time to visit museums.
People don’t have time to read about museums.
What else people don’t have time for? Maybe they don’t have time to watch Netflix or sports? They certainly don’t have time to watch Netflix series they are not interested in or sports they don’t like at all.
If you are finding yourself reading this article, you likely have time for Fun Museums, even though you “don’t have time” for some other webpage. And readers on that webpage likely wouldn’t have time for Fun Museums (laugh).
Since I want to make people have time for museums, not necessarily the Fun Museums blog, but museums in general, I’m willing to adapt. This is February, the month of love, right?
So, I switched back to plain tweets, before I start something new and fresh I will try if it works out. It’s important to make errors in the process, because without errors we don’t learn. For instance, when I draw, I make lots of errors. I correct them fast, but I’m happy I had an opportunity to make an error (laugh).